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SRT® Viper GTS: The Snake Arrives in Oman
Posted on: 10 November 2013

The fifth generation of Viper, the iconic American-built supercar today made its long-awaited debut in Oman. The Street and Racing Technology (SRT®) brand’s flagship offers more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts while respecting its legacy of American craftsmanship and visceral performance. Launched in the Omani market by Dhofar Automotive, the official distributer of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram in the Sultanate, the arrival of the Viper was celebrated with a media launch event at Bait Al-Zubair Museum, and was attended by the Managing Director of Chrysler Group Middle East, senior Chrysler Group representatives, Dhofar Automotive senior staff and local media representatives.

Chris Edwards, General Manager of Dhofar Automotive, said “It gives us great pride to launch the iconic hand-built-in-Detroit, flagship supercar from the Chrysler Group Sable. These have been and continue to be exciting times for the automotive market in Oman, and now, with the inclusion of the Viper into our offering, we have expanded our product offering to the discerning, super car enthusiasts. This vehicle – the VIPER – with its sheer, uncompromising style, combined with the V10 640 Hp engine is truly a Halo vehicle and is testament to the new standards of brilliance and innovation we can expect from the Chrysler Group in the years ahead. ”

Jack Rodencal, Managing Director of Chrysler Group Middle East, noted: “Beyond being the flagship for the new SRT® brand, the launch of the all-new Viper proves that we simply would not let the performance icon of the Chrysler Group die. Willed to live on by a very special group of performance enthusiasts inside the company and across Viper Nation, the SRT® team under our new leadership was challenged to not just continue the legendary Viper, but to create the fifth generation of our world-class supercar that would showcase the very best we have to offer.”

The performance numbers that have been synonymous with Viper throughout its history continue with the all-new SRT® Viper GTS, which delivers a top speed of over 331 kmh and 0-100 kmh acceleration in the low 3-second range.   Performance ratings for the SRT-engineered V-10 Viper are 640hp and 600 lb.-ft. of torque - the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world.

The Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission has been improved with closer gear ratios and a final drive ratio that has been shortened to 3.55 from 3.07. The shifter throw also is shorter. As a result, the latest SRT® Viper GTS is more engaging to drive. Its top speed of 331 kmh is now achieved through 6th gear with maximum engine speed (redline) at 6,200 rpm.

The SRT® Viper GTS is hand-built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, the Viper’s home since 1995, and features new interior and exterior designs incorporating premium materials and new exterior surfaces with aerodynamically functional details that are beautifully integrated into the high-tech carbon fibre and aluminum skin. On the inside, designers and engineers strived to rethink all its touch points and upgrade all its material appointments and technologies.

The SRT® Viper GTS builds on the DNA of the SRT® Viper model with more technologically advanced solutions, like its driver-selectable two-mode suspension system that allows this world-class car to find new limits on the track while also opening up its envelope as a more mature evolution of the classic, extreme performance formula. Designed and built with premium features and materials inside and out, the Viper GTS will compete with the best performance vehicles in the world - and do so with a wide range of creature comforts, advanced drivetrain and interior technologies.

Learn more the SRT® Viper GTS at Dhofar Automotive by calling 24584530 or visit your nearest showroom from Saturday to Thursday, between 8am and 1pm or 4pm and 8pm.