SRT knows that many Viper owners actually use their cars on the track; the Viper was not designed as a boulevard cruiser, after all. For those drivers who want to shave those lap times in amateur competition, the Viper TA Special Edition Package has been added to the lineup for 2014.
TA stands for Time Attack, and this street-legal Viper has been lightened and tweaked specifically for racetrack use. Upgrades include Bilstein DampTronic shocks that have been recalibrated for the track, new springs and sway bars, and two-piece Brembo brakes that are optimized for high-heat track conditions. Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires are standard, and the Viper TA gets lightweight Sidewinder II wheels. Curb weight has been trimmed to 3390 pounds.
A carbon fiber X-brace is used in place of the stock aluminum unit under the hood, for weight savings. The Viper TA’s unique orange paint is accented by an Advanced Aerodynamics Package that adds a carbon fiber front splitter and rear spoiler. The spoilers are functional, providing additional downforce at high speeds. At the rear, a carbon fiber applique reminds followers that this is no ordinary Viper.
The interior uses the lightweight Sabelt ballistic-fabric racing seats as the Viper GTS, adding orange accent stitching on the seats and steering wheel. These seats are designed to accept a three- or six-point racing harness from the factory.
The Viper’s 8.4 liter V10 is unchanged from the stock model; output is still rated at 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. The 2014 Viper TA goes on sale some time in December.