by David Zatz • Posted on May 24th, 2013
According to reliable source oh2o, the 2014 SRT Viper will start production on July 2013, and run for one full calendar year, with higher than usual production planned. While the changes from model-year 2013 are unknown, other than the usual continuous quality improvements, oh2o did provide a preliminary, subject-to-change color list:
||True Blue Pearl
|Billet Silver Metallic
||Stryker Green Tri-Coat (GTS only)
The 2013 Viper is rated at 640 horsepower with 600 foot-pounds of torque; it weighs 100 pounds less than the 2011 model, and has a substantially upgraded interior along with electronic goodies such as Launch Control. 2013-2014 Viper in depth.
The Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholder’s Meeting of Fiat S.p.A. kicks off tomorrow at 11:00 AM CET (5:00 AM Eastern).
The main item on the agenda is one of the biggest changes since the company was founded on July 11, 1899: will Fiat no longer be an Italian company?
Despite negative recommendations from some proxy advisors, industry watchers expect the merger of Fiat and Chrysler to receive the two-thirds majority needed for approval....
After the recent discovery that Ford had been tossing out the spare tire, jack, radio, and console of its F-450 to make it (barely) fit into the weight rating of a class three truck (while increasing its payload slightly but cutting the base weight), Larry Vellequette of Automotive News noted that GM had started playing the same game on its own trucks to boost payload ratings....
The Fiat 500L-Vans design concept on display this week at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, has attracted attention as far away as Milan, Italy.
The surf-themed concept was featured in “Motori 24″, the automotive section of Milan-based Il Sole 24 Ore.
Inspired by the original high-top shoe from Vans, a California apparel company first made famous by Sean Penn in the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the custom 500L features palm-patterned canvas upholstery, Vans logo stickers on the instrument panel and Vans Waffle Sole pattern on the pedals....