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by David Zatz on

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Earlier this year, SRT announced that the Viper’s base price would rise by $2,000, but include the Grand Touring Package and 12-speaker system, sold in 2013 for $4,495, and ordered by “nearly all buyers.” It turns out that there are a number of other changes to the iconic car for 2014.

The base Viper is getting a standard HD radio with navigation and UConnect Access; it includes a 900-watt amplifier and 12 speakers, including dual subwoofers; three-mode stability control, including a new “rain” mode; and a backup camera.

On GTS, in addition to these updates, buyers will get two-piece StopTech brake rotors that are lighter but higher performance, moved in from the Track Package. GTS also gets a five-mode stability control system, including rain mode.

The Sidewinder II wheels and Pirelli Corsa track tires have been moved from the Track Package to become a freestanding option (included in the TA edition). Buyers can now get the Sidewinder II wheels without the Corsa tires, though to get those tires, they must get the wheels.  In the Viper TA, the Stop Tech rotors, now standard on GTS, have been replaced by two-piece Brembo rotors.

Regular Viper buyers can now get their cars painted Billet Silver and GTS-R blue, the colors used on the #91 Viper GTS-R racing car in American Le Mans.

The 2014 Viper TA returns; it currently holds the Laguna Seca Raceway track record, and is built off the base Viper. There will be 93 orange TAs (the only Vipers in this color), 33 black, and 33 white.  The TA adds orange stitching, a dash plaque, carbon-fiber engine bay x-brace and rear applique, an aero package, various decals, Sidewinder II wheels in matte black, and P-Zero Corsa track tires. 2014 options to come midyear will include solid sway bars, orange Bilstein DampTronic shocks with two-mode suspension tuning, five-mode stability control, competition alignment, Brembo rotors and pads developed for the ACR-X racing cars, and anodized black calipers with orange lettering. Thanks, MoparNut.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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