A prototype 2012 Viper was unveiled at a Chrysler dealer conference on September 14th, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. It was also revealed that there would be no 2011 model Dodge Vipers as the Viper range was going to be rebooted in 2012 with the SRT Viper GTS.
The Viper GTS was also placed on display for a single night at the 11th Viper Owners Invitational in Salt Lake City, Utah. SRT CEO Ralph Gilles was present at the event to gather feedback from owners of previous Vipers regarding the styling of the 2012 Viper.
He also announced in the Autumn of 2011 that the 5th generation Viper would be shown at the New York Auto Show in April 2012. Production of the SRT Viper began in late 2012 under the "Street and Racing Technology" brand, which was altered from a performance group to a brand within the Chrysler Group LLC.
Production of the SRT Viper was paused in April 2014 due to poor sales. Following SRT's return to being a tuner brand, the SRT Viper re-entered production in the third-half of 2014 as 2015 Dodge Viper with minor updates. In early 2016, the Dodge Viper was confirmed to cease production in 2017 due to failing to comply to the revised U.S. federal safety standard which will mandate side curtain airbags.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
The SRT Viper GTS appears as a Muscle class vehicle in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012). The Viper GTS was revealed on June 4th, 2012 on the official Need for Speed website after EA's E3 conference ended.
The Viper GTS is the fastest accelerating Muscle class vehicle in the game. Compared to its competitors like the Ford Mustang Boss 302, the Viper weighs less and thus benefits from a notably more responsive steering, which is similar to that of Exotic cars.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (Mobile)
The SRT Viper GTS appears in the iOS and Android releases of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) as the #2 Most Wanted vehicle. It is the most powerful car in the Muscle class and is unlocked upon defeating "FANGD" in the Snakebite event. It costs $500,000.
Need for Speed: Rivals
The Viper GTS appears in Need for Speed: Rivals as an RCPD unit. It can be made available for the RCPD in either a Patrol, Undercover or Enforcer specification upon the player completing the associated Rank 7 assignment.
Need for Speed: No Limits
The Viper GTS appears in Need for Speed: No Limits as a Super class car. Its starting rank is 648 PR and 25 blueprints are needed to unlock the car.
Need for Speed (2015)
The SRT Viper GTS appears in Need for Speed (2015) as the renamed 2014 Dodge Viper SRT and can be purchased for 88,100.
|Stock||0-60 mph: 03.66 s||1/4 mile: 11.33 s @ 134 mph (216 km/h)||Top Speed: 206 mph (332 km/h)||Power: 640 hp|
|Fully Upgraded||0-60 mph: 02.09 s||1/4 mile: 09.00 s @ 165 mph (266 km/h)||Top Speed: 236 mph (380 km/h)||Power: 1,203 hp|
|Dodge Viper (Model Range)|
|RT-10 • GTS (1996) • SRT-10 (2003) • SRT-10 (2008) • SRT-10 Final Edition • SRT-10 ACR|
|GTS (2012) • TA|