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Old 01-30-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default Viper Getting 2015 Re-Fresh (Yes, C7 Related)

After two years in its conceptual planning, then another two years in development, with the first one coming off the assembly line just three weeks ago, and already the SRT Viper is getting a 2015 model year re-fresh? I am thinking that having a five year old Corvette ZR-1 kick its butt on the race track (more than two seconds a lap faster in last month's Motor Trend track test) had a lot to do with this, probably compounded by the innovative engineering on the base/ approximate $53K, 2014 Stringray that the $100-140K Viper doesn't have.

Here's some direct quotes from "Viper Alley -- the Viper forum:

"Re The 2015 Re-Fresh: The buyers of the 2013 and 2014 models get pissed when their cars fall into a bottomless depreciation pit." and,

"Epic Fail!"; and,

"After getting rapped by the ZR-1", and, lastly,

"Is the 2015 scrambling to keep up with the new Corvette?
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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After two years in its conceptual planning, then another two years in development, with the first one coming off the assembly line just three weeks ago, and already the SRT Viper is getting a 2015 model year re-fresh? I am thinking that having a five year old Corvette ZR-1 kick its butt on the race track (more than two seconds a lap faster in last month's Motor Trend track test) had a lot to do with this, probably compounded by the innovative engineering on the base/ approximate $53K, 2014 Stringray that the $100-140K Viper doesn't have.

Here's some direct quotes from "Viper Alley -- the Viper forum:

"Re The 2015 Re-Fresh: The buyers of the 2013 and 2014 models get pissed when their cars fall into a bottomless depreciation pit." and,

"Epic Fail!"; and,

"After getting rapped by the ZR-1", and, lastly,

"Is the 2015 scrambling to keep up with the new Corvette?
Expect to see a lot of this. There is going to be a lot of leap frogging in the industry for the fewer customers available. I think this is a reason we are seeing the Mustang being completely redone and a new Baracuda by SRT, etc, etc.
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The next 5 years are going to be a very competitive time in the global performance car market. I think this is a reason we aren't hearing much more YET about the other C7's to come and why they will all be using the same chassis.

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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Is this a joke?...Wow
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #5
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Lots of rumors that the 2015 Viper refresh is simply just going to be a convertible...
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:23 PM   #7
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The refresh is more likely an application of lessons learned in ALMS racing than it is a response to production Corvettes.

Aero tweaks, suspension tweaks, strengthening whatever the weakest link was found to be. Normally such things aren't called a refresh, but at what point in the rumor trail was the word refresh attached and by whom?

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:40 PM   #8
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Per Autoweek.

http://www.autoweek.com/article/2013...n=awdailydrive
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:48 PM   #9
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:13 PM   #11
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I wonder how the early buyers of the new snake are going to react to this. First their ride gets owned (thrice) by the outgoing ZR on the track. And now an early re-fresh.

Yikes.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:26 PM   #12
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:41 PM   #13
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Damnit I saved the C6rs to my **** folder.

Wait.. what's the problem again?
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