Report: Only one in five Chrysler dealers will sell the 2013 SRT Viper

The redesigned 2013 SRT Viper will only be sold at about one in five Chrysler Group dealerships, according to the head of the SRT brand Ralph Gilles.

To become one of the dealers that sells Chrysler’s brand new supercar, you will have to train staff, buy special tools and improve their facilities.

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“We’re going to open it up to any dealer who can put the money forward and the training, but it’s going to be pretty difficult to hit all of those things,” Gilles said. “You’ve got to have the training, the facilities, and some history of selling Vipers and SRTs in general.”

While Chrysler can’t legally stop a dealer from selling the new Viper, they can make it difficult with some additional requirements Gille said. The move is all part of catering to a new breed of customers that Chrysler wants to make sure have a great experience with the purchase of the 2013 SRT Viper.

Refresher: Power for the 2013 SRT Viper comes from an all-aluminum, mid-engine 8.4-liter V10 that makes 640 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual transmission with a shorter throw shifter, closer gear ratios and a final drive ratio that has been shortened to 3.55 from 3.07.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews