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Cars Coming Soon: Anyone Else Thankful for the 2013 SRT Viper?

November 22nd, 2012

2013 SRT Viper

While most people around the country are aptly spending the day being thankful for poultry and football, some of us prefer to count our blessings with real American ingenuity.

Or American/Italian, in some cases.

Today it might be worth taking a moment to be thankful for the Italian ownership and American craftsmen and women behind the 2013 SRT Viper. Without them, the return of the iconic American snake might never have happened.

Let’s pause and give thanks.

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Next Dodge Viper: Small and Lean or Big and Brash?

October 28th, 2011

2013 Dodge Viper test mule

The BMW M3 will lose its V8 in favor of a turbo six.

The vaunted BMW M5‘s V10 engine has been pared down to a twin-turbo V8.

Mercedes-Benz will develop a straight 6 and replace its 6.3-liter V8 engines with a 5.5-liter turbo 8.

Yes, the theme of the day is downsizing. Automakers across the board are using smaller engines to develop more power and deliver better fuel economy. It’s true in everything from the monster super-sedans to the Ford F-150 and its EcoBoost V6.

There’s one brash automaker, though, that may have decided to buck the trend of going small and plans to reinvent an icon in the only way it knows how: with a crazy big engine.

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