Jay Leno had the pleasure of being the first civilian to drive the new 2013 SRT Viper GTS in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. Beth Paretta and Mark Trostle were also on hand to offer a few more details on the one, the only, the pinnacle Viper pilot car, and the star of the new SRT lineup.

Leno’s review includes a side-by-side look at Vipers throughout the years, and he gets under the hood of the only new one in existence! So, what do you think: was he pleased with the new Viper, or does he still prefer the older generations? Watch the video and find out!

As a reminder, the new Viper is powered by a new 8.4-liter all-aluminum, V-10 overhead-valve engine that will deliver a total of 640 HP and 600 lb-ft of torque. The new engine is mated to an improved Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission.


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  (683) posted on 07.16.2012

That must be me, if only I have that kind of show. He’s such a cool guy to drive everybody’s fantasy car.

  (394) posted on 07.12.2012

He rocks on that video, knowing that it has 640HP of V10 engine with gorgeous glossy carbon-fiber bodywork.

  (797) posted on 07.11.2012

I love this Viper, and I’m interested to see and hear more from Jay Leno.

  (630) posted on 07.10.2012

His show is as cool as the cars he drives.

  (553) posted on 07.10.2012

How many cars did Jay Leno handled for a test drive on his show?

  (474) posted on 07.8.2012

He must be the luckiest civilian to drive that Viper for a test-drive. Though he’s not even owned one, he still has the privilege of driving it for his show’s episode.

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