Dodge is kicking off the weekend in speculator fashion by releasing the first teaser image of the 2013 Viper.

Dodge is kicking off the weekend in speculator fashion by releasing the first teaser image of the 2013 Viper.

Seen here undergoing cold weather testing, the development mule is based on a 2010 model that has been equipped with stability control. Additional information is limited, but the car was created alongside the Mercedes SLS AMG so we have high hopes.

Styling will likely be as bold as ever as Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles has commented the vehicle would resemble a "naked woman on a beach." This is open to interpretation - not to mention sleazy jokes - but we're taking it to mean a massive grille, a long hood, and a double bubble roof.

Despite previous rumors that the car would feature a Ferrari-sourced engine, the Viper is expected to use a carryover 8.4-liter V10 that has been equipped with MultiAir technology. Nothing is official, but it's likely to produce more than 600 hp (450 kW / 608 PS) and 560 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque.

Regardless of the final details, the production model is set to be launched in late 2012.

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