The 2013 Viper is one of the most anticipated supercars in recent memory and Chrysler has confirmed it will become the first SRT-branded product.

The 2013 Viper is one of the most anticipated supercars in recent memory and Chrysler has confirmed it will become the first SRT-branded product.

While there have been SRT variants before - like the Chrysler 300C SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 - the next-generation Viper will drop the Dodge name and be officially known as the SRT Viper.

Besides announcing the name change, Chrysler confirmed the model will be built in Detroit at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant. Production is scheduled to begin in late 2012 and the plant's reopening is expected to create 150 jobs.

As we have previously reported, the redesigned Viper could debut at the New York Auto Show with an 8.7-liter V10 engine that develops more than 600 hp (450 kW / 608 PS) and 560 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque.

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