SRT has begun accepting orders for the 2013 Viper.

Originally unveiled at the New York Auto Show, the redesigned model has sinister styling which manages to be elegant and aggressive. Besides looking fantastic, the car's exterior has lightweight components including a carbon fiber hood, roof and deck lid.

While the exterior has an evolutionary design, the cabin is light years ahead of its predecessor as it features high materials and a pleasing design. Notable highlights include leather-wrapped Sabelt racing seats, a digital instrument cluster and an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system.

Power is provided by an 8.4-liter V10 engine that produces 640 hp (477 kW / 649 PS) and 600 lb-ft (814 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the 3,354 lbs (1,521 kg) sports car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in the "low 3-second range," run the quarter-mile in the "mid 11-second range" and hit a top speed of 206 mph (331 km/h). If that's not impressive enough, the model can go from 0-100-0 mph in less than 12 seconds.

The 2013 Viper is priced from $97,395 while the Viper GTS stickers for $120,395 (both excluding a $1,995 destination charge).

Gallery: 2013 SRT Viper goes up for order, has a top speed of 206 mph

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