2013 SRT Viper Faces Motor Trend’s Testing Procedures

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The J-Turn: Episode 12

On this episode of The J-Turn, I  bring you a firsthand look at the instrumented testing procedures that each new vehicle undergoes.  Using the 2013 SRT Viper to demonstrate each aspect of the test, I first meet up with Motor Trend’s Testing Director, Kim Reynolds, to experience the vehicle dynamics through the Figure 8.  Then, I head over to the drag strip with Scott Mortara for acceleration testing, where together we show that properly launching a car requires much more than simply stepping on the gas.  See how the manual transmission, 640 horsepower SRT Viper behaves when put through its paces, and find out how well we’re able to launch the 10-cylinder beast.

85 Responses to “2013 SRT Viper Faces Motor Trend’s Testing Procedures”


    Better not floor it at the point you leave the clutch, too much energy and
    thrust at that point. Viper is a mid range torque vehicle is pretty hard to
    launch a mid range torque quick unless you have good tyres. If GTR is a MT
    RWD, it takes more skills than Viper to launch because it’s torque jump
    from 3200 all the way to 5800rpm. Floor it or slow down is the question.

  2. Bence316 says:

    I want to have sex with this girl, on that dragstrip, and in this viper!

  3. Mangobrain82 says:

    good god did you hear the drone at 1:30

  4. afarleo says:

    Hey Jessi, have you ever driven the acr? If so what are your thoughts in
    terms of handling ability at the limit with its lighter weight and
    spectacular downforce compared to the new gen vipers? And guys,
    seriously…the women jokes got old real fast, especially considering she
    can drive better than all of you i’d bet

  5. dbc1dc says:

    Who is Jessi Lang and where has she been all my life? Wa wa wee wa!

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  7. saraidenova692 says:


  8. PeppersOnChili says:

    Why is this woman even here

  9. Cuseball121 says:

    Why does this chick have a job? She clearly doesn’t know anything about cars.

  10. TheCamaro5 says:

    I dont know if you are some sick dude with a hot girl pick or not but I wish I new girls that where into cars if you are a girl, maybe I wouldnt get griped at for buying wheels LOL!!!

  11. ridge147 says:

    The front lifts when he accelerates, and slams forward when he brakes… seems soft on the suspension….

  12. Cams250 says:

    Srt is more for sport use, like normal everyday street driving. The GTS was made built and designed around racing. The Srt looks better in my opinion… The GTS also costs a lot more.

  13. bryanbeachboy1970 says:

    price and trim levels mostly. SRT is the ChrysCo division that makes the Viper now rather than Dodge (Look for images of their next home grown platform, the Barracuda, coming soon!). The ‘regular’ Viper starts at just a squeak under $100k, while the GTS starts at about $120k. The difference is that the GTS has more options for ride and handling and interior. That being said, get the regular Viper with the optional Track package which gives you better and lighter wheels and brakes.

  14. George East says:

    What is the difference between the srt viper and the srt viper GTS.

  15. SupercarsGT says:

    Viper, the king of muscle cars

  16. enemay says:


  17. Chance Hales says:

    Nice insights to some of the test procedures you do! You should do one of the photographers next!

  18. thebananaboatlife says:

    That is one beautiful sexy ass female, the only reason why i watched and thumbed up this video, lol, by far this is the video where she looks the most amazing. 8)

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  20. MrVinsanity99 says:

    this looks like an awesome job to have. so jealous…

  21. ronmann606 says:

    6:23 Price is Right Style? 3600 would be a terrible bet if someone already bet 3500.

  22. sebastienh78 says:

    None, I was just awsering to a bunch of insult from a troll called entityofme after I kidda make fun of his comment for this vid. I should have sent him a private message. Sorry

  23. TheMadkent says:

    thanks captain obvious – the point being made is it’s a stupid fkn system

  24. Nebderf M says:

    Can I marry her?

  25. calinator51able says:

    Scott is awesome! He could help me learn to launch my C5…..

  26. GeneralCange says:


  27. Anibal Diaz says:

    she’s hot !!

  28. sebastienh78 says:

    Yeah right of course every average 19 year girls in Eastern Europe, drives ZR1 on the track, drifs Bentleys on ice, and rally cars on dirt, hit 186.6 mph (300 kmh) on the Texas mile with an Henessey ZL1 banging trough the gears like a pro. Poeple say she’s hot, not only because she looks pretty, but because she’s a genuine car enthusiast who probably drive a lot better than you, and cars you will never own you jealous son of a bitch. Go to hell

  29. entityofme says:

    you guys are lame. This chick is average at best compared to eastern european women and if you go to any beach you will see 19 year old girls eveywhere that put her to shame. I almost forgot to mention the car is boring and a big pile of shit.

  30. big pito says:


  31. Ti Ma says:

    Took her 10 tries less to do a good start than most guys.

  32. whiskaleafa says:

    Jessi is basically every man’s dream gearhead girl.. Whomever the lucky bastard is that got/gets to marry her, YOU sir, make me jealous

  33. Damon X says:

    I love this girl

  34. Alan Portugeys says:

    lol u passed a train

  35. rorschach775 says:

    For all the shit talking MotorTrend does towards the Viper, they sure do like to milk the car for as much publicity as possible.

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