Examining the 2014 SRT Viper Aerodynamics

SRT Viper hood close up
It’s said that form follows function. The large center inlet on the hood channels air directly to the V10’s air intake and the elegant hood vents provide an exit for hot temperatures extracted from radiator to be released. In the case of an SRT designed Viper, these gaping holes are all business. Join us as we take a look at the aerodynamics of the latest SRT Viper

SRT Viper front up
The front bumper has lateral fins built in that distribute incoming air to the radiator and take new shape at higher speed to create additional downforce. Vents on the cheeks funnel cold air through the bumper, directly feeding the massive brake rotors.

SRT Viper front
All of these vents and holes allow the Viper to keep it’s cool on the track lap after lap of repeat time attack. Or hooning if that’s your thing.

SRT Viper rear quarter
A trip around the tail end of the SRT Viper showcase additional air vents and channels that may not be so visible from the side profile. The large vent on the fenders have been a staple design element of the Viper since it’s introduction. New for the SRT Viper is an exit for heat extracted from the rear brakes. Function, check.

The overall rear hatch and trunk area of the new Viper closely follows the previous generation. The trunk incorporates an arching lip spoiler that gracefully increases downforce. The tail lights of the SRT Viper are now fancy LEDs for minimal electrical consumption and 21st century street cred. Underneath of this slithering animal is nearly as smooth as road itself with built in rear defusers to help create additional downforce with minimal drag.

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