SRT Viper Teases Once More Before It Slithers Out

Here's the new SRT Viper, teased for the last time before its debut at this week's New York Auto Show. It looks surprisingly like last year's bubble-topped Zagato TZ3 Stradale, Italy's own interpretation of the Viper formula.

The TZ3 Stradale was built off of the old Viper ACR, complete with that car's 611-horsepower, 8.4 liter V10. It was a strangely American tribute to the all-Italian sports racers of Alfa Romeo's postwar glory years in the 1960s. Zagato even billed the TZ3 Stradale as the "first American Alfa Romeo."

Now the Italian/American exchange has come full circle, with the new SRT Viper getting a healthy dose of Italian styling. Is all this hybridization a good thing, or should the Viper stay looking corn-fed American, whatever that means?

(Hat tip to Enginerrrrrrrrr!)