There's two little design easter eggs you might miss on the new SRT Viper if you don't look carefully — maps of two famous racetracks that have been lovingly tattooed like a tramp stamp onto the new 640 HP supercar.
The boys at Chrysler have a recent history of dropping cool, secret design easter eggs into their cars — either to pay homage to the past (in the case of the cool "Sarge" front fascia etched into the headlight lens of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee) — or, in the case of the new Viper — to pay homage to the tracks they one day hope to make their bitch.
The first homage you'll find is etched lovingly into the plastic on the door pull above the window switch. This little easter egg is a map of the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife track — a track where SRT engineers hope they'll be able to beat the last generation's stellar laptime (7:12:13 in the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR, 7:59:00 in the Dodge Viper SRT-10) on.
But that's not the only track stamp on the new Viper.
The second homage is located beneath the cup holder over the transmission tunnel. That tattoo is of Laguna Seca — the Monterey, California track where the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR set the lap record of 1:33.944 back in 2009.
I love fun, little design easter eggs like these — it shows the designers love the product they're working on. Plus, it means that although they're cocky as hell — they don't take themselves too seriously.
Check out our great list of the top ten automotive design easter eggs here, and feel free to give us ones we've missed in the comments below.
(Hat tip to Speed:Sport:Life!)