The straight-line racers over at have the first shot of a pre-production 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10, hot off the Michigan assembly line. The only problem is that shot they've got? It's of the Viper in "Snakeskin Green," one of the new "lifesaver colors" that include "Venom Red," "Viper Violet," "Viper Orange" and "Bright Blue." But, since the new Dodge Viper SRT will have a 8.4-liter aluminum V-10 engine with 600 HP and 560 lb-ft of torque, 0-60 times that should be well under four seconds and a 0-100-0 in under 12 seconds — we're willing to let it slide. But only just this once.

Pre-Production 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10's are starting to appear. []


What Else Is New? More From The Chrylser Group; Detroit Auto Show Embargo-Uh-Oh! The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10, Courtesy Of Road & Track [internal]