Dodge Viper Ending Production; 5 Limited-Edition Models Released


“The Dodge Viper has had a great run, and 25 years after it was first introduced, it leaves the supercar world reaching for the records it continues to set,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat – FCA, North America. “With more track records than any production car in the world, the Dodge Viper ACR will live on as the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever, the car that has set the benchmark for all that follows in its tracks.”

First released for the 1992 model year, the Dodge Viper took the supercar market by storm and has had a very strong following since. With multiple motorsports racing event victories under it’s belt and the Viper ACR model holding more track records than any production car in the world (a total of 13 road course lap records as certified by the Sports Car Club of America); it’s safe to say the Viper is going out on top. It even became it’s own brand in 2013 when Dodge created ‘SRT’ as it’s own brand and offered the Viper as the only vehicle in the brand line-up. In 2015 though, the SRT brand was eliminated and the Viper was renamed the Dodge Viper again.

Since 1992, Dodge and SRT have built approximately 30,000 Vipers at the Mack Avenue Assembly (1992–1994) and Conner Avenue Assembly Plant (1995–current), both in Detroit. For it’s 25th anniversary and final year of production, the Dodge brand is celebrating with five limited-edition models that commemorate this milestone and highlight several of the most iconic special edition Vipers of the past.

All 2017 Dodge Vipers are powered by the iconic all-aluminum 8.4-liter V-10 engine that delivers 645 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque — the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world.  Standard safety features include electronic multistage stability control, traction control and a new four-channel anti-lock brake system.Beginning on June 24th and new for 2017 model year, customers can order their Viper in the following exclusive special edition configurations:

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Viper 1:28 Edition ACR

  • Pays tribute to the current production car single lap record of 1:28.65 set by champion driver Randy Pobst in a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR at historic Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California, in October 2015
  • Features black exterior and painted rear wing with red ACR stripes, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, 1:28 Edition exterior sill decal, ACR interior with red accent stitching, serialized instrument panel 1:28 Edition badge, along with a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver’s side door
  • As many as 28 units of this new special edition configuration will be built for the 2017 model year

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Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR

  • Designed to pay tribute to one of the most distinguishable and iconic Viper paint schemes of all time – the white and blue combination of the 1998 Viper GTS-R GT2 Championship Edition
  • Similar to the 2005 Viper SRT-10, Ram SRT-10 and SRT-4 Commemorative Editions
  • Features Pearl White exterior with Blue Pearl GTS stripes, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, Exterior Carbon Package, unique red Stryker badge decal, GTS-R exterior sill decals, USA flag B-pillar decals, ACR interior with red accent stitching, Header Red seat belts, serialized instrument panel GTS-R badge and a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver’s side door
  • As many as 100 units of this new special edition configuration will be built for 2017

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Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR

  • Modeled after the original 2010 Viper VoooDoo edition
  • Features black exterior and graphite metallic ACR driver’s stripe with red tracer outline, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, VoooDoo II exterior sill decals, ACR interior with silver accent stitching, serialized instrument panel VoooDoo II badge and custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver’s side door
  • As many as 31 units of this new special edition configuration will be produced for 2017

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Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC

  • Color was inspired by the original 2010 Snakeskin ACR
  • Features new Snakeskin Green exterior with a custom snakeskin patterned SRT stripe, Advanced Aerodynamics Package, GT black interior, serialized instrument panel Snakeskin badge and a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver’s side door
  • As many as 25 units of this new special edition configuration will be produced for 2017

Dodge Dealer Edition ACR

  • Available exclusively through Dodge’s highest sales volume Viper dealers, Tomball Dodge of Tomball, Texas, and Roanoke Dodge of Roanoke, Ill.
  • Features Viper White exterior with Competition Blue center stripe, Adrenaline Red driver stripe, Carbon Ceramic brakes, Extreme Aero Package, ACR interior with red accent stitching and custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver’s side door
  • Serialized instrument panel ACR badge

Continuing for the 2017 model year is the exclusive Viper “1 of 1” customization program that enables buyers to create their one-of-a-kind snake from the ground up. With 16,000 exterior color options, including matte exterior finishes, 24,000 custom stripe colors, 11 wheel options, 16 interior trims and seven aero packages, three brake packages and four suspension options, there are more than 50 million ways for buyers to customize their one-of-a-kind Dodge Viper. Each “1 of 1” model Viper features a personalized instrument panel badge with customer’s chosen name to commemorate their exclusive design. No two customers can order the same configuration, including color, in the same model year. If you want a brand-new Viper, this is your last chance!

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Cody Krueger

Car Feature Editor – cody.krueger@shawgroupmedia.com Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '70 Coronet, '71 Charger R/T, '71 Super Bee, '04 SRT-4, '06 Grand Cherokee SRT8, '08 Challenger SRT8 and a '17 Ram 1500 Rebel. Cody can truly and proudly say him and his wife are true Mopar nuts in love with all types of Mopars!

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