The definitive American hypercar – Dodge’s Viper – is heading towards retirement, again. And it’s going out with a bang, featuring no less than five special edition versions.
Dodge is celebrating a dual anniversary for the Viper – 25th year of existence, but sadly also the final production year. Marking the sad reality that 2017MY is the final one for the Viper, Dodge is treating fans and customers to a bevy of limited-edition versions of the famous sports car. Orders can be taken in for the special editions starting Friday, June 24.
Starting up is the 2017 Dodge Viper 1:28 Edition ACR, which serves as a reminder of the 1:28.65 record lap time established by the model at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This Viper ACR gets a red-and-black livery and adopts the car’s optional Extreme Aero and package and carbon-ceramic brakes, alongside 1:28 Edition badges. Production will only span 28 units.
Secondly we have the 2017 Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR that comes to honor the white-and-blue color scheme of the 1998 Viper GTS-R GT2 Championship Edition. It adopts a Pearl White with blue stripes theme and also adds the ACR’s Extreme Aero and Extreme Carbon packages, carbon-ceramic brakes, red seat belts, red Stryker badges, and the client will get a name customized car cover. This is a bit easier to reach, as up to 100 examples will be built.
A couple of the special editions adopt a retro flavor as they have been made to resemble historical Vipers. We have the VooDoo II Edition ACR with black and red accenting – linked to the 2010 Viper VooDoo and with a production span of 31 units. There’s also the Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC, with a Snakeskin Green paint paying tribute to the car of the same name sold in 2010.
The last one is the 2017 Dodge Viper Dealer Edition ACR. Only the best dealers will get it, namely Tomball Dodge in Texas and Roanoke Dodge in Illinois. It has a white paint with blue central stripe a red driver stripe, and red interior accents, with 33 units in tow. No matter the edition choice, they all come with a 8.4-liter V10 good for 645 horsepower, mated to a six speed automatic gearbox.