2017 is the last year of the Viper GTC. The automaker has decided to end the 25-year history of the Viper with a production of 5 limited editions of the model. The models are already sold out. Thus, if you have not already ordered yours, you are way too late: Read along to find out what the final 2017 Dodge Viper GTC “snake” has in store:
2017 Dodge Viper GTC Exterior
The new 2017 Dodge Viper GTC has been termed as one of the most aerodynamic production cars of all time. The new model exterior look is characterized by a carbon fiber rear diffuser, 4 dive panes, adjustable dual-element wing, a unique and attractive hood that features removable louvers and a detachable extension for its front splitter.
The models will ride on 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels. The model also features upgraded rotors and a stiffer suspension system.Details of the special, editions are as follows:
Dodge Viper 1:28 Edition ACR
The model celebrates the fastest lap ever by a production car at the Mazda’s Raceway in Laguna Seca. This model has a glossy black finish with contrasting red ACR stripes. It also has an Extreme Aero package as well as carbon ceramic brakes. Only 28 models will be produced.
Dodge Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR
This is a color-keyed model designed to pay homage to the white and blue colors on the 1998 Viper GTS-R GT2 Championship Edition. It features a Pearl White exterior contrasted with BluePearl GTS stripes.
In addition to the Extreme Aero package and carbon ceramic brakes, it adds an Exterior Carbon package, USA flag B-pillar decals, and red “stryker” decal. Only 100 units will be produced.
Dodge Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR
It is based on the 2010 Viper VooDoo edition. The model features an Extreme Aero package and carbon ceramics that are matched with a black exterior. The exterior also features graphite metallic ACR stripes and a red tracer outline. It also features VoooDooo II sill decals. Only 31 models will be built.
Dodge Viper Snake skin Edition GTC
This edition is based on the 2010 Snakeskin ACR model. This model features new Snakeskin Green paintwork with a snakeskin-pattern SRT stripe. Its production is limited to 25 units.Dodge Dealer Edition ACRThe model features Viper White exterior that is contrasted with a Competition blue stripe that runs at the center of the model from the front to the rear. 33 models will be produced.
Those who are not captivated by any of the five editions can still opt for the “1 of1” customization program.
This program allows buyers to make a one of a kind customized supercar. There are 16,000 exterior color options, 11 wheel options, 24 stripe options, 3 brake packages, 7 aero packages , 4 suspension options and 16 interior trims which result in over a million ways of making your Viper super unique.
2017 Dodge Viper GTC Interior
Unlike the Vipers of the old, the new model comes with a more attractive, and comfortable cabin.The new revisions start with the inclusion of a driver-centric cockpit layout to help drivers get the most out of the car. The model features a 7.0-inch customizable instrument cluster, which features an analog tachometer in the center. Drivers can opt for a digital speedometer readout slotted below the tachometer. Its center stack features Chrysler Group’s Uconnect Access infotainment system.
This is a very user-friendly system that integrates the car’s, audio, climate and navigation control functions in a single unit. Information on the climate, navigation and sound systems is displayed in an 8.4-inch touch-screen mounted on the dash. Buttons and knobs for audio volume tuning and climate control functions are also added. The Uconnect system also features voice commands that enable drivers to make calls, input navigation destinations, and usethe audio system without pulling his/her hands off the steering wheel.
The system also functions as a 3G network Wi-Fi hotspot.Other cabin surfaces feature additional padding, which is wrapped together by premium leather. The cluster bezel features triple-paint-finished Metal appliques, on the window switch bezels, HVAC outlets and park brake bezel, shifter base and passenger grab handle on the center console.
The seats are however not very comfortable despite looking purposeful and sleek. They also lack upper-body support and are not fit for long distances.
Engine and performance
The Viper derives its “venom” from a naturally aspirated, all-aluminum 8.4 L, V-10 that produces 645 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. All the venom is channeled to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The engine enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in around 3.4 seconds. In its SRT form, the Viper has a top speed of 206 mph and 177 mph for the ACR version. As for the fuel economy, the model returns 13 mpg in city and 19 mpg on highway, which is actually very impressive for a 600 hp monster. The impressive economy is courtesy of various weight reduction measures taken by the automaker, which have seen the engine shed 25 lbs and 100 lbs for the whole model.
Price and release date
The 5-limited models don’t come cheap. If you want a Viper in your garage, you need to cough out a minimum of $118,890 inclusive of $2,498 destination fees and $2, 600-gas emission tax. Dodge started receiving orders on June 24 and all the models sold out within no time. As such, you are already too late if you wanted one.
Don’t worry overmuch if you have missed the chance to acquire a Viper, you can look elsewhere at models such as the Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R and Porsche 911 Turbo.
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