Celebrating 25 years of its soon-to-be discontinued all-American bruiser, Dodge will build five different special editions of the SRT Viper. With the sports car approaching its final year of production in 2017, four of the five limited edition Vipers are slated to be American Club Racing models, with one less-aerodynamically assisted GTC model rounding out the pack. The five special editions are: the 1:28 edition ACR, the GTS-R Commemorative edition, the VooDoo two edition ACR, the Snakeskin Edition GTC and a special Dodge Dealer edition ACR. While the 1:28 Edition ACR celebrates Dodge’s standing single lap record time of Laguna Seca and the Dodge Dealer edition ACR is only available through select Dodge franchises (Tomball Dodge of Tomball, Texas and Roanoke Dodge of Roanoke, Illinois), the other Vipers are nods to previous limited runs of Dodge’s halo car.
Underneath the hood of both the “extreme aero” equipped Viper ACRs and the single GTC model is the 8.4-liter all-aluminum V10 spitting out a fiery 645 hp and 600 lb-ft of twist. Responsible for sending that power to the rear wheels is a stout Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission. The main difference between the ACR models and the GTC models is the former’s “extreme aero” package, which consists of a massive rear wing, front splitter and carbon ceramic brakes.
2016 Dodge Viper ACR first drive
What is it?The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is the pinnacle of the Viper line, differentiating itself from lesser snakes with a new 10-way, double-adjustable suspension setup, 15.4-inch carbon …
No word on how much these are going to cost over the normal Viper ACR’s $120K-plus going rate. Despite being the highest volume, the GTS-R ACR will likely be the most expensive, due to the addition of the carbon exterior package. If you don’t want one of these special edition Vipers, but just want your own personalized final-run V10-powered sports car — you can do that, too.
The special editions and the 2017 model-year regular Vipers go on sale June 24, 2016.