SRT has just debuted a very special Viper at the New York auto show, combining the Time Attack Group with the exclusive Anodized Carbon Special Edition package. Just 50 examples of the of the SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition package will be made, with just 10 models carrying the Time Attack Group package.
Like a number of special editions from Chrysler, this model emerged due to customer demand, with Chrysler taking the functional chassis and aerodynamic parts from the Viper Time Attack Special Edition and making them available in the GTS price class. The special edition Viper features a carbon fiber rear deck lid spoiler and two-piece front corner splitter to produce a total of 339 pounds of downforce at 150 mph. The car also includes two-mode Bilstein dampers tuned for optimal track performance and solid sway bars, along with street and race model suspension settings, which offer firmer damping than those on the Viper GTS. This version of the Viper also wears matte black lightweight forged-aluminum Sidewinder wheels shod in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.
The exterior is finished in metallic matte black with satin surface finishes, with exhaust bezels, fuel-filler door, carbon brake ducts, and rear applique finished in satin black vapor color.
The blacked-out look extends to the interior as well.
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On the inside, the Viper features Alcantara leather with orange stitching, along with gunmetal bezels, orange vent accents, and carbon-fiber touches throughout the interior. The headliner, knee blockers, and door bolsters are finished in Alcantara leather, while the sport seats feature napa and Alcantara leather.
“We’ve received an overwhelming response to the unique metallic matte exterior color since first showing the Anodized Carbon Special Edition Viper late last year,” said Ralph Gilles, president and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports. “So we’re adding even more exclusivity with 10 distinctive SRT Vipers that combine our special exterior color with the new Time Attack Group of performance parts to offer our customers mind-boggling limits on their favorite road courses.”
The SRT Viper TA is street legal of course, though Chrysler expects that most buyers will take their machines out to the track. That’s what the Viper Time Attack is really built for, with a great number of parts specially fabricated for performance on the track.
The 2014 New York auto show runs April 16-27 and is expected to attract a range of production and concept cars including the 2015 Mustang convertible, BMW M4 convertible and next Hyundai Sonata. Check out Autoweek’s complete coverage at autoweek.com/new-york-auto-show.