2017 Dodge Viper Bows Out with Special Editions

By Bob Nagy on June 23, 2016 10:30 AM

It’s now official. The legendary Dodge Viper will be saying farewell next year, but it plans to go out in style with five different limited-production 2017 models that celebrate notable versions of the car. Buyers can also opt for regular production Viper Coupes individually personalized using the existing “1 of 1” customization program.

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All versions of the 2017 Viper carry over with the 8.4-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine that makes 645 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual delivers output to the rear wheels. Each limited-edition model has a serialized dash plaque, the buyer’s name above the driver’s door and a custom car cover matching the paint scheme.

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In confirming the end the Viper program which already had a temporary hiatus from 2010-2012, Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat – FCA, North America noted: “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.” Details of these 2017 Viper Coupe special editions are as follows:

Dodge Viper 1:28 Edition ACR

Commemorating the record fastest lap ever by a production car around
Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca -- a blistering 1:28.56 clocking by Randy Pobst in a 2016 Viper ACR (American Club Racer) – the 2017 Viper 1:28 Edition ACR is finished in gloss black with bold red ACR stripes and fitted with the Extreme Aero Package and carbon ceramic brakes. Production will be limited to a maximum of 28 units.

Dodge Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR

A color-keyed homage to the white and blue combination seen on the 1998 Viper GTS-R GT2 Championship Edition, the 2017 GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR matches its Pearl White exterior with Blue Pearl GTS stripes. In addition to its Extreme Aero Package and carbon ceramic brakes, this Viper features an Exterior Carbon Package, a red “Stryker” badge decal, GTS-R exterior sill decals, USA flag B-pillar decals along with an ACR interior that adds red stitching and seat belts. Output will be limited to 100 units.

Dodge Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR

Styled after the 2010 Viper VooDoo edition, this VoooDoo II (and yes, the name does include an extra “o”) remake matches its Extreme Aero Package and carbon ceramic brakes with a black exterior and graphite metallic ACR driver’s stripe with red tracer outline as well as  VoooDoo II exterior sill decals and an ACR interior with silver  stitching. Like the original, only 31 2017 Viper VoooDoo II Edition will be built.

Dodge Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC

With visuals inspired by the 2010 Snakeskin ACR model, the Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC matches the Advanced Aerodynamics package with a new take on Snakeskin Green paint set off with a unique snakeskin-pattern SRT stripe. The car will come with a GT black interior and is limited to 25 units.

Dodge Dealer Edition ACR

Done in Viper White with a Competition Blue center stripe, Adrenaline Red driver stripe and pairing the Extreme Aero Package, with carbon ceramic brakes, the Dealer Edition ACR will be sold exclusively through the country’s two highest-volume Viper dealers, Tomball Dodge of Tomball, Texas, and Roanoke Dodge of Roanoke, Illinois. A maximum of 33 Dealer Edition Vipers are slated.

Ordering for the 2017 Dodge Viper special editions opens on June 24, and pricing will be announced at that time.

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