2017 will be a bittersweet year for the Dodge Viper. The iconic Viper will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year and also mourn its demise.
The good news is Dodge decided to end production on a high note. Several special edition Vipers will be released in 2017, including the Snakeskin Edition GTC, 1:28 Edition ACR, and VooDoo II Edition ACR. The bad news is these special editions have already sold out with one exception. The Viper Snakeskin ACR will be available to order in mid-July. Up to 31 of these special edition Viper Snakeskin ACRs will be built.
Dodge is celebrating the 25th anniversary and final year of Viper production with five exclusive limited-edition models, four of which are pictured here. (From left, the Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC, inspired by the original 2010 Snakeskin ACR; the Vooodoo II ACR, modeled after the original 2010 Viper VooDoo edition; the Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, designed to pay tribute to one of the most distinguishable and iconic Viper paint schemes of all time – the white and blue combination of the 1998 Viper GTS-R GT2 Championship Edition; and the Viper 1:28 ACR, which pays tribute to the current production car single lap record of 1:28.65 set by champion driver Randy Pobst in a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR at historic Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif., in October 2015. A fifth Dodge Dealer Edition Viper ACR, not shown, is available through select Dodge dealers.
“From just 40 minutes to five days, the 25th Anniversary special-edition Dodge Vipers sold out incredibly fast, insuring their future collectability,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Our customers are asking, so we’re adding one more special edition — the Dodge Viper Snakeskin ACR.”
Check out how fast these special editions sold out:
- Viper 1:28 Edition ACR – 28 cars sold out in 40 minutes
- VooDoo II Edition ACR – 31 cars sold out in two hours
- Snakeskin Edition GTC – 25 cars sold out within 2 days
- GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR – 100 cars sold out within two days
- Dodge Dealer Edition ACR – 22 cars sold out within five days
For those that didn’t get their hands on one of these special editions, Dodge still offers the “1 of 1” customization program. With different combinations of paint color, stripes, and wheels, you can practically create your own special edition Viper.
For more information about the Dodge Viper, go to dodge.com/en/viper.
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