One thing that made the fifth generation Viper appealing was all the special editions. Some of these were limited to only 25 units, making them instant collectibles. Many would even sell out before hitting the streets. Here are ten standouts that we believe are worthy of checking out.
2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition
The SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition featured GTS Blue paint with dual Bright White striping. Another exclusive attribute was a ‘Stryker’ hood badge with a blue background. Inside, the GTS Launch Edition features a serialized dash plate with the Viper’s build number. Under the hood lies an 8.4-liter V10 spewing 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. It was capable of going from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds and running the quarter mile in 11.4 seconds.
2014 SRT Viper TA
The Viper TA (Time Attack) was built with the track enthusiast in mind. This track star featured a race-tuned calibrated suspension, retuned shock dampers, springs, and sway bars, and a lighter carbon fiber X-brace. An Advanced Aerodynamics Package, which includes carbon fiber front splitters and a rear spoiler, increases downforce at high speeds. The SRT Viper TA was also one of the lightest Vipers built, tipping the scales at 3,390 pounds. Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires mounted on Sidewinder II wheels keep the Viper firmly planted to the pavement.
2014 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition
Only 50 SRT Viper GTS trims were created with the Anodized Carbon Special Edition package. This package comprised of a Metallic Matte paint color, Black Vapor Chrome five-spoke wheels, black GTS badging, and black exhaust bezels. The package also included Anodized Carbon fuel-filler door, orange brake calipers, and carbon fiber brake ducts. Inside, this special edition featured an Alcantara wrapped headliner, door bolsters and knee blockers. Orange stitching is found throughout the cabin including the doors, center console, instrument panel and seats. Carbon fiber also adorns the steering wheel, door panels, and center stack.
2015 Dodge Viper TA 2.0 Special Edition
The TA 2.0 Special Edition was created for the driving enthusiast who likes to take their Viper to over 150 road-race tracks throughout North America. The TA 2.0 Special Edition included a new TA 2.0 Aerodynamics Package, two-mode Bilstein DampTronic suspension, carbon fiber X-brace, and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. This special edition was available in Venom Black, Y’Orange, and Competition Blue, with only 32 Vipers produced for each color.
2015.5 Dodge Viper SRT GTS
Dropping the starting MSRP by $15,000 helped drive sales of the Dodge Viper. The SRT GTS, with a starting price of $107,995 gave drivers standard amenities such as Laguna leather seats, Harman Kardon 18-speaker stereo, and an Alcantara headliner. The SRT GTS also included 18- and 19-inch polished aluminum Venom wheels, six-way driver and passenger seats, and GTS badging. The GTS Ceramic Blue Special Edition added Ceramic Blue paint, black stripes, orange brake calipers, and rear carbon fiber applique.
2016 Dodge Viper ACR
The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR was dubbed “the ultimate street-legal race car.” The Viper ACR was certified by the SCCA for holding more track records than any other production car. Opting for the Extreme Aero Package gave the Viper a massive 1,876 millimeter wide rear wing, rear carbon fiber diffuser, and hood with removable louvers. The Viper ACR was also outfitted with track-centric braking, tires, shocks, and suspension.
2017 Dodge Viper 1:28 Edition ACR
The 2017 Dodge Viper 1:28 Edition ACR pays homage to the Viper ACR that set a record lap time of 1:28.65 at Laguna Seca Raceway in October 2015. This special edition Viper features black paint with red ACR striping, Extreme Aero Package, carbon fiber brakes, and a numbered instrument panel placard.
2017 Dodge Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR
This limited edition Viper celebrates one of the most recognizable Vipers ever created. The GTS-R is bathed in Pearl White paint with Blue Pearl GTS stripes. This Viper also comes with the Extreme Carbon Package, red Stryker badge, and USA flag decals on the B-pillar. Inside, an ACR interior with red accent stitching, red seat belts, and a numbered instrument panel badge are just a few amenities awaiting the driver.
2017 Dodge Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR
The VooDoo II Edition ACR brings back the spirit of the 2010 VooDoo Edition. This Viper boasts black paint with graphite metallic ACR stripes with red tracer outline. Owners of this distinct Viper get the Extreme Aero Package, carbon ceramic brakes, and VooDoo II exterior sill decals. With a 0 to 60 time of 3.6 seconds and a quarter mile time of 11.7 seconds, this Viper will leave its driver spellbound with every takeoff. Sticker price for this exclusivity was just over $135,000.
2017 Dodge Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC
Snakeskin Green with a Snakeskin stripe adorn the exterior of this green Viper. This exotic coupe also comes standard with the Extreme Aero Package, carbon ceramic brakes, and a serialized dash plaque. Black 18- and 19-inch wheels add to the Snakeskin Edition GTC’s sinister look. All 25 of this special edition sold out within two ordering days.
The Dodge Viper proved that an American car maker could produce a legitimate exotic sports car. One of the great things about this generation was all the awesome special editions that were available. And when one of these comes up for sale or auction, you can bet it won’t be cheap. Time will tell if the Viper will ever return, but if it does, we bet it will probably have a hybrid drivetrain.