Dodge Is Bringing Viper Production to an End With a Special 25th Anniversary Collection

2017 will be the last model year for Dodge’s slithering two-seater.

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Viper fans may be mourning as it was recently announced that production of the slithering two-seater would come to an end with the 2017 model year. Thankfully, however, Dodge is giving the sports car an appropriate send-off, celebrating the end of an era as well as the vehicle’s 25th anniversary with a special range of limited-edition Vipers. The results include the likes of a 1:28 Edition American Club Racer as a nod to the current Laguna Seca single-lap record of 1:28.65 (held by a Viper, naturally), the GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, and the rebirth of the old VooDoo ACR in the form of the VoooDoo II Edition ACR. Dodge dealers will even get their own special take on the vehicle while the Snakeskin Edition GTC revives the OG Snakeskin motif, coupling it with bold stripes. Further playing into the limited-edition nature of the vehicles, each will sport a serialized instrument panel badge that can be customized with the customer’s name.

Last but not least, the industry-first one-of-one Viper customization program will return one last time, allowing customers to choose from 16,000 exterior color options, 24,000 custom stripe colors, 11 wheel options, 16 interior trims, seven aero packages, three brake packages and four suspension options — resulting in more than 50 million individual Viper creations in all. Once created, Dodge will even prevent other customers from building the same vehicle, making each customized Viper a true one-of-one.

For a full breakdown of each Viper, check out Dodge’s details below.

Viper 1:28 Edition ACR
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.

Features black exterior and painted rear wing with red ACR stripes, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, 1:28 Edition exterior sill decal, ACR interior with red accent stitching, serialized instrument panel 1:28 Edition badge, along with a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver’s side door

As many as 28 units of this new special edition configuration will be built for the 2017 model year.

Looking back in Viper history: Using the same track record theme, Dodge previously produced 33 units of the 2010 Viper ACR 1:33 Edition to tout its previous track record of 1:33.915 set by SRT dynamics engineer Chris Winkler at Laguna Seca Raceway in November 2009.

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.

Features Pearl White exterior with Blue Pearl GTS stripes, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, Exterior Carbon Package, unique red Stryker badge decal, GTS-R exterior sill decals, USA flag B-pillar decals, ACR interior with red accent stitching, Header Red seat belts, serialized instrument panel GTS-R badge and a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver’s side door.

As many as 100 units of this new special edition configuration will be built for 2017.

Looking back in Viper history: 100 units of the 1998 Viper GTS-R GTS Championship Edition were produced to commemorate the Viper winning the 1997 FIA GT2 championship.

Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR
Modeled after the original 2010 Viper VooDoo edition.

Features black exterior and graphite metallic ACR driver’s stripe with red tracer outline, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, VoooDoo II exterior sill decals, ACR interior with silver accent stitching, serialized instrument panel VoooDoo II badge and custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver’s side door.

As many as 31 units of this new special edition configuration will be produced for 2017.

Looking back in Viper history: 31 units of the original VooDoo Viper ACR were built in 2010.

Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC
Color was inspired by the original 2010 Snakeskin ACR.

Features new Snakeskin Green exterior with a custom snakeskin patterned SRT stripe, Advanced Aerodynamics Package, GT black interior, serialized instrument panel Snakeskin badge and a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver’s side door.

As many as 25 units of this new special edition configuration will be produced for 2017
Looking back in Viper history: 31 units of the original Snakeskin Viper ACR were built in 2010.

Dodge Dealer Edition ACR
Available exclusively through Dodge’s highest sales volume Viper dealers, Tomball Dodge of Tomball, Texas, and Roanoke Dodge of Roanoke, Ill.

Features Viper White exterior with Competition Blue center stripe, Adrenaline Red driver stripe, Carbon Ceramic brakes, Extreme Aero Package, ACR interior with red accent stitching and custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver’s side door.

Serialized instrument panel ACR badge.

As many as 33 units of this new special edition configuration will be produced for 2017.

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