End-of-model-year Dodge Viper VX I examples are already auctioning off
Sure, we can have a muscle car with snake ideas, but we’re here to discuss the legendary Dodge Viper. Manufactured by the company (SRT also tried its expert hand for 2013 and 2014) from 1992 to 2017, this epic sports car has racked up five absurd generations to its name (no snakeskin pun!).
Sadly, after a quarter of a century of production (with brief interruptions in 2007 and 2010-2012), the big bosses at Chrysler (now Stellantis) decided it was time to unplug a vehicle that America has always had. written all over this. Seriously, ask any toddler about cool red, white, and blue cars and it’s totally possible to get Mustang, Corvette, or Viper answers in the blink of an eye.
There is no sense in living in the distant past, as the newest fifth and latest generation (VX I) can stand up to any of its predecessors. It came out for the 2013 model year with a complete overhaul, modern safety features, and a limited number of stock variants to ensure that its special series would be even more appealing. The main ones were the ACR, TA or GTC, king of personalization.
Acting as the pinnacle of the Viper sports car, it’s as if Dodge knew from the very beginning that the whole generation is nothing but a huge last hurray for the legendary sports series. Interestingly, it wasn’t until the later years of the model year that customers also realized that it could very well be the final Viper. And some of them have acted accordingly.
As such, it’s already no wonder that just half a decade later, some pristine examples are set to resurface as prized low-mileage auction collectibles. Our first copy is presented in superb green paint to signal that we are dealing with one of 31 examples of the Snakeskin Edition Viper built for the sports car’s final model year. It was recently on sale at a Bring a Trailer dealer (user Le_Mec_Abides), and although he has already found a new owner, he still serves our purpose very well.
This is just the first demonstrator that the late model year low-mileage Vipers are about to go haywire. The eye-catching 2017 Dodge Viper GTC Snakeskin had only 188 miles (303 km) on the odometer, and the 8.4-liter V10 with six-speed manual transmission was paired with exquisite features such as the Advanced Aerodynamics Package or the Sidewinder II 18/19 inches. wheels, among others.
On the other hand, those other two examples (check gallery) might turn out to be even more enticing, even without an extremely eye-catching shade. They are always going to stand out in any crowd since we are dealing with a few Vipers equipped with the Extreme Aero package. One still resides in New York (the seller is a BaT user kk3249), while the other resides in the town of Waterbury, Connecticut (the reseller’s username is ndangelo12).
The first 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Extreme sports a GTS-R Blue Pearl tint, driver-side red paint stripe, and the interior is dressed in black leather along with scraps of Alcantara. Speaking of goodies, the exterior and interior also come with additional carbon fiber trimmed parts. More importantly, the 8.4-liter V10 wasn’t used much, with the Viper only logging 816 km (507 miles) on the odometer.
Unlike our last entry for today, which is an 8,000 mile (12,875 km) 2016 Dodge Viper ACR also featuring the Extreme Aero package and dressed in a more subtle livery. The Billet Silver Metallic paint scheme also includes red and black stripes, while the interior is again the perfect performance workplace clad in black leather and Alcantara. So, you see, the Vipers sneak out of their hiding place …