2017 Dodge Viper GTC

2017 is the last year of the Viper GTC. The automaker has
decided to end the 25-year history of the Viper with a
production of 5 limited editions of the model. The models are
already sold out. Thus, if you have not already ordered yours,
you are way too late: Read along to find out what the final
2017 Dodge Viper GTC “snake” has in store:

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2017 Dodge Viper GTC Exterior

The new 2017 Dodge Viper GTC has been termed as one of the most
aerodynamic production cars of all time. The new model exterior
look is characterized by a carbon fiber rear diffuser, 4 dive
panes, adjustable dual-element wing, a unique and attractive
hood that features removable louvers and a detachable extension
for its front splitter.

The models will ride on 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels.
The model also features upgraded rotors and a stiffer
suspension system.Details of the special, editions are as
follows:

Dodge Viper 1:28 Edition ACR

The model celebrates the fastest lap ever by a production car
at the Mazda’s Raceway in Laguna Seca. This model has a glossy
black finish with contrasting red ACR stripes. It also has an
Extreme Aero package as well as carbon ceramic brakes. Only 28
models will be produced.

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Dodge Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR

This is a color-keyed model designed to pay homage to the white
and blue colors on the 1998 Viper GTS-R GT2 Championship
Edition. It features a Pearl White exterior contrasted with
BluePearl GTS stripes.

In addition to the Extreme Aero package and carbon ceramic
brakes, it adds an Exterior Carbon package, USA flag B-pillar
decals, and red “stryker” decal. Only 100 units will be
produced.

Dodge Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR

It is based on the 2010 Viper VooDoo edition. The model
features an Extreme Aero package and carbon ceramics that are
matched with a black exterior. The exterior also features
graphite metallic ACR stripes and a red tracer outline. It also
features VoooDooo II sill decals. Only 31 models will be built.

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Dodge Viper Snake skin Edition GTC

This edition is based on the 2010 Snakeskin ACR model. This
model features new Snakeskin Green paintwork with a
snakeskin-pattern SRT stripe. Its production is limited to 25
units.Dodge Dealer Edition ACRThe model features Viper White
exterior that is contrasted with a Competition blue stripe that
runs at the center of the model from the front to the rear. 33
models will be produced.
Those who are not captivated by any of the five editions can
still opt for the “1 of1” customization program.

This program allows buyers to make a one of a kind customized
supercar. There are 16,000 exterior color options, 11 wheel
options, 24 stripe options, 3 brake packages, 7 aero packages ,
4 suspension options and 16 interior trims which result in over
a million ways of making your Viper super unique.

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2017 Dodge Viper GTC Interior

Unlike the Vipers of the old, the new model comes with a more
attractive, and comfortable cabin.The new revisions start with
the inclusion of a driver-centric cockpit layout to help
drivers get the most out of the car. The model features a
7.0-inch customizable instrument cluster, which features an
analog tachometer in the center. Drivers can opt for a digital
speedometer readout slotted below the tachometer. Its center
stack features Chrysler Group’s Uconnect Access infotainment
system.

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This is a very user-friendly system that integrates the car’s,
audio, climate and navigation control functions in a single
unit. Information on the climate, navigation and sound systems
is displayed in an 8.4-inch touch-screen mounted on the dash.
Buttons and knobs for audio volume tuning and climate control
functions are also added. The Uconnect system also features
voice commands that enable drivers to make calls, input
navigation destinations, and usethe audio system without
pulling his/her hands off the steering wheel.

The system also functions as a 3G network Wi-Fi hotspot.Other
cabin surfaces feature additional padding, which is wrapped
together by premium leather. The cluster bezel features
triple-paint-finished Metal appliques, on the window switch
bezels, HVAC outlets and park brake bezel, shifter base and
passenger grab handle on the center console.

The seats are however not very comfortable despite looking
purposeful and sleek. They also lack upper-body support and are
not fit for long distances.

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Engine and performance

The Viper derives its “venom” from a naturally aspirated,
all-aluminum 8.4 L, V-10 that produces 645 hp and 600 lb-ft of
torque. All the venom is channeled to the rear wheels via a
6-speed manual gearbox.

The engine enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in
around 3.4 seconds. In its SRT form, the Viper has a top speed
of 206 mph and 177 mph for the ACR version. As for the fuel
economy, the model returns 13 mpg in city and 19 mpg on
highway, which is actually very impressive for a 600 hp
monster. The impressive economy is courtesy of various weight
reduction measures taken by the automaker, which have seen the
engine shed 25 lbs and 100 lbs for the whole model.

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Price and release date

The 5-limited models don’t come cheap. If you want a Viper in
your garage, you need to cough out a minimum of $118,890
inclusive of $2,498 destination fees and $2, 600-gas emission
tax. Dodge started receiving orders on June 24 and all the
models sold out within no time. As such, you are already too
late if you wanted one.

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Competition

Don’t worry overmuch if you have missed the chance to acquire a
Viper, you can look elsewhere at models such as the Nissan
GT-R, Audi R8,

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1,
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R and Porsche
911 Turbo.