Dodge uncages 2010 Viper SRT10 Final EditionThu, 08 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Packing 600 hp and clad in a sinister black-and-gray paint scheme, the ominously named 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 Final Edition was unwrapped on Tuesday.
This snake is yet another special edition of the supercar as Dodge celebrates the final year of the current generation. The car’s future is unclear.
Production of the Final Edition will launch this summer at the Viper plant in Detroit. Just 50 copies of the car will be made--20 coupes, 18 roadsters and 12 ACRs. Dodge also did a 360-unit “Final Edition” of the Viper in 2002 with red cars.
The 2010 range will draw power from the 8.4-liter V10 with 560 lb-ft of torque. Look for the cars to hit 60 mph from a standstill in a less than four seconds and to perform the quarter-mile in the mid-11-second range. Top speed is 202 mph.
The Final Editions are painted a shade of graphite and have a black center stripe with red accents. There also are unique sill badges, and the coupe and the ACR get a black windshield surround. The interior is black with red accent stitching, red halo outlines for the instrument cluster and a numbered dash plaque.
The coupe and the roadster ride on six-spoke wheels while the ACR gets five-spokers.
Other special versions of the Viper to celebrate its final run in current form include the ACR-X (production started last week), the Vooodoo-edition Viper ACR and the Viper ACR 1:33 Edition.
In addition to enthusiasts, the car has captured the eye of Chrysler execs past and present, including former president Bob Lutz (who championed the original) and current design honcho and Dodge boss Ralph Gilles.
By Greg Migliore