SRT introduces Anodized Carbon Viper GTSWed, 20 Nov 2013
SRT introduced a limited run of Anodized Carbon Special Edition packages for the 640-hp Viper GTS at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday. The metallic, matte-gray exterior is being used by Chrysler for the first time on this car.
“We’ve been waiting for the right time to use this new color at the Chrysler Group, and, as the flagship for the SRT brand, the Viper is the perfect vehicle to showcase this combination of finishes and details to create such a unique look,” said Ralph Gilles, president and CEO of SRT. “The Viper’s unique, hand-built and hand-painted process allows us to create these ultra-exclusive special series builds. At SRT, the art of the American exotic supercar is every bit as important as its performance, and this car is for the enthusiasts who feel that way, too.”
Other unique accents include the black vapor chrome five-spoke wheels, gloss-black GTS badge, satin-black exhaust bezel, Anodized Carbon fuel-filler door, orange brake calipers, and carbon-fiber brake ducts.
Interior accoutrements consist of an Alcantara-wrapped headliner, door bolsters and knee blockers, orange accent stitching on the napa leather door trim and center console, and carbon-fiber accents on the center stack, door panels and steering wheel. A GTS badge sits on the dash.
The package is a visual update, which means the 8.4-liter, 640-hp, 600-lb-ft of torque V10 is still active underhood. A six-speed manual sends power to the rear wheels.
A limited-production run of 50 Anodized Carbon Vipers will be built, starting in January 2014, at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.
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By Jake Lingeman