2013 SRT Viper's Striker Red: Behind the Color Scenes [Video]
The hue was built around the image created by the element of Mercury, as Jim Parker, the man who leads SRT’s color offensive, explains. The engineers wanted to show how the metal moves around and reflects the light.
When the 2013 SRT Viper is finished in Stryker Red, the base coat is not red, but orange. On top of this, the painters place a translucent red. The process ends with the clear coat, with Parker bragging that this adds extra depth to the color.
The whole process is a complex string of operations, with the duration reaching a total of eight hours. You can see the various stages of the work in the video below.