First 2013 SRT Viper Delivered to Customer

During a special ceremony held at the Conner Assembly plant in Detroit, the keys to the very first production SRT Viper were handed over to its owner.
Scott Thomas of Oklahoma City won the car at auction, paying $300,000 for it last year during the Barrett-Jackson. As SRT brand president and CEO Ralph Gilles points out, the money went the Austin Hatcher Foundation for cancer research.

As he took delivery of the car, mister Thomas punched the starter button and the mighty 8.4-liter V10 engine roared into life, producing the sound of 640 horses that rampaged across the factory floor.

The new Viper is the most modern supercar built by a major American automaker, featuring a blend of carbon-fiber and aluminum, seats built by Ferrari parts suppliers and the first use of traction control in a Viper.
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