Back in October, SRT requested some help from fans of the new Viper to come up with a name for its newly developed blue paint . After 11,000 entries, the winner was finally announced today. The new paint will be called "Competition Blue," which was contributed by Patryk Skarzynski from Chicago.
For his winning contribution, Patryk gets a trip to the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona at the Daytona International Speedway where he will experience the race with the SRT Viper design team.
An SRT Viper coated in this new Competition Blue was displayed at SRT’s booth at the 2013 SEMA Show . Along with this cool, new hue, the Viper at SEMA also featured a Mopar carbon-fiber X-brace in the engine compartment and a silver Stryker logo on the X-brace. On the inside, this Viper had a Mopar stainless-steel pedal kit with rubber grip inserts and a Mopar carbon-fiber satchel between the driver and passenger seat.
Click past the jump to read more about the SRT Viper and to see the SEMA-stationed Competition Blue Viper up close.
2014 SRT Viper in Competition Blue
Front Three-Quarter Shot
Rear Three Quarters Shot
Engine Bay W/ X-Brace
The fifth-generation Viper was unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show and despite SRT’s expectations, the model is not having nearly as much success as the new Corvette Stingray.
The new SRT Viper is powered by a 8.4-liter engine that pumps out an impressive 640 horsepower at 6,150 rpm and 600 pound-feet of torque at 4,950 rpm. The sports car can sprint fro 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and up to a top speed of 206 mph.
The 2014 Viper is priced from $93,395 and the GTS version from $126,490.
Gallery SRT Viper
Fans have voted and today Chrysler Group’s SRT brand has announced that Competition Blue wins as the designation for the new exterior color on the 2014 SRT Viper. Patryk Skarzynski from Chicago submitted Competition Blue in the “SRT Viper Color Contest.” More than 11,000 names for the new blue exterior paint color were submitted and Skarzynski was the first to submit Competition Blue as an entry in the contest.
In addition to having his name become part of Viper history, Skarzynski has won a trip to the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona at Daytona International Speedway to experience the race with the SRT Viper design team.
“This contest demonstrates just how strong and vocal the SRT and Viper community is; to receive more than 11,000 entries was rewarding. This contest was created for our brand loyalists to make them a part of SRT history,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “We’re looking forward to seeing Competition Blue drape the skin of the 2014 SRT Viper.”
The “SRT Viper Color Contest” launched in October, giving SRT enthusiasts the chance to put a name on the new blue exterior color for the 2014 SRT Viper. The top three finalists were chosen by the SRT team. The public then voted for their favorite name among those top three finalists via www.driveSRT.com/colorcontest.
The new blue exterior paint color, now named Competition Blue, was featured on a SRT Viper GTS in the Mopar display area of the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show that recently took place in Las Vegas.
Among the accessories on the SRT Viper GTS at SEMA is a Mopar carbon fiber X-brace in the engine compartment that adds strength and structural stiffness, and delivers a 50-percent weight savings over the stock X-brace. A silver Stryker logo on the X-brace harmonizes the X-brace and the valve covers, which have exposed carbon fiber and a brushed-aluminum finish with an SRT decal.
Inside, a Mopar stainless-steel pedal kit with rubber grip inserts provides ample grip with added style. A Mopar carbon fiber satchel sits between the driver and passenger seat to provide extra storage. Aluminum doorsill scuff plates from Mopar complete the additional interior equipment.