Prospective owners of the new SRT Viper have to be squeaking in delight right now after the first production model of the reborn American sports car finally rolled off of the production line.
As expected, this was a very big deal for fans and future owners of the Viper, as a lot of them have been waiting years for this moment to come. The special ceremony — yes, the event deserves a ceremony — was attended by the higher ups of the Chrysler management chain, including Chrysler Group LLC chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne and SRT brand president and CEO Ralph Gilles.
As for the lucky owner of the Viper VIN #001, that distinction falls on the lucky shoulders of Scott Thomas of Oklahoma City, who actually paid a whopping $300,000 for the car at the Barrett-Jackson auction last year, benefiting the Austin Hatcher Foundation.
Check out the video of the first production SRT Viper as it finally sees the light of the outside world. Exciting stuff, indeed.
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