In a somewhat unexpected move, the Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand has previewed a new limited edition version of the upcoming 2013 Viper ahead of its world premiere at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California.
The car is named the SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition and it pays homages to past Viper Coupe reveals in 1996 and 2006. It is finished in the Viper's distinctive GTS Blue paint with dual Bright White stripes running the entire length of the sports car and it rides on five-spoke polished forged-aluminum design wheels.
The interior of the special edition model will feature a serialized dash plaque, while Black Laguna leather with contrast stitching will cover the seats, door trim, instrument panel, steering wheel, grab handle, shift knob and center console. In addition, the headliner is done in Alcantara while the white bezels are finished in Satin Silver.
Power comes from the same all-aluminum, 8.4-liter V10 delivering 640 ponies and 600 lb.-ft. of torque as the regular models.
"Designed with Viper loyalists in mind, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition model brings back the classic paint schemes that have adorned all previous Viper coupe launches to help us celebrate the return of our brand’s flagship performance machine to the supercar market," commented Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of the SRT brand.
Chrysler didn't say how many Viper GTS Launch Edition it plans to build.