25th Anniversary Special Edition Dodge Vipers Already Sold Out
Viper sales never looked so good
After years of sluggish sales and playing host to an ancient powertrain architecture, Dodge is finally putting the proverbial axe to the neck of its most famous supercar, the Viper. Production will end next year, but that end won't come until Dodge makes 215 special editions to commemorate the Viper's demise. These special editions, announced last month, were set to let the Viper leave, "With a bang, not a whimper. " Now, just one week later, Dodge has had an absolute coup and sold every single one, some in just a matter of minutes.
According to Dodge, the VooDoo II Edition ACR, the Snakeskin Edition GTC, the GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, and a newly announced Snakeskin ACR Edition, all sold in just two days. All except for the 1:28 Edition ACR Viper, which sold out in just 40 minutes of its order books opening.
The 1:28 Edition ACR Viper "pays tribute to the current production car single lap record of 1:28.65 set by champion driver (and Motor Trend hot shoe) Randy Pobst in a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR at the historic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, in October 2015." The 1:28 Edition ACR features a black exterior, red ACR stripes, the Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, and a host of 1:28 Edition badges.
It's incredible to think that Dodge has had such a hard time selling the V-10 powered supercar when almost 215 sold out in just a few days, although we admit that's probably because collectors want the last cars before the order books close for good.
While we highly doubt that these strong sales will have Dodge see that the Viper is worth preserving, we do wish they would. The Viper is a special car, and a uniquely American beast. The automotive landscape will be a truly sadder place without its 8.4-liter V-10 engine growling at us or trying to put us backwards into a wall because we went too deep into the throttle.
The Viper is dead. Long live the Viper!