It's become customary for automakers to offer up the first production example of collectible cars, so it was no surprise that SRT announced earlier this year that 2013 Viper GTS VIN #1 would be selling at Barrett-Jackson's Orange County auction. Adding to the auction's appeal, proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Austin Hatcher Foundation, an organization that helps children and families dealing with issues resulting from pediatric cancer.

With the Viper's 640 horsepower V10 and beautiful carbon fiber bodywork shining under the lights, bidding for the red snake rose quickly past the six figure sticker price to a quarter of a million dollars. At this point an SRT Track Experience and a trip to this year's Petit Le Mans were thrown in as a bonus to go with the car, but it couldn't entice any bidders to go much higher and the hammer fell at $300,000.

You can view our huge gallery of photos of the 2013 SRT Viper GTS at Barrett-Jackson above, watch a video of the auction below, or head over to the Austin Hatcher Foundation web site to make a donation of your own.


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      inthelv
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seriously beautiful American car.
        xVIPER94x
        • 2 Years Ago
        @inthelv
        @Randy Dude, do your homework, most companies have foreign parent companies, their cars are still just as true to their roots as ever. This car was born and raised in Detroit. It don't get any more Americana than this.
        Randy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @inthelv
        Except for the FACT that it's not an American car! The platform is not American and the brand is majority owned by a foreign company (Fiat).
          frost54661
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Randy
          And what platform did they use? The article in Car and Driver will tell you they used the existing platform and updated it to be lighter and stronger. They considered using the 8C platform until they realized it was too narrow and the engine would literally be sitting out of the hood. Try some fact checking next time.
          Bill Burke
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Randy
          Randy-- Sorry -You know NOTHING about the Viper. It's 100% American. Designed, built and powered by Americans. No foreign input from Ferarri. The platform is American. The V-10 engine is American. The design is American. The image, tradition and it's international racing heritage all point right back to SRT, Dodge and Chrysler. AMERICAN!!! Randy, please know from which you speak.
          MAX
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Randy
          The Viper platform is American and FIAT worldwide is now run from the Auburn Hills engineering department.
          Randall GII
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Randy
          And without Fiat, Chrysler would still be making a bunch of shitty cars that nobody buys and America loses more in long run (jobs, money) than if they were just "all-American".
      Gambino
      • 2 Years Ago
      This thing is a beauty!! Check out the full reveal on Silver Cheese Media's Youtube channel! The 2013 SRT Viper Reveal, and of course I am the one hosting the show! Mike Gambino! Check it out!!
      dowens1617
      • 2 Years Ago
      The first Viper I actually like
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Drew, Man your pics are awesome! I've noticed a trend in your pictures, maybe it's intentional maybe it isn't BUT - you always find some amazing ways to "wrap" or "drape" light on the body of the car. In some of these the lines of light look drizzled over it and it's super sweet looking! Some photographers would work a different angle to minimize them or get rid of them, I love that you leave that stuff in there!
      Vu
      • 2 Years Ago
      I saw the SRT Viper at the Microsoft booth for the Forza Horizon game and it's just so beautiful. Probably the most beautiful red I've ever seen. On a side note, the SRT Viper is now a free download for Forza Motorsport 4 with AutoVista as well!!!
      Jacob Hoffman
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think if this would have been at Scottsdale, it would have been a different story.
      Jarett Schneider
      • 2 Years Ago
      Money goes to kids with Cancer - it's for charity.
      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car looks like garbage. The nose does not fit the look of the car. It looks like some guy/gal tried to build a body kit for the old viper and ran out of money. This Viper was a after thought. It was rushed into production and will be a giant fail for the company.
        nomadsto
        • 2 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        Like it or dislike it, but fool yourself thinking these desiners and engineers don't sweat over every single detail of these cars. The sad part is they work so hard and some cars still suck!
        Bill Burke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        Bud. Having seen the new Viper in person, no photograph does it justice. In person it is absolutely beautiful. The lines flow so smoothly and the little details are stunning. Viper is an American classic, without peer and that traditional Viper "look" and character should and must be retained. Unlike other American sports cars that have lost their way over time, Viper holds true and has established itself as the most recognizable and respected American performance car internationally and domestically. Other cars come and go, but Viper is the car that draws the ohhs and ahhs at every car event. Viper is Viper and then there is everything else.
        Jacob Hoffman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        You need to remove yourself from the ideal of being an auto enthusiast today. Btw, tell all of your kids that they can not love cars as well, knowing there dad was a complete idiot.
        FreeThinker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        Fortunately for you and for all of us, you can't afford one anyway. So don't worry your little head about it.
      truckguy
      • 2 Years Ago
      COOL LOOKING CAR........ BUTTTTT...... I will wait for the Corvette, I WILL NEVER FORGET the time THEY LOST THERE ASS'S ON THE MITSUBISHI that they bought on the boardwolk at the Miss. America padgent in Atlantic City NJ. After two years the car was worth NOTHING. (well allmost that).
      Ben Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like Dodge and their designers were struggling for ideas with this one. Pretty much the same shape as the sec generation with details from other cars mixed in. The Hamburglar/Zorro mask rear end looks odd.
        Du K
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ben Lee
        nothing wrong with that. The original gts was the best looking viper.
        frost54661
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ben Lee
        Uh yea, they wanted people to recognize the car as a Viper. You know hence why the 911 barely changes.
      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow they made it ugly. WTF is with that trunk? Too much CF and for no reason.
        EcoBooster
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rick
        You sir are ignorant, and you do not know good design even if you saw it on a milk carton. good luck.
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