Chrysler took the time to show off the first special edition version of the 2013 SRT Viper. Dipped in the same GTS blue paint as the original Viper, the GTS Launch Edition also wears the same Bright White racing stripes from nose to tail. Chrysler says the combination will only be available on Launch Edition cars and that the final production will be limited. How limited? The company isn't saying, though we imagine you'll need to know your local dealer pretty well to bring one of these machines home.

Inside, each Viper GTS Launch Edition comes with its own dash-mounted identification plaque as well as Black Laguna leather seats with contrast stitching. An Alcantara headliner and white-face guages with silver trim complete the look.

The Launch Edition is the first Viper to wear the redesigned Viper logo. Chrysler calls the design "Stryker," and the newest snake follows in the footsteps of the original "Sneaky Pete" and "Fang" emblems. Check it out in the gallery below.


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      taeles
      • 2 Years Ago
      In that color, the car is perfect. I didn't care for the redish one they've been showing off till now, something about the color made it look too european.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        richard gear
        • 2 Years Ago
        John - You hit it about right there.
        Warpstar
        • 2 Years Ago
        Engine from a truck? Styling from 3 decades ago? Do you have any idea what you're talking about? Please stop trolling kid, it's a world class supercar.
        DougShep
        • 2 Years Ago
        mmmm yes. hate all you want while the viper keeps smashing track records.
        Cory Stansbury
        • 2 Years Ago
        Apparently cars were faster 3 decades ago? I thought 1982 was a particularly slow year for cars (didn't the vette have like 200 HP?). Also, in what truck can I get the Viper's engine? I wish to purchase it.
        Ernie Mccracken
        • 2 Years Ago
        correct
      kaneda
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hard to see any bold moves with this new car. Heck even those rims are just knock offs from the 06 Viper. Dodge really dropped the ball here in terms of taking some risks with this car. It's like they 'rebuilt' an old design with a little Italian flair. What i miss is the menacing look of the old Viper. This car just looks too soft and kind.
        Z. Kesh
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kaneda
        spot on about your comment on the design......sadly..
      Ben Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      I dont get the excitement of this Viper. Its just rearranging the furniture of the gen 2. They took the safest way possible. i dont like the led strip going around the whole headlight. Looks like a scale model car.
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chrome wheels have no place on a modern sporstcar. Ugh...
        BombSquad
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shiftright
        Its not supposed to look modern, they are unique to the Launch Edition which spoofs the old '96 GTS with chrome wheels.
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is it me or does the car look too.. "curvy"
      diplomatshomie
      • 2 Years Ago
      Remove the chrome wheels please.
        4RR4Y
        • 2 Years Ago
        @diplomatshomie
        I agree with you; the Viper looks great, but the wheels do nothing to complement its good looks. They looked as if they were stamped from plastic.
        VIPER94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @diplomatshomie
        The chrome wheels are retro to the original 1996 GTS. Hence the reason of building the Launch Edition. And they're Aluminum.
          VIPER94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @VIPER94
          Are you saying that i work for SRT and come here to gloat about my own product? hahaha im just a fan. Hence the name. I know a lot about the Viper, not to mention that it talked about the retro wheels in the last Launch Edition article. I just know my stuff. Nice conspiracy theory though.
          richard gear
          • 2 Years Ago
          @VIPER94
          VIPER94 - Who would know that except someone who works at Chrysler, so you sound like you have a "dog in the hunt" for a paycheck to make comments on the very poor execution of the original concept. It is a terrible piece of work and all who worked on it without ever stretching their brains to create something better/different, should be ashamed.....I know you are likely directed from above....and a paycheck is a paycheck, ....but is that all the corporate people think about,....nice if you can get it.....Should have copied the DeLorean (back to the future)
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      All GTSs are awesome, this one is no exception. Very few cars on the planet get the looks that a Viper does and that makes them all worth it.
        richard gear
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        What planet is it you are you on..and what planet are you referring too...This is a particularly unmemorable vehicle, which will be indistinguishable from its predecessors and become Two a penny !
      • 2 Years Ago
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        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        What? I'd bet there are more Americans jealous of some of the vehicles Europe gets that we don't compared to Europeans jealous about cars Americans have that they can't. Sure if you're a huge Ford fan that may be the case, but there are tons of cars available in Europe that Americans would love to have.
      Z. Kesh
      • 2 Years Ago
      flippin' heck, american car builders pulled it off, once again.
      Moreno636
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now THAT is a Viper!! Great Googly Moogly!
      BombSquad
      • 2 Years Ago
      That blue really pops in the sun! Not my cup of tea but I can appreciate the sentiment of the '96. With computerized paint booths and the limited production of these 2013's, why can't they allow more color options? I believe there's only 6 for this year with the GTS blue being a 7th. Nit picking, I know, but it seems odd.
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