Almost a year to the day after SRT president and CEO Ralph Gilles first introduced – and kissed the fender of – the 2013 SRT Viper at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the high-performance coupe has begun shipping to dealers. The first production cars started rolling off the line at Chrysler's Conner Avenue Assembly plant in Detroit back in January (a facility Gilles lovingly compares to Santa's workshop), but The Detroit News is reporting that the cars just started heading to customers across the US on Sunday.

Two of the first examples destined for driveways include a Stryker Red example that was the very 2013 Viper to be sold (the car was won by Scott Thomas of Oklahoma City at a Barrett-Jackson charity auction for cancer for $300,000), along with a white example headed to Gilles' personal collection. The report says that Gilles took delivery of his Viper and put just 30 miles on it before heading to New York for this week's auto show. What, he didn't drive?


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      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      A Viper just stands out. Much more exclusive than a Corvette, although I'd prefer a Vette to live with.
      Skeeter
      • 1 Year Ago
      the beast looks angry. shhh dont wake it ...especially you corvette folks. shh
      MF
      • 1 Year Ago
      here is ralph's one (his own instagram pic -> http://instagram.com/p/Xa7paGI3Pt/). http://instagram.com/ralphgilles
      Suzq044
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yay! Finally going to see a couple on the road (hopefully)
      Jim Lowe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too much Corvette in the nose.
        Suzq044
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jim Lowe
        You do realize that Viper had that look BEFORE corvette, right? O.o
          L14t
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Suzq044
          You do realize that corvette started work on the C7 in 2007 and that Chrysler started on the Viper in late 2010
          Smilez1105
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Suzq044
          Yeah, it was 6 years in the making...SMH
      wooootles
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lots of giddy rich folks I imagine
      Rett
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thought these went on sale a few months ago :/ this car got old before it even went on sale smh.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rett
        Vipers don't get "old"!! I don't care what year it is. You could be driving down the road in a 1992 model, and a lot of folks will still stop and stare at it the same way a bunch of drunk guys stare at an absolute knockout when she enters the bar.
      bcoppola04
      • 1 Year Ago
      I saw one on the road today, blue with white stripes. It had dealer plates on it.
        Andrew
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bcoppola04
        I saw the same color combo in Southlake, TX yesterday. Didn\'t notice the plates. Dam it looks good in person.
      rick_kop
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nope, can't afford this one either!!
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      GN
      • 1 Year Ago
      Beautiful. Inside and out. The new Corvette looks like a Yaris next to this beast.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GN
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          Greg
          • 1 Year Ago
          Now if we could just get a RWD Lincoln flagship sedan...
        Sir Duke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GN
        Cut the idiocy, I happen to like the Viper, but I also like the Vette. You see, you don't have to bash one in order to justify liking the other. The 2013 Viper is the re-incarnation and refinement of a '90s classic. This edition of the Viper is sort of a do-over for Chrysler on the 2nd gen Viper. This time they fixed just about everything that was wrong with that car. The 2014 'Vette is a step forward in the evolution of a car that has much more history than the Viper. The C7 Corvette is much more advanced than the Viper, that there really is no nuts & bolts comparison. The only valid debate about these two cars is about lap times and terminal velocity. They are both incredible cars.
          FJPilot
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Sir Duke
          Well said! However I have seen a lot of pics of the new Viper and the looks still haven't grown on me. Maybe I need to see one in person. To me, the car looks kinda generic.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seen a bunch of them on the road since last summer, test mules I assume, look good, the owners should be very happy.
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