In case you haven't heard, SRT is holding a contest to pick the name of the new, blue paint color for its flagship sportscar, the Viper. SRT has narrowed down a list of over 11,000 names for the color submitted by Viper fans to three finalists: Competition Blue, Overtaking Blue and Viral Blue. Yes, we covered this news yesterday, but we didn't have any live photos of the car wearing the new color. Now we do, and as beautiful as this blue is, we felt the photos warranted a separate post so you could take a look.

Voting on the new color closes on Nov. 10, so be sure to head over to the live photo gallery from the SEMA Show, and then to the contest webpage to submit your vote. We included the press release below, as well, so check it out if you want a bit more information on the contest.
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Three Finalists Named in SRT Viper Color Contest

New Blue Exterior Paint Color on Display at SEMA Show; Online Vote Helps Determine Winning Name

- More than 11,000 names submitted by SRT brand enthusiasts
- SRT Viper GTS at 2013 SEMA show wears the new exterior color
- Fans can cast their vote at the show and at www.driveSRT.com/colorcontest
- Person who submits winning name rewarded with trip to 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at DAYTONA®


November 5, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - SRT brand enthusiasts submitted more than 11,000 names for the new blue exterior paint color for the 2014 SRT Viper. Now it's time for fans to vote online to choose the winning name. Voting for the final round of the "SRT Viper Color Contest" runs Monday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 10, giving fans a chance to vote their favorite color name into SRT Viper history.

The SRT Viper Color Contest launched in October, providing participants an opportunity to put a name on the new exterior color the 2014 SRT Viper. Now, fans can decide the winning name from the following three finalists via www.driveSRT.com/colorcontest:

- Competition Blue
- Overtaking Blue
- Viral Blue

The winning name will be announced on Tues., Nov. 12. In addition to having their name become part of Viper history, the fan who submits the winning name will win a trip to the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona at Daytona International Speedway and the opportunity to spend time with the SRT Viper Design team throughout the race weekend.

From Tues., Nov. 5 through Fri., Nov. 8, a SRT Viper GTS wearing the new exterior color, a shade of blue, will be featured in the Mopar display area of the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

"The 'SRT Viper Color Contest' is a great opportunity for SRT brand enthusiasts to be creative, original and become part of Viper history, and what better place to see history in the making than the annual SEMA show," said Ralph Gilles, President and Chief Executive Officer – (SRT) Street and Racing Technology Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. "We know just how passionate our fans can be and this is the perfect event to showcase their creations and see their ideas come to life."

In addition to a new exterior color, the SRT Viper GTS on display at SEMA will be fitted with a variety of exterior and interior Mopar accessories.

"The SRT Viper is the perfect canvas for customization," Mopar CEO Pietro Gorlier said. "With more than 150 quality-tested accessories, Mopar enables Viper enthusiasts to personalize their ride."

Among the accessories on the SRT Viper GTS is a Mopar carbon fiber X-brace in the engine compartment that adds strength and structural stiffness, and delivers a 50-percent weight savings over the stock X-brace. A silver Stryker logo on the X-brace harmonizes the X-brace and the valve covers, which have exposed carbon fiber and a brushed-aluminum finish with an SRT decal.

Inside, a Mopar stainless-steel pedal kit with rubber grip inserts provides ample grip with added style. A Mopar carbon fiber satchel sits between the driver and passenger seat to provide extra storage. Aluminum doorsill scuff plates from Mopar complete the additional interior equipment.


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      legacy
      • 1 Year Ago
      too much news coverage for a new color option.
      Jim Millis
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about Blue By You
      Level4
      • 1 Year Ago
      seriously its f ing blue lol keep it moving....
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 1 Year Ago
      Estoril Laguna Smurf Blue By You Blurple
      dohc73
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really? Those were the three names they narrowed it down to out of 11,000 entries????? They couldn't muster up those three boring and obvious names themselves on their lunch breaks? How lame.
      _M7_
      • 1 Year Ago
      nice color but for me the Viper its RED
      ThinkAboutIt
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't believe that they held a contest for this thing ... why would you rename Petty Blue ....
      Jay
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks very close to Maritime Blue from Porsche. Great color.
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jay
        Completely agree, looks exactly like the Porsche color, not that I'm complaining. I've been lucky enough to watch over a Maritime Blue 993 for a couple months and everywhere it went, people always complimented the color. Looks especially nice on sunny days.
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      My advice is to just call it Viper Blue, and stop trying to make something out of nothing.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      those other 10997 must have been bad. I say viral blue
      Darin.Vansickle
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its a gorgeous car and definitely a good color for the car but this is an awful lot of talk over something as simple as the name of a new color. Regardless of the color I love these new vipers. So much of an improvement over the old ones while still a similar yet much more modern look and a powerplant to back up all the attitude
      bootsnchaps60
      • 1 Year Ago
      The finalist names are dull and boring. Why vote for yawns?
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