In a bid to keep the slow-selling Viper fresh, SRT has announced a pair of new options for the V10-powered supercar at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Stryker Green paint, shown above and in the gallery, will be added to the Viper's growing color palette, and will be available on the GTS and on the standard Viper when optioned with the new Grand Touring package (more on that in a minute). Viper fans will note that this is hardly the model's first foray into retina-searing shades of green. SRT is claiming this new shade is an evolution of that iconic Snakeskin Green from 2008, but with more noticeable green and yellow elements for a "liquid mercury" appearance.

"The application of the new Stryker Green exterior paint is a very detailed and intricate process, taking approximately eight hours to complete. The process first starts with a base color coat followed by a green-tinted mid-coat and topped off with a clear finish. Each coat application adds depth and accentuates the curvature of the Viper's exterior design," said Ralph Gilles, president and CEO of SRT.

As for the Grand Touring equipment pack, the new options bundle adds standard Nappa leather seats, five different modes for the stability control and a two-mode Bilstein damper system, with the latter two items being borrowed from the top-of-the-line GTS model. Venom Black or the new Stryker Green will be the only color options on GT-equipped Vipers.

We have a few images of the Stryker Green Viper above, and will add live images from the floor of Cobo Hall in Detroit soon. In the meantime, scroll down for the official press release from SRT.
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Stryker Green Debuts on 2014 SRT Viper at North American International Auto Show

· Latest high-impact, hand-painted, show-car quality exterior color is available across Viper model lineup

· New 'Grand Touring' package brings standard Nappa leather seats, sophisticated chassis electronics and exclusive paint colors to the Viper's entry price class


The newest, high-impact exterior paint color for the SRT Viper was shown today for the first time at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Chrysler Group's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand introduced "Stryker Green," an evolution of the iconic Snakeskin Green exterior color that first appeared in 2008, which features enhanced green and yellow pigments and a "liquid mercury" appearance. The color is the perfect choice for SRT enthusiasts that want to take their SRT Viper to the next level of exclusivity with a vivid and unique color that reflects light to show off the dramatic curves of the Viper.

"We're continuing to develop and build unique, low-volume, special-edition colors for the Viper that adds to the exclusivity of our American-built flagship supercar," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, SRT Brand and Motorsports. "Every SRT Viper is painted with a process that is very similar to what we use for our show cars. The application of the new Stryker Green exterior paint is a very detailed and intricate process, taking approximately eight hours to complete. The process first starts with a base color coat followed by a green-tinted mid-coat and topped off with a clear finish. Each coat application adds depth and accentuates the curvature of the Viper's exterior design."

Also making its debut on the 2014 SRT Viper is the Grand Touring (GT) special package featuring standard Nappa leather seats, five-mode Electronic Stability Control and the two-mode Bilstein® DampTronic Select suspension, both previously only available with the Viper GTS price class. The GT option package will be limited to the new Stryker Green and Venom Black exterior colors.

Stryker Green exterior color will be available starting in February on the Viper GTS price class, and the SRT price class with the new GT package.

The SRT Viper isn't just the ultimate supercar, it's also a perfect canvas for high-performance parts and accessories from Mopar.

This Moparized SRT Viper showcases lightweight carbon fiber components with an exposed carbon fiber performance X-Brace, which is almost 50-percent lighter than the production version with the same strength and functional stiffness.

Additionally, a prototype aero package has been fitted to the show car with a Mopar carbon fiber rear wing and extended front corner splitters.

About SRT Viper

The fifth generation of iconic American-built supercar returned in 2013 as the SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand's flagship performance machine with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts. Power from the all-aluminum, 8.4-liter mid-front V-10 engine delivering 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world, combines with triple-digit weight reduction to produce the best power-to-weight ratio of any Viper ever. Standard safety features include electronic multistage stability control, traction control and new 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS).

The iconic supercar is hand-built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit – the Viper's home since 1995. Both SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS models offer new interior and exterior designs incorporating premium materials and new exterior surfaces with aerodynamically functional details that are beautifully integrated into the high-tech carbon fiber and aluminum skin. On the inside, designers and engineers strived to rethink all its touch points and upgrade all its material appointments and

technologies. The Viper GTS model adds many premium features including a leather wrapped interior, five mode electronic stability control and a two mode adjustable suspension.

About SRT Brand

The Chrysler Group's SRT brand uses a successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and high-performance interiors; to remain true to its performance roots.

The 2014 SRT lineup features five vehicles that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. The Chrysler 300 SRT, Dodge Challenger SRT, Dodge Charger SRT and Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT join the flagship SRT Viper, which made its highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market in 2013.


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      Mercer
      • 11 Months Ago
      The problem is dealers were pricing it like vultures from day one; combining with no proper website information, no help from special order & confusing new brand strategy killedkilled Viper on the runway.
        ststranger
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Mercer
        That and I heard practically NONE of the dealers are allowing potential buyers to test drive them...as if your average salesman is any more responsible. (I worked a a couple they aren't)
      zanarditypes
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why limit a specific option to two paint colors? In fact, why limit anything with a niche car like this? Just build it to the owner's spec.
      • 11 Months Ago
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      Alex Bilton
      • 11 Months Ago
      is it green? yes very...
      thedriveatfive
      • 11 Months Ago
      Over the top but thats the point with a viper.
      Griffen W
      • 11 Months Ago
      Very few cars at anyprice point can wear a hue of color like that so well. Congratulations Viper, get out there and sear some retinas.
      EB110Americana
      • 11 Months Ago
      If it were on anything this side of a TVR, I'd probably hate it, but Stryker Green just looks like indulgent goodness on the Viper. Hope to spot one soon.
      chrismcfreely
      • 11 Months Ago
      Looks good
      audisp0rta4
      • 11 Months Ago
      I hope that retina searing paint will be enough to distract C7 Z06 owners on the track, because the Viper's gonna be in for the fight of its life. Can't wait!!
        Street King
        • 11 Months Ago
        @audisp0rta4
        The best part is the fight between the Viper and Vette is so intense that they surpass every other supercar, most costing hundreds of thousands more.
      Tonyfumi
      • 11 Months Ago
      Many cars might be quicker (including the Vette) but few cars have the presence that the new Viper has. The Vette looks like a hot hatch compared to this thing.
      Bill Burke
      • 11 Months Ago
      I just wish Chrysler would consider a whole new platform, with moderate Ferrari input if necessary, in the next generation Viper so as to totally modernize, eliminate shortfalls current design and build flexibility into the platform. That would necessitate a business case that significantly, in a relative sense, increases sales and creates derivatives. If one leaves Viper intact as a 10 cylinder, stick shift halo car, that plan would be unlikely and cost prohibitive. The "but" here is to spread platform development costs among three vehicles, the traditional Viper, a lower cost V-8, automatic optioned. less aggressive "Copperhead" sports car and a sports car for Maserati to replace it's GT roadster. That would give Chrysler a cost competitive sports car for the entry level Corvette market, keep Viper "pure" and give Maserati a platform they can go to town on with all the exotic Maserati/Ferrari assets for their market. The current Viper seems to have reached the limits of it's current platform development envelope that no color schemes can disguise and to remain marketable, a whole new approach is necessary. The new Corvette is the writing on the wall for a status quo Viper.
        audisp0rta4
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Bill Burke
        Good analysis Bill. I had given up on you, thinking you hit the Mopar bong one too many times and had gone off the deep end. But I'm glad you proved me wrong! I too love the Viper. And I admire Gilles and whoever else is responsible for it. I think their passion speaks volumes of the SRT brand as a whole. Having grown up with a Corvette and witnessing their rise to the top of the sports car game, I'm partial to the cross flags. But I like the Viper almost as much and hope to see its potential maximized. Their fight must continue!
      Gladtobehere
      • 11 Months Ago
      I would stare at this if I saw it on the road. I might even want to touch it. When you see a Viper in the real, it is like no other car. Dat color...
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