Back when the Viper wore the Dodge name, the car had a color palette that was as ostentatious as its exterior design. After launching the new Viper with relatively mellow colors like red, silver, black and white, SRT has since introduced eye-catching hues like TA Orange and Matte Black.

The next color up for the Viper is the new Stryker Green debuting at the Detroit Auto Show, which somehow manages to look even more obnoxious (to this author's eyes) than the Viper's former Snakeskin Green paint job. This show car also reveals a new Mopar aero package in prototype form consisting of a massive carbon fiber rear wing and front splitters (one on each side). Scroll down for the full press release.
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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.

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      • 11 Months Ago
      I think the reason why it hasn't gotten anywhere near the attention C7 has is because Viper, while quite good as a sports car, just didn't make much of a dramatic change on the outside. It looks more like a 2014 take on a 1990's Viper, rather than a brand new Viper.
      Brian Rautio
      • 11 Months Ago
      My first reaction was that the 12 year old me would go nuts for this car. As I continued to stare, I realized that the current 26 year old me does too.
      Joe Carter
      • 11 Months Ago
      Love it! (High pitched voice) The folks at SRT sure know how to mix some colors around to create a beautiful piece of art.
      • 11 Months Ago
      Kenny Powers likes this.
      • 11 Months Ago
      I like it! Too bad they didn't name it Competition Green though.
      • 11 Months Ago
      Stryker, Stryker, Stryker.... smack! Remember the movie Airplane? A classic!
      • 11 Months Ago
      There are just so many different cars that look better and perform better for the same price... It surprises me that they keep making this car.
        Cory Stansbury
        • 11 Months Ago
        Such as?
        • 11 Months Ago
        No, there really isn't. For about 100-120k there's only two cars that can actually claim to perform just as well as the Viper, and that is of course the GTR and Z06/ZR1 Corvette. Any other same year sportscar for the same price would be significantly slower, especially around a track. And while looks may be subjective, few actually think the cumbersome and chunky GTR actually looks better than the Viper, and the Corvette is usually less of a head turner.
      • 11 Months Ago
      Viper Marketing Guy #1: "Oh no! We're running out of 60 year old new-money schlubs to buy the Viper...veryone who wants a full-scale Hot Wheels car already has will we keep it relevant?" Marketing Guy #2: "Let's try a new obnoxious color!"
      • 11 Months Ago
      What's next, - a "Mossy Oak" edition?
      • 11 Months Ago
      Like the car but not for the $99,995 base price. $69,995 and you have a winner.
      • 11 Months Ago
      It may not be dominant in the performance arena, but it certainly is obnoxious, which is what I love about it. Oh, and I'll take the crossram hemi in the back ground, please.
      • 11 Months Ago
      must be a kindergartener that chose that paint job, silver on green?
        • 11 Months Ago
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