We have good news, and we have bad news. First, the good: It's now possible to get a brand-new Dodge Viper roadster, which is nice, considering we're in the dead of summer and many of us like wind-in-the-hair motoring. Now, the bad: This is not a factory option from the automaker, instead coming courtesy of an aftermarket company called Prefix Performance, and that means it's going to cost you some serious coin.

Called Medusa, this drop-top Viper was created without the knowledge or consent of Dodge, but that's probably fine because Prefix works with the automaker already for the final preparation of the American supercar, including paint. According to the company, the current, fifth-gen Viper was built with a convertible version in mind, so no chassis strengthening is required. From the looks of the somewhat grainy photos available, the conversion appears of very high quality.

Want one? Well, that means you're going to need to procure a Viper – Prefix has 10 units ready for transformation as it stands – and that's going to cost at the very least $102,485. Then, you'll need to write a check for an additional $35,000 for Prefix to surgically remove the car's roof. Thing is, for that kind of cash, a prospective owner could buy, among other very nice options, a Viper hardtop and a loaded Miata, or a Corvette Stingray convertible and several pockets full of change. Or, perhaps a new Viper hardtop and a used, first-gen Viper convertible?

If you're still interested (and we wouldn't blame you if you were, regardless of the value debate), we'd suggest getting in touch with Prefix and getting yourself in line. In the meantime, feel free to check out the images above and below.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Brian Rautio
      • 5 Months Ago
      35k sounds like a lot, but a 30% surcharge for a convertible isn't out-of-this-world. Especially not when you consider the rarity of the result. I mean, a VW Eos is basically a convertible Golf/Jetta for double the price.
      • 5 Months Ago
      I don't understand why SRT/ Dodge hasn't done this already.
      • 5 Months Ago
      What in the hell does a Viper/Corvette/MIATA have in common? Nothing... All totally different animals. Miata = less power, smaller, lighter, fun for autocross/cruising in your mid-50s Corvette = mostly fun on the track, good as a daily driver, I guess, 8-cylinder, refined sports car Viper = loud, brash, unforgiving, V10 monster All very different... VERY different... Someone that wants a Viper WANTS. A. VIPER... not a neutered version of it...
      • 5 Months Ago
      Why would you buy one in the first place?
      • 5 Months Ago
      Reminds of GTA Banshee from IV and V
      • 5 Months Ago
      one of the lowest biggest wastes of money
      Lee Wayne Ryder
      • 5 Months Ago
      As a MoPar guy who is certainly not in love with this new Viper, I have to say this is HOT!
      • 5 Months Ago
      Or, you know, buy a Z06 convertible.
      Jess B
      • 5 Months Ago
      Looks very nice and factory-spec to me, which is impressive for an aftermarket droptop conversion! Dodge should add this variant to its Viper line-up to boost sales. By the way, this Viper drop-top sorta looks like a Maserati Gran Turismo from the rear!! Anyone see the resemblance?
      • 5 Months Ago
      And the bargain of the century JUST GOT EVEN BETTER!
      • 5 Months Ago
      Shelby Series 1. Any one else see it?
      • 5 Months Ago
      why would an after market place offer this? the viper isn't selling as is, how many of the few hundred owners are actually going to go for this...
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