AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Dodge has confirmed that the 2017 Dodge Viper will be the last model in the iconic line of muscle cars, and to mark the occasion Dodge is producing a series of five limited-edition 2017 Viper models, priced from $118,890, including a $2,600 gas-guzzler tax and $2,498 destination charge.
Dodge dealers will begin taking orders for the special-edition models, which also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Viper, on June 24.
A Dodge spokesman told Edmunds that the limited-edition models "are priced below the average MSRP of a custom-ordered ACR in the 2016 model year" but noted that the base price for the 2017 Viper is not being released yet.
As previously reported by Edmunds, information that Viper production would end after 2017 came to light last fall when a proposed contract between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the United Auto Workers indicated no plans beyond that model year for the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit where the Dodge supercar is built.
To help soften the blow, the five 2017 special-edition models — all with the Extreme Aero Package, carbon ceramic brakes, serial-numbered instrument panel, special badging and custom name plates — will usher out the Viper in style.
First up is the 2017 Dodge Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC, limited to 25 units and priced from $118,890 with gas-guzzler tax and destination charge. Commemorating the 2010 Snakeskin model, it will arrive with striking Snakeskin Green exterior paint and a custom snakeskin-patterned SRT stripe, as well as a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme.
Next in line is the 2017 Viper VooDoo II Edition ACR, of which 31 examples will be built, priced from $141,190, including gas-guzzler tax and destination charge. This one is modeled after the 2010 Viper VooDoo edition, with black paint and a graphite metallic driver's stripe with a red tracer outline.
The 2017 Viper 1:28 ACR edition, with prices starting at $143,890, including gas-guzzler tax and destination fee, will be produced in 28 examples. All will feature a black exterior, and a rear wing highlighted with red ACR stripes, commemorating the single lap record of 1:28:65 set by driver Randy Pobst at Laguna Seca Raceway in 2015.
Prices for the 2017 Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, limited to 100 units, will start at $145,340. With white exterior paint set off by blue GTS stripes, this model pays tribute to the Viper's victory in the 1997 FIA GT2 championship.
Finally, there's the 2017 Viper Dodge Dealer Edition ACR, all 33 of which will only be available through the highest volume Viper dealers: Tomball Dodge of Tomball, Texas; and Roanoke Dodge of Roanoke, Illinois. It will feature white exterior paint with a blue center stripe. (Check with these dealers for pricing and availability.)
For those who don't opt for one of the limited-edition models, the Viper "1 of 1" customization program continues for 2017, allowing buyers to create a virtually custom supercar, with 16,000 exterior color treatments, 24,000 custom stripe colors, 11 wheel options, 16 interior trims, seven aero packages, three brake packages and four suspension options.
Edmunds says: Viper fans should check with their local Dodge dealer soon to reserve one of the unique limited-edition 2017 Dodge Viper models.