Some of us had the opportunity to see for the first time the production version of the 2014 SRT Viper delivered by SRT, the model that was presented at a special ceremony at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit. Thomas is the owner who had purchased the first production viper at the Barrett-Jackson Orange County Auction last year in June for $300.000. The money was donated to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. Thomas, aged 40, lives in Oklahoma City and he is the president of APMEX, Inc. a precious metals company.
The Viper team has dedicated the final line to Dan Knott, former Chrysler Group Senior, who passed away last year, by unveiling a plaque in his honor. The man was an essential piece in the development of past generations of the Viper. Since 2010, the Conner Avenue plant has spent the past year improving every inch of the 400.000 sq. ft. facility. It is true that now it looks modern using new technologies, but it still maintains the handcrafted build process that offers the magic of the Viper since 1992, when production started. Here, 150 employees attentively assemble each component on 12 vehicles every day. They must take good care of details and most importantly of the quality of their work.
In case you are curious to know, the model returns to the market stronger and with improved performance. How is it possible? Well, the 2014 SRT Viper receives power from an all-aluminum mid-front 8.4-liter V10 engine capable of generating 640 horsepower and 600 lb. ft. of torque. This output goes perfectly with superior craftsmanship, comfort and the new technologies. The retail price suggested by the manufacturer was established at $97.395 and it does not include the destination charge. The production process started last year on the December 5th and first deliveries will start next month.
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