The 2013 SRT Viper does not go into production until later in the year but the first one has already been sold for $300,000. Chrysler donated the car so it could be this past weekend at the Barrett-Jackson car auction in Orange County, California. All the proceeds are going to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.
The buyer has not been named and he will not be able to drive it until the first production car rolls off the production line at the historic home of the Viper – Detroit's Conner Avenue Assembly Plant.
The SRT Viper pictured proved to be the highlight of the auction was a prototype model standing in for the actual car.
Chrysler has expanded its Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand this year with four new products that include the Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. The 2013 SRT Viper will be the first model to carry just the SRT brand name