As promised, Chrysler auctioned off the very first production SRT Viper at the Barrett-Jackson auction. The 2013 Viper VIN number-1 was sold for the remarkable sum of $300,000. But don’t think Chrysler did this so they can earn some easy money. All the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for pediatric cancer.
So the winning bidder not only took home a very collectible item – the very first unit of the new generation Viper – and an awesome super car, he also contributed to a good cause. That will make driving this car much more enjoyable knowing that it did a little to help save children.
The Viper is gone, but you can still donate whatever you can at Austin Hatcher Foundation.
Official pricing of the new Viper is yet to be revealed, but we’re expecting something in the neighborhood of $150K. The car is powered by a hand-assembled 8.4-liter all-aluminum, V-10 overhead-valve engine developing 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission.