Dodge is having a really, really hard time killing the Viper.
A few days ago we were lamenting the loss of the Dodge Viper but celebrating the fact that the automaker was releasing five special editions models to see the car off. Now we have word that every single one of those special editions has sold out. Remember that each special edition was different, as was its production allotment. So which special edition sold out the fastest? That would be the 1:28 Edition ACR, which needed only 40 minutes to sell out its entire 28-car production run. Not too shabby if you ask us.
Forty minutes is light speed compared to the Dodge Dealer Edition ACR, which languished on virtual dealer lots for an incredible five days before all 22 examples were snatched up. Sell out info for the other models is as follows: VooDoo II Edition ACR (sold out all 31 units in two hours), Snakeskin Edition GTC (sold out all 25 units in two days) and GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR (sold out all 100 units in two days). That’s some pretty impressive stuff, but Dodge isn’t done celebrating the Viper just yet. The automaker announced that a new ACR Snakeskin Edition—a tribute to the original 2010 Snakeskin ACR—is in the works, with 31 units on offer and available for order come mid-July.
Anything else? Yes. Apparently the Viper ACR will get a 2017 MY run as well. Dodge says it will feature "significant" aerodynamic and suspension upgrades. This thing already makes a ton of downforce, so we're excited to see just how the automaker plans to improve upon that factor. Maybe the rear wing will envelop the whole damn car? Also, who knew it took so long to kill a Viper?