Dodge Viper/Hurst Auction and 2017 Dodge Production
This October, some interesting things are happening involving Dodge. First, we have the Barrett-Jackson 2016 Las Vegas Auction starting October 13th. Second, 2017 Dodge Challenger and 2017 Dodge Chargers will begin production. It’s going to be an exciting month, so let’s get down to business and discuss.
Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Las Vegas Auction
In 2008, Hurst celebrated its golden anniversary by creating 50 special-edition Viper coupes and convertibles. Initially, these limited-edition Vipers were only available in white or black with gold stripes, with the exception of two Hurst Vipers. One was a coupe and the other a convertible – both Hurst Vipers were painted flat gold with black stripes.
The convertible has only 146 miles on it and is powered by an 8.4-liter 10-cylinder engine, and a 6-speed manual transmission seamlessly switches between the gears. A Corsa exhaust, Motion Club Sport adjustable coilovers and Eibach springs, and polished wheels unique to the limited-edition cars are the highlight features of the Hurst Viper convertible, along with a Hurst pistol-grip shift and Hurst-logo embroidering into the leather seats.
The convertible and the rest of the Tammy Allen Collection will all be available at Barrett-Jackson’s ninth annual Las Vegas Auction, October 13-15 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The cars cannot be reserved, and being that Viper was discontinued and all the special limited editions have already sold out, this will be the last chance for a collector to get a Viper, possibly forever.
2017 Dodge Challenger and 2017 Dodge Charger Production Line
We talked about the new 2017 Dodge Challenger and 2017 Dodge Charger not too long ago, and they’re already about to hit the production line. More importantly, the 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is going into production. We can already imagine the track times – it’s gonna be glorious!
So far, both cars will be getting the longest list of new features among all Dodge Challengers and Dodge Chargers to date. Moreover, they’ll be available in many of the archived HIP Legacy colors Dodge is known for, 13 of them to be exact: Billet Silver, Contusion Blue, Destroyer Gray, Go ManGo, Granite, Green Go, Maximum Steel, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Redline Red, Tor Red, White Knuckle, and Yellow Jacket.
We also have these new features and updates to look forward to:
- A backlit steering wheel center, complete with the SRT emblem glowing white in 392 models and red in Hellcat models
- New, lighter wheels with a 5-spoke design
- The newest UConnect infotainment system, with faster load times, improved graphics, and higher levels of smartphone connectivity
- MORE Hellcat badging!
What’s better than these vehicles going into production next month? The fact (supposedly) that they’ll be made available by the end of the year. Have a hankey, you got a little drool on your lip.