At the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, SRT showed off some new options that will be made available throughout the growing Viper lineup. The most striking was the “Stryker Green” paint job that was demonstrated on an SRT Viper put on display during the show. The new color, according to the company, came about as an evolution of the popular “Snakeskin Green” color that was first released in 2008 for the Viper. The new color features green and yellow pigments combined with what SRT calls a “liquid mercury” finish that gives the paint a unique feel.
“The application of the new Stryker Green exterior paint is a very detailed and intricate process, taking approximately eight hours to complete. The process first starts with a base color coat followed by a green-tinted mid-coat and topped off with a clear finish. Each coat application adds depth and accentuates the curvature of the Viper’s exterior design,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of SRT Brand and Motorsports. “Every SRT Viper is painted with a process that is very similar to what we use for our show cars.
SRT also announced a new Grand Touring package that will be available for all 2014 Vipers. The package includes Nappa leather upholstery, a two-mode Bilstein DampTronic Select suspension setup, and an Electronic Stability Control system with five distinct modes. With the package, buyers will have to choose between two exterior colors: Stryker Green and Venom Black.
MOPAR is also providing a new line of parts for the SRT Viper. Among the new performance parts are a number of carbon fiber components that help reduce the car’s curb weight. For example, the X-Brace in carbon fiber weighs almost half what the production version weighs, plus it features the same functional stiffness and level of strength.