Dodge is working with Barrett-Jacson to auction off the final 2017 Viper and 2018 Challenger SRT Demon to one lucky winner. The combined horsepower of these two beasts is 1,485 hp.
These two legendary cars are being auctioned as a pair, so anyone interested should be prepared to put down some real money. The set of powerhouses is set to be sold at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction from June 20 to June 23. The charity auction will take place at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. The automaker is calling this opportunity “The Ultimate Last Chance” – which, if you ask us, is highly accurate and fitting.
Remember, the Demon was limited to a single model year in 2018 with a production cap of 3,300 units cars. Production of the Dodge Viper ended at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit last fall.
Apart from one lucky bidder winning this sports car couple,one-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the United Way. In other words, the charity can be seen as the real winner here. We are always excited about these types of auctions, because they spread joy over a wide spectrum. The winner is happy and the nonprofit is more than appreciative; and, in turn, thousands of people can get the help they ultimately deserve from this well-rounded event.
CarScoops reports that, “models could bring in some pretty significant bids as the first Challenger SRT Hellcat sold for $1.65 million back in 2014.
FCA North America’s head of passenger car brands, Steve Beahm, explained:
"“An avid collector could search a lifetime to try to put two vehicles of this pedigree together and never find it, it’s that elusive.Pairing the last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the Dodge Viper production cars – two of America’s most sought-after vehicles – under the roof of Barrett-Jackson gives someone the ‘last’ chance to own this unique piece of automotive history, and Dodge//SRT the opportunity to raise money for a cause close to our hearts.”"
The last Challenger SRT Demon sports a Viper Red exterior paint job and a custom Demon car cover.
This model features a single seat with a rear seat delete full black interior with cloth and Alcantara leather seats, and trunk carpet kit. It also comes with a VIN instrument panel badge and the Demon Authentication package that contains build sheets and a Certicard. The winner will also receive a Demon Crate, which includes a set of Demon-branded tools, front-runner drag wheels, a performance powertrain control module, and a replacement switch module with a high-octane button.
Aside from these goodies, the spotlight is really on the incredible supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that puts out 840 horsepower (626 kW) and 770 lb-ft (1042 Nm) of torque. The eight-speed automatic transmission enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.3 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph (225 mph).
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The final Dodge Viper pays tribute to the legendary lineup with a hint of first-ten Viper RT/10 in it.
This Viper features a Viper Red exterior with sleek carbon fiber accents. Like the Challenger SRT Demon, it has black leather and Alcantara seats, a VIN instrument panel badge and an authentication kit.
Under the hood, you will find a 8.4-liter V10 that produces 645 horsepower (481 kW) and 600 lb-ft (814 Nm) of torque. The Viper’s V10 engine is paired to a six-speed manual transmission that sends its power to the rear-wheels through a limited-slip differential.
Stay tuned in June to see who won this incredible auction.
Get ready for an action-packed and slight tear-jerker clip as Pennzoil bids farewell to the last Viper in a piece properly entitled, nonetheless.
What would be the first thing you do if you won the auction for either the Dodge Viper or the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon? What about if you won both? Let us know in the comment section below, and see what others have to say while you’re there!