1-Off 2013 SRT Viper GTS Sports a Sophisticated Italian Flare for Charity (Video)
The Chrysler Group teamed up with the Sons of Italy Foundation to design a new Viper GTS supercar with some Italian flare. Rather than go all out with an elaborate paint scheme that looks more like something that you would see on a Ferrari or Lamborghini, the SRT group painted a new Viper a striking white hue named Avorio Perla with a subtle Italian flag design next to the GTS logos on both front fenders. In addition to the “normal” black trim in the grille, along the back end and in the hood, the Sons of Italy Viper wears the standard six spoke “Venom” rims in a unique black vapor chrome finish. On the inside, Chrysler began with the luxorious Laguna Sepia leather package with an Italian flag styled stripe running through the middle of both seats and the Italian colors are also reflected in the GTS logo on the passenger’s side of the dash. The Sons of Italy Viper also has a unique red Stryker logo in the middle of the leather wrapped steering wheel to add just one more small element of uniqueness. This Viper also features all of the goodies of the GTS package including a high tech infotainment system with an 8.4” touch screen, a selectable drive mode system, a dual mode adjustable suspension setup with options for street and track use and much, much more. Of course, like all new SRT Viper supercars, the Sons of Italy Foundation auction car is fitted with the 8.4L V10 with 640 horsepower and 600lb-ft of torque so this is one seriously fast collector’s car.
This gorgeous pearl white 2013 SRT Viper GTS made its world debut back in August at Pebble Beach but when it rolls onto the auction block in mid-January, it will go from being a gorgeous show car to a privately owned piece of automobilia. Considering that a “normal” 2013 Viper GTS has an MSRP upwards of $130,000 when it is all optioned up, this sleek white Mopar supercar could bring some very serious money to the Sons of Italy Foundation.
The Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA). Founded in 1959, the SIF has donated over $125 million to various charitable groups that include college scholarships, medical research and support of those people suffering from illnesses including Alzheimer’s, autism, cancer and more. The SIF also donates to domestic and international disaster relief so as charity support groups go – the Sons of Italy Foundation is one of the most well rounded groups in America. The person who makes the winning bid for this unique 2013 SRT Viper GTS will not only get an awesome piece of American automobilia but he or she will also be contributing a significant amount of money to a very good cause.
The Russo Steele Scottsdale auction starts at 9am on Thursday January 16th and runs through Sunday January 19th. An exact order has not been announced but we would expect that the Sons of Italy Viper would run during “prime time” on either Saturday or Sunday with a consignment number of 7,242. The video below features Chrysler design boss Mark Trostle as he walks us through the unique Sons of Italy Foundation Viper – giving us a great look at this special supercar inside and out.