The SRT Viper model that is currently on display for the public crowds at the New York Auto Show is set to go to auction. The funds raised from the sale of the very first 2013 Viper will be donated to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer that is supported the Amerfican Le Mans Series as their official charity.
"We are thrilled that SRT has chosen us to be a part of this extraordinary opportunity," said Dr. Jim Osborn Co-founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation. "We are tremendously excited to see the 2013 SRT Viper. It is an amazing vehicle. We are also very excited that the first production Viper be auctioned at Barrett- Jackson Orange County to benefit the many families faced with pediatric cancer. We just can't thank Mr. Gilles and his team enough."
The latest incarnation of the Viper saw it lose the Dodge brand in favor of the company's performance brand SRT (Street and Racing Technology). It uses an 8.4-liter V10 engine 640 hp (477 kW / 649 PS) and 600 lb-ft (814 Nm) of torque connected to a six-speed manual transmission and has a kerb weight of 3,354 lbs (1,521 kg).
The auction will take place on on June 22nd in Orange County, California.