SRT has presented the first production Viper at a special ceremony at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.

SRT has delivered the first production Viper at a special ceremony at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.

The model was personally presented to owner Scott Thomas by Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and SRT President Ralph Gilles. Thomas originally brought the rights to the car at the 2012 Barrett-Jackson Orange County auction where he paid $300,000 for the model.

According to Thomas, "Today's surreal, I never thought I would have the opportunity to experience something quite like this. To be able to take the keys from the Chairman and CEO of Chrysler is incredible."

The SRT Viper is powered by an 8.4-liter V10 engine that develops 640 hp (477 kW / 649 PS) and 600 lb-ft (814 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the 3,354 lbs (1,521 kg) sports car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in the "low 3-second range," run the quarter-mile in the "mid 11-second range" and hit a top speed of 206 mph (331 km/h).

Pricing starts at $97,395 while the track-focused Viper GTS stickers for $120,395 (both excluding a $1,995 destination charge).

First SRT Viper delivered at a special ceremony in Detroit [video]