American Supercar Dodge Viper Named to Hagerty's 'Hot List' of Future Collectibles
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Since its inception in 1992, the Dodge Viper has proven to be a truly exotic and distinctive American supercar, proudly carrying its title as the flagship high-performance machine of the Dodge brand.
Building on its exclusivity and undeniable spot among the high-performance elite, the classic car experts at Hagerty have named the 2016 Dodge Viper SRT model to its annual "Hot List" of future collectible vehicles. The Hagerty Group, based in Traverse City, Mich., is the world's leading insurance provider for classic vehicles and host to the largest network of classic car owners.
"The Viper checks all the boxes for a future collectible," McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty, said. "Limited-volume, race-bred pedigree, iconic styling and raw power make it a natural choice for the 2016 Hot List."
The 2016 Hagerty Hot List represents the most collectible cars priced less than $100,000 available for purchase today. To be selected by the Hagerty experts for their annual Hot List, a vehicle must deliver the joy of driving today, continue to further every gearhead's love of driving and become collectible in the future.
"The Dodge Viper is an iconic, hand-built American supercar with a 645-horsepower hand-built aluminum V-10 engine; a timeless and hand-crafted body design with a strong racing pedigree and very limited production over its nearly 25-year lifespan," Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands–Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA–North America, said. "The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR's unprecedented 13 track records add to the legend, and the exclusive 1-of-1 program with 25 million unique build configurations helps make it an exclusive collectible among today's supercars."
About the Dodge Viper
The fifth generation of the Dodge Viper made its highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market in late 2012 as a 2013 model. The flagship performance machine arrived with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts. Powering the 2016 Viper is an all-aluminum 8.4-liter V-10 engine that delivers 645 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque—the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world.
Standard on the newest Viper are safety features that include electronic multistage stability control, traction control and a new four-channel anti-lock brake system.
The exclusive "1-of-1" customization program enables customers to have more than 25 million build combinations to create their one-of-a-kind "Snake" from the ground up. With 8,000 exterior color options, 24,000 custom stripe colors, 11 wheel options, 16 interior trims and seven aero packages, three brake packages and four suspension options there are more than 25 million ways for buyers to customize their one-of-a-kind Dodge Viper.
The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) has taken the performance car world by storm by becoming the indisputable "ultimate street-legal race car" with more track records than any production car in the world—a total of 13 road course lap records as certified by the Sports Car Club of America. Since 1992, Dodge and SRT have built approximately 30,000 Vipers at the Mack Avenue Assembly (1992–1994) and Conner Avenue Assembly Plant (1995–current), both in Detroit.
Based in Traverse City, Michigan, Hagerty is the world's leading insurance provider for classic vehicles and host to the largest network of classic car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even "automobilia" (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, business coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com. Hagerty also provides online Valuation Tools and publishes Hagerty Price Guide, which are the premier guides for post-war collectible automobiles. For more information please visit www.hagerty.com/valuationtools
About Dodge Brand
From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand's full lineup of 2016 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2016 model year, customers will be able to drive the new 2016 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat. The Dodge brand lineup also includes the Dodge Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey, including the Crossroad model, and its flagship, the Dodge Viper.
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