First production cars are typically auctioned off as collectibles and the Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand made the decision to let the 2013 SRT Viper first production model hit the auction block at Barrett-Jackson’s Orange County auction. The proceeds from this auction are going for The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. This cause helps support children and families facing the challenges of pediatric cancer. The winning bid was in the amount of $300,000 which is a pretty nice donation to give to the charitable foundation.
“What an exciting and momentous occasion for the Austin Hatcher Foundation and the SRT brand,” said Beth Paretta, Director of Marketing and Operations – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “We’ve enjoyed a lot of attention since showing the all-new SRT Viper to the world just three months ago in New York; and now being able to use some of that interest in our flagship supercar to generate support for this deserving charity is simply outstanding.”
Dr. Jim Osborn, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors commented, “We’re extremely grateful to team with SRT and Barrett-Jackson on this auction effort. The monies raised here will allow us to continue developing and funding services that empower families to live happy, meaningful and successful lives as pediatric cancer survivors.”
The winner of this auction not only gets to feel great about where the money from the sale is going, they get to enjoy driving one powerful hunk of metal. The 2013 SRT Viper hosts an all aluminum mid-engine 8.4 liter V10. This powerhouse gives 640 horsepower and 600 pound feet of torque. Not to mention brand new technologies, comfort and over the top craftsmanship. For those of you who can’t get the image out of your mind of driving one of your own Vipers, they will go into production later this year at the Detroit Michigan Conner Ave. Assembly Plant.
Source PR Newswire