A select group of Viper Club of America members were shown a preview at the club’s 11th annual Owners Invitational in Salt Lake City. While a car wasn’t exactly on hand to view, the 800 snake-bitten enthusiasts got to see the next best thing: the car’s new logo. A car was onstage under a sheet, but it turned out to be “just” a Ferrari 599. (Hmmm, maybe those Alfa rumors aren’t so solid…)
Cameras and cell phones were supposed to be under lock and key, but dragtimes.com caught a few good shots of a gaping-mouthed, sharp-fanged Viper that will adorn the next-gen supercar.
Dodge has also been hard at work redesigning the 2011 Charger.
Chrysler says the car is inspired by the second-generation Charger of 1968-1970, with full-width rear taillamps that are illuminated by 164 modern LEDs. The grille is more closely related to the outgoing Charger’s than the flip-light ’68-’70 version. Under the hood will be either Chrysler’s new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or a 5.7-liter V8. All-wheel drive will be available on the R/T trim; otherwise the Charger is a rear-wheel-drive affair.
Expect the new Charger in showrooms before the year is out.
The end of the year is coming right up, which means holiday shopping is right around the corner. For 100 lucky (or gullible) people, a special-edition Chevy Camaro convertible will be available as part of the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. For a cool $75,000, buyers get a Camaro SS with a 426-hp 6.2-liter V8 (400 hp with an automatic transmission) decked out with an exclusive Deep Bordeaux exterior color accented by subtle “ghosted” rally stripes.
The color is complemented by a color-matched fabric top and windshield frame finished in matte silver, both also exclusive to the Neiman Marcus edition. The convertible also has exclusive 21-inch polished aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero ultra-high performance tires slowed by Brembo disc brakes.
If you want to order one, start calling 1-877-662-6276 at noon (EDT) on October 19. If history is any indication, this special edition will sell out quickly. People seem to buy the Neiman Marcus cars regardless of price! Even when they’re overpriced by a good $30,000.
Would you buy a Neiman Marcus Camaro SS convertible for $75,000?