We can’t say we’re surprised, but we’re still saddened to report that the Dodge Viper will not live on past the 2017 model year. It’s had a solid 25-year run, though, and that’s worth celebrating. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles does just that for the Viper’s final model year, with five special editions (some of which seem less special than others, admittedly): The 1:28 Edition ACR, GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, VoooDoo II Edition ACR, Snakeskin Edition GTC, and Dodge Dealer Edition ACR.
Instead of running through what makes each of these 2017 Vipers special, we’ll direct your attention to the press release below and the images above. All but the Dodge Dealer Edition commemorate memorable Viper models of the past 25 years, and the GTS-R is probably the pick of the litter with its classic blue-on-white paint scheme. Unless you prefer to err on the side of gaudy, in which case Dodge has you (and your car) covered with Snakeskin Green.
If none of these special-edition Viper models strikes your fancy but you’d still like to park a 2017 Viper in your garage, fret not. Dodge is still offering its “1 of 1” customization program for the Viper’s final year of production. Finally, instead of dwelling on the past, even when that past is as exciting as the Viper’s, let’s choose to look to the future with the only logical question left unanswered: What’s next?