One of the easiest way for automakers to make a bit of extra profit on their products are “limited edition” sticker-and-paint packages. Ford arguably started this trend with a plethora of regional packages for the hot-to-trot Mustang, but these days all the major automakers are in on this scheme, including Chrysler, which has wasted no time in pimping out its halo car, the SRT Viper.
Limited to just 50 units, the 2014 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition gets an as-yet-unnamed grey metallic color and a few other special treatments designed to squeeze every last dollar out of eager Viper fans.
To wit, the Viper, which has so far sold only about 30% as many units as hoped, has at least three other “special edition” packages to choose from. There was the SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition, the SRT Viper TA, and now the Anodized Carbon Special Edition. With black chrome wheels, carbon fiber brake ducts and rear applique, Chrysler also saw fit to throw in some orange brake calipers as well.
The package hasn’t been priced yet, but the interior does get a nice upgrade with Alcantara and Nappa leather accented by orange and carbon fiber. There’s no extra performance goodies or anything like that; just a unique paintjob, interior, and a plaque to remind you that a regular, $100,000 SRT Viper just wasn’t special enough.