2013 SRT Viper GTS supercar first production model auction proceeds of $300,000 donated to Pediatric Cancer Foundation
A first production model of 2013 SRT Viper GTS went under auctioneers hammer for a noble and worthy cause. It is Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer that will receive $300,000, the price at which the vehicle was sold at an auction which took place at Barrett Jackson Orange County, California. The proceeds of this auction will go a long way in aiding children afflicted with cancer and will be a major support to their families as well.
Viper SRT was showcased at New York Motor Show held three months ago. It is a high performance vehicle powered by a mid engine 8.4 liter V10 that offers 640 hp and 600 lb/ft torque. The vehicle will go into production by end 2012 at the Viper Detroit Corner Avenue Assembly Plant while it will go on sale in the United States by the end of this year.
Austin Hatcher Foundation ensures maximum support and treatment to children suffering from cancer. The foundation offers all services free of cost and works solely though the various donations received. Viper SRT, from Chrysler Groups Street Racing Technology has a rich history at Le Mans. Though Viper did not take part in this year’s event, the new Viper GTS-R was on display as the company wanted to showcase it to the European marjket who did not get a chance to see it when it was displayed at New York.
News release: First Production 2013 SRT Viper GTS Auctioned for $300,000 at Barrett-Jackson Auction – Proceeds Go to Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer
The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will receive $300,000 from auction proceeds of the first production-model 2013 SRT Viper GTS, following the Barrett-Jackson Orange County (Calif.) event this past weekend.
To support children and families dealing with the challenges of pediatric cancer, Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand teamed with The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer and the American Le Mans Series, by auctioning the world-class supercar.
The flagship performance machine of SRT returns with more power and performance from its all-aluminum, mid-engine 8.4-liter V-10 that delivers an estimated 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque, to go along with superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts. Production of the 2013 SRT Viper begins later this year at the historic home of the Viper – Detroit’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant.
“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.”
Joining Paretta on the auction stage were Mark Trostle, Head of Design – SRT Brand, Chrysler Group LLC; Dr. Jim Osborn, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Austin Hatcher Foundation and Scott Atherton, President and CEO, American Le Mans Series. The auction was broadcast live on SPEED.
“We’re extremely grateful to team with SRT and Barrett-Jackson on this auction effort,” said Osborn. “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.”
2013 SRT Viper Rolling down Barrett Jackson