To be offered at the January 2014 Scottsdale auction hosted by Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, this stunning 2013 SRT Viper GTS was designed and built especially for the Sons of Italy Foundation, with proceeds of its No Reserve sale to benefit the group’s educational and charitable programs.
The Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) is the philanthropic arm of OSIA, the nation’s oldest and largest organization representing Italian Americans. Founded in 1959, the SIF, with OSIA, has given nearly $126 million to date toward its philanthropic efforts including college scholarships, medical research and services for people suffering from the most devastating diseases and disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Autism and Cancer, plus domestic and international disaster relief, cultural preservation, and other special projects.
This striking yet elegant American supercar includes a subtle nod to the Italian heritage inspiring its design with a tri-coat Avorio Perla (Pearl White) exterior finish accented by a discreet tribute to the Italian national colors just behind the Viper’s ‘GTS’ badge near the front wheels. The Italian Tricolore also adorns the GTS badge above the car’s passenger-side glove box and the one-inch wide seat-accent stripes, and a red Stryker logo adorns the steering wheel to round out the tribute. Other unique and highly desirable features include the one-off, multi-spoke Black Vapor chrome wheels and highly sporting yet luxurious Laguna sepia leather-upholstered interior.
Powered by a race-bred 8.4-liter V-10 engine delivering an amazing 640 bhp and mated to a with a 6-speed overdrive manual gearbox, this car is a Viper through and through. Matching its beauty and brawn is an amazing suite of amenities and entertainment features including Harmon/Kardon audio. From its engine start and accessory switch button to speed-sensitive power locks and noise-vibration-harshness reduction treatments, the Viper is equipped with the Uconnect Media Center with an 8.4-inch touch screen display, Bluetooth, full 3D graphics navigation, rear backup camera display, and much more.
Just five – 5 – actual miles have been covered by this awesome, one-of-a-kind SRT Viper GTS. It will certainly deliver a thrilling experience on all levels in the finest Viper tradition. As such, the excitement of owning the most powerful American-built, Italian-American supercar ever made will be heightened by knowing the positive impact it will make in the lives of those in need.
Here is a video on the car from the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where this special Viper appeared on the concept lawn: