“The Ultimate Last Chance” has come and gone, and somebody made sure not to miss it. The final 2017 Dodge Viper and final 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon were paired at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction in Connecticut on June 23, and the star-studded lot went for $1 million. Proceeds from the auction were donated to the United Way.
In addition to the final 840-horsepower SRT Demon and final 645-hp Viper built, “The Ultimate Last Chance” auction included the authentication kits for each vehicle, which contained custom build sheets, authenticity letters, certification cards, iPads with videos and pictures, and other custom-branded items.
“We know the power of the Dodge Viper and Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to put a smile on people’s faces. We’re smiling today because we know the power of this donation to the United Way,” said Steve Beahm, head of Passenger Car Brands for Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT–FCA North America, in a press release. “These particular vehicles mark the end of their eras as the last of their kind to be built. It’s rare to have just one such vehicle cross the auction block, much less a pair at the same time.”
The final price was the highest at Barrett-Jackson’s four-day Northeast event.
“We’ve been fortunate to have many incredible moments on the auction block for charity sales over the years, and this was another one,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The winner is taking home two spectacular and historically significant vehicles.”
Both cars have black interiors and Viper Red paint; the SRT Demon was hand-painted to match the Viper after it left the Brampton Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada. The Viper is powered by an 8.4-liter V-10 engine, while the SRT Demon has a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8. The Demon is the world’s fastest quarter-mile production car (9.65 second ET at 140 mph). Dodge limited production to 3300.