2016 Dodge Viper ACR with new matte exterior finish2016 Dodge Viper is now more exclusive than ever because of the simple fact that literally every customer can make it according to their tastes. How will this happen? Dodge is now offering matte-finish exterior paint finishes across its entire color palette. This simple extra makes the Viper with a choice of more than 50 million unique configurations. They are made up from the more than 16,000 unique paint color options and more than 48,000 unique stripe combinations!

The first ever used color option is the one-off metallic matte, which can be seen applied on the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR on the picture above. Precisely, there are 8,000 new matte finish options to choose from. All of them will give each "1 of 1" Viper an even more unique exterior appearance.

Hand-Painted Process

Everything happens via hand-painted process. This helps enabling flexibility to deliver industry-first custom paint options that offer personalization and durability. Each Viper has an extremely high quality level paint finish. The process of hand-painting actually takes between 145 to 160 hours.

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The process begins with a base color coat. Then a clear finish is applied. After these two steps, every Viper body panel is sanded smooth by hand with 1,000 grit paper that allows polishing which is near mirror finish. For a matte finish, each body panel is also sanded for a second time. Then the matte clear paint is applied.

Stripes Across Viper's Lineup

2016 Dodge Viper ACR From Above

2016 Dodge Viper model comes always with stripes, regardless it is GT, GTC, GTS and ACR specification. Each of them can be fitted with optional ‘GTS' stripes that run the length of the coupe from the front to rear fascia.

In addition, the SRT and GTC models get ‘SRT' stripes. They begin from the clamshell hood and end on the rear. On the other hand, the special Viper GTC and ACR models come fitted with ACR center band and driver's side stripe.

The stripes are also hand painted for at least an extra of 18 hours of work. The exterior stripes are offered in the following colors: Black Venom, Billet Silver, Bright White, Gunmetal Pearl and Adrenaline Red or from the custom "1 of 1" color palette.

As a matter of fact, each "1 of 1" GTC model Viper also comes equipped with unique instrument panel badge. It displays a name chosen by the customer and commemorates their exclusive design. The unique model also comes with satin chrome or satin black badging and fuel filler door.

At last, the "1 of 1" customization program is truly unique and it will guarantee that there are no two vehicles that are the same. The secret is that customers can't order the same configuration, including color, in the same model year.

2016 Dodge Viper with matte finish can be ordered first in July.

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Source: Dodge