Thursday, January 10, 2008

Valentine's-Day Venom: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Set for Raffle

Better than chocolate, flowers, or just about anything else: A 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR is the prize in a Valentine's Day raffle. (Photo courtesy of Chrysler LLC)
The Viper Club of America is running a raffle for members only. The winning $125 raffle ticket gets some lucky member a Viper SRT10 ACR, which has a $98,110 sticker price. (Photo courtesy of Chrysler LL

DETROIT — It's shaping up as the hottest raffle ticket for Valentine's Day 2008. The Viper Club of America is raffling off a 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR in a for-members-only contest.

Tickets cost $125 each or three for $300. The total number of tickets being sold is limited to 2,750. Ticket sales end on January 31, with the winner being picked on February 14.

The Viper Club of America even suggests that there may be some "crazy collector out there willing to shell out $275,000 to buy up all the tickets." The Viper SRT10 ACR has a $98,110 sticker price, including an $850 destination charge.

The Viper SRT10 ACR is the most expensive car in Chrysler's stable and is due out in showrooms in the second quarter of 2008. It churns out 600 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque from an 8.4-liter V10.

The car being raffled off gets "every available ACR option," including the Hard Core package, which includes a lap timer and other enhancements for the track.

What this means to you: We're hoping Cupid brings the winner of this contest some extra cash to cover speeding tickets. — Scott Vandekerckhove, Correspondent

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