By Patrick Rall
This week’s Photo of the Week feature looks at a 2013 SRT Viper GTS caught out in the wild but this is no ordinary Viper – this Viper is owned by Mr. Ralph Gilles, Head of the SRT brand.
While attending the premier of the new movie Snake and Mongoose, I noticed Mr. Gilles entering the theater while during the previews. After the movie, as we headed out to our cars in a nearby parking garage, I couldn’t help but notice the tail end of a new Viper sticking out a few spots away from my car. I walked up to look at the car and when I saw the STORM10 Michigan license plates – I knew that this was the Viper built for Ralph Gilles.
Ralph’s 2013 SRT Viper GTS is Viper White (my apologies for the lighting in the video – the parking garage had yellow lighting) and it is equipped with the SRT Track Package including the Sidewinder II wheels as well as the Advanced Aerodynamics Package. He may also have some interior upgrades but I wasn’t looking to be poking around his car, looking in windows and such when he returned from the theater. While I was there taking pictures, several other people walking by also took pictures but I didn’t see those folks taking pictures of the many muscle cars or the Aston Martin Rapide parked on the same row…probably because the new Viper is just that awesome.
It is cool to see a car that cost at least $130,000 but stumbling across Ralph Gilles’ privately owned 2013 SRT Viper GTS just chillin’ in a parking garage with so many average cars was a situation that is worth sharing with DodgeForum.com.