Well, the all-new 2013 SRT Viper is just hitting the road and it’s already raced to the top of at least one nifty set of rankings: It’s the No. 1 car on this year’s Hagerty Insurance Hot List, an annual selection of today’s vehicles that are likely to become tomorrow’s classics. The choices are made by a panel of experts from Hagerty—“the world’s leading insurance agency for classic vehicles”—and are limited to mass-market vehicles stickered below $100,000. Although, naturally, newer vehicle variants that have yet to appear on past Hagerty lists do get preferential treatment.
"This year's Hot List is comprised of vehicles from a wide variety of market segments and manufacturers, but they all share one thing in common—a certain 'cool' factor that will be remembered by car enthusiasts for many years to come," says McKeel Hagerty, president and CEO of Hagerty. "Well-preserved examples will be sought-after well beyond their contemporary peers have been used up and recycled."