During the festivities leading up to and during the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach in Monterey, California, the putting green in front of the club house temporarily becomes the Concept Lawn. Featured like rounded-up wagons in the lap of luxury, supercars and luxury sedans co-mingle behind the polite barriers to automotive society. This year, for August 18th and 19th, the All-American supercar favorite came to play and the SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition was revealed with a less-than-subtle nod to the history of its marque and the setting.
When we were invited to step over the fence and experience this specimen up close, there was no denying or return from the divine sepsis that only a venomous beast like the Viper can deliver.
While we would have done gymnastics to get behind the wheel of the Viper and actually hear the thunder and feel the speed, we were quite content to just linger, multiple cameras in hand, in and around the concept under the scrutiny of its charismatic but cautious handlers who had handed over the exclusive press pass like they were passing on a sacred pungi.
Read on to have an intimate look at the 2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition.