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 |  Jan 11 2013, 1:02 PM

The new 2013 Viper from SRT marks the return of the snake after a two-year hiatus, and the very first production Viper rolled off the assembly line on December 5, 2013 at the brand’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant.

The 400,000 square-foot facility was idled back in 2010 and has spent the last year being re-tooled and upgraded to accommodate the 2013 Viper production line. The first Viper that rolled off the line, with VIN#001, was presented to owner Scott Thomas who purchased the car at a Barrett-Jackson auction for $300,000 last June.

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Also announced at the ceremony celebrating the Viper was the dedication of the final line to Dan Knott, former Chrysler group senior vice president, who died in 2012. A special plaque has been placed in the facility commemorating Knott.

The Viper comes with a mid-front 8.4-liter V-10 engine that delivers 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque, and retails for $97,395.

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