If you dig SRT Vipers and Mopars, D’Ann Rauh could be your new hero. How can you not be envious of a car collection that totals 100 modern and classic pieces of American muscle? And if you dig Vipers, well, you better pay your respects. If there is a larger collection of Vipers in North America, we’ve never heard of it. A total of 65 Vipers resides in the Rauh collection, including a 2013 SRT Viper GTS, which D’Ann remarks is especially unique due to its redesigned front-end. But, of course, the crown jewel of the collection is the matte black 2010 Viper ACR-X. These non-street-legal track stars were built to run in the Dodge Viper Cup Series and came with a factory-designed roll cage, fuel cell, and race seat. The stripped version of the Viper ACR also sported enhanced aerodynamics, an extra 40hp (640hp total), and still holds one of the fastest lap times by any factory built car on the Nürburgring.
The most remarkable part of D’Ann Rauh’s story is that her incredible Viper collection started just seven years ago. Her husband (Wayne) had been plotting the purchase of their first Viper for some time, and finally put in an order in 2006, the first year of the third-generation SRT-10 Coupe. Though the limited edition Stone White with GTS Blue stripes color combo proved difficult to get a hold of, the Race Yellow Viper of D’Ann’s dreams fell right into their laps. Today she is faced with the difficult decision of which Viper to drive, often going through 4 or 5 in a day. Gee I feel so bad for her. And if we all weren’t green enough by this point, the video concludes with a Challenger Drag Pak burnout–no doubt yet another piece of this amazing collection. Click “Play” to check out this Viper's nest, and try not drool on the keyboard.
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