DETROIT, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) has selected Fiat Chrysler's 2015 Dodge Viper SRT as its "Collectible Vehicle of the Future" for 2016.
Members of the NAHC Board of Trustees annually choose the "Collectible Vehicle of the Future" from North American-built vehicles introduced during the previous calendar year. The sixth generation of the iconic sports car was selected from new vehicles introduced in 2015.
This year's award was presented by Richard Kollins, chairman of the NAHC board and Chuck Patton, a board member.
The Viper has won the NAHC award four times since 2003. The NAHC honored the Chrysler Viper in 2003, the Dodge Viper in 2007 and the SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Viper in 2013.
The NAHC Board of Trustees provides funding to the NAHC which is a special collection of the Detroit Public Library. With more than 600,000 documents, it is the world's most extensive public archive of automotive information.
About the Viper
The sixth generation of the iconic American-built supercar returned in 2015 with the Dodge Viper SRT as the brand's flagship performance machine. Powered by an all-aluminum 8.4-liter mid-front V10 engine, the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT delivers 645 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world. The unique "cam-within-a-cam" design allows a cleaner exhaust, improved fuel economy and better engine smoothness.
Two models of the iconic supercar -- Dodge Viper SRT and Dodge Viper GTS -- are hand-built at FCA's Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit – the Viper's home since 1995.
About the NAHC
Located in the Detroit Public Library's Rose and Robert Skillman Branch at 121 Gratiot Avenue in downtown Detroit, the NAHC is open to the public by invitation and serves automotive journalists, authors, collectors and enthusiasts. Its collections include more than 600,000 items including books, magazine documents, business papers, photos, sales brochures, service manuals and engineering specifications.
More than 40,000 photos from the NAHC are available online. Access to historical photos is available on the library's website at: http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/
More information about the NAHC is available at: http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/branch/national-automotive-history-collection
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SOURCE National Automotive History Collection