The second-generation Dodge Viper (SR II) debuted in 1996 with a GTS coupe variant made available later in the year. Referred to by some as the “double bubble,” the roof featured raised sections to accommodate driver and passenger helmets. Design cues drew inspiration from Peter Brock’s Shelby Cobra Daytona. The GTS was also the first comfortable variant of the Dodge Viper, fitted with air-conditioning, power windows, and locks as standard equipment.
Two thousand two marked the final year of the SR II Dodge Viper. In celebration of the outgoing design, Dodge built 360 Final Edition cars.