Fabled tuner Hurst has released the first photos of their limited-run Hurst Viper and it's gold, badass and up for sale at the next Barrett-Jackson auction.

Following on the heels of the Hurst Hemi Challenger, this new Viper will get a visual enhancement consisting of new aluminum wheels and the company's famous gold stripes on the outside and lots of leather on the inside. Performance upgrades appear to be limited to a revised suspension and a Corsa exhaust.

The first of 50 Hurst Vipers, in stunning gold-on-black, will be up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction with the proceeds going to benefit Victory Junction, a camping ground for kids with serious illnesses. We suspect it's appropriate given how sick the Viper is.

Hurst releases first photos of the Hurst/Viper

Irvine, Calif. (January 9th, 2008) - Hurst Performance Vehicles today releases photos of the 50th Anniversary Hurst/Viper. This very special Viper is SERIAL #01 of only 50 to be built by the legendary Hurst Performance Vehicle Group. It features unique flat gold paint with gloss black stripes and black chrome Hurst wheels and detailing. This vehicle will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on January 17th, 2009 with the proceeds donated to Victory Junction, a year-round camping facility for children for chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.

The production Hurst/Viper vehicles will feature the new Hurst HARD-DRIVE® gold anodized pistol-grip shifter, Hurst 19" and 20" polished aluminum wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires, Corsa exhaust and Moton Club Sport adjustable coil-over suspension with Eibach springs. The interior features a special Katzkin charcoal leather with Hurst embroidered logos, gold thread detailing and perforated leather inserts. In honor of the Golden Anniversary the vehicle will be available exclusively in Hurst's legendary color combinations of Black with Gold stripes and White with Gold stripes. HURST/Vipers are available for individual order though Hurst Performance Vehicles and Woodhouse Dodge.

[Source: Hurst]