Viper Stripes. I had them on a MINI, but they seem kitsch next to the ones on SRT’s Viper GTS Launch Edition Model, due to make its first official appearance at the renowned automotive events in Monterey, California this weekend.

Finished in classic GTS Blue with dual full-length white stripes over the supercar’s bonnet, roof and boot, the SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition introduced a multitude of special features including the ‘Stryker’ bonnet badge with its exclusive blue background, limited edition plaque displaying the car’s unique build number and a special ‘Stryker’ badge on the steering wheel.

This limited first run of the SRT Viper GTS is designed to evokes memories of previous Viper Coupe launches in 1996 and 2006, which all featured the symbolic GTS Blue paint and dual Bright White stripes.

The Viper returns later this year with two new models – SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS – both powered by an all-aluminium, 8.4-litre V-10 engine delivering 631bhp and 600lb-ft of torque.

The new Stryker logo was selected by owners who attended the 2010 Viper Owners Invitational event in Salt Lake City. Stryker marks the first new emblem for the Viper since 2003, and the third incarnation of the Viper logo, following the appropriately named “Sneaky Pete” and “Fang.”

If you’re in Monterey this weekend, you can catch a sneak peek of the new GTS supercar between 10am and 4pm Friday, August 17th, at the Quail Lodge as part of “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” event.

Then on Saturday, August 18th, and Sunday, August 19th, the SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition will be displayed on the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.