While the whole world is waiting with baited breath for the new Viper to be released, SRT dispatches a GTS-R – the racing version of the car – to the test track, to have a bit of exercise in preparation for its racing duty which is American Le Mans Series (ALMS). SRT will enter two Viper GTS-Rs will compete in the production-based GT class in the series this year. Both Viper GTS-Rs will race on the proven Michelin GT tires extending the successful technical partnership.
The new Viper is all set to continue the racing career of its predecessor, and it’s got some really big shoes to fill.
“Racing has been a significant part of the illustrious history of Viper not only with wins on the track, but also in the continued development of the street cars – and our new 2013 SRT Viper models are proof of those lessons learned,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – Street and Racing Technology Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “Now with our new team and the launch of the GTS-R, we’re excited and proud to begin writing more chapters in the racing history of the Viper later this summer.”