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Viper Racing Heritage
The Viper has enjoyed a successful racing heritage that began in 1996 with the
first Dodge Viper racing entry, the original GTS-R, which earned five
international GT championships and the 1997-1999 FIA GT championships. It also
posted an amazing overall win at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2000 - the
first for a production-based American car.
Viper finished one-two at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in GTS class in three
consecutive years - 1998-2000 - and also captured GTS class, and driver's
championships in the American Le Mans Series in 1999 along with the Series
class, manufacturer's and driver's championships in 2000.
The Dodge Viper Competition Coupe, introduced in 2003, delivered the next
chapter of that history with its coupe-shaped carbon/Kevlar body and a
track-ready chassis, based on the Dodge Viper SRT10. The Viper Competition Coupe
continued the on-track prowess by capturing the 2004 SCCA Speed World Challenge
GT title, championships in Formula D Drifting series in 2004 and 2006 and the
British GT Championship in 2007 and 2008.
In 2010, the Dodge Viper Cup Series was founded using the limited-edition Dodge
Viper ACR-X spec series cars. Now in its third year, the series has been renamed
the SRT Viper Cup Series.
Dodge SRT Viper GTS-R Race Car: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications