srt® Viper gts-r

AMERICAN RACER BUILT FOR WORLD DOMINANCE

Racing is in our blood and a major part of our DNA. At Street and Racing Technology we have a deep heritage in motorsports and strive to build on that each and every time we take to the track. While contending for wins is always the main goal, showcasing the SRT® Viper on the race track — its true home — is just as important. Everything that we learned during the development of the 2013 SRT Viper was applied when designing the SRT Viper GTS-R race car. Knowledge currently gleaned from the SRT Viper GTS-R at the race track will subsequently play a role in future development of the production model of the SRT Viper.

SRT Viper GTS-R - SRT Los Angeles
SRT Viper GTS-R - SRT Los Angeles
SRT Viper GTS-R - SRT Los Angeles
SRT Viper GTS-R - SRT Los Angeles

WHY WE RACE?

Racing is in our blood and a major part of our DNA. At Street and Racing Technology we have a deep heritage in motorsports and strive to build on that each and every time we take to the track. While contending for wins is always the main goal, showcasing the SRT® Viper on the race track — its true home — is just as important. Everything that we learned during the development of the 2013 SRT Viper was applied when designing the SRT Viper GTS-R race car. Knowledge currently gleaned from the SRT Viper GTS-R at the race track will subsequently play a role in future development of the production model of the SRT Viper.

The first SRT® Viper GTS-R hit the track in 1996 during the Rolex 24 at the famed Daytona International Speedway in Florida. That same year three Vipers competed in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, with all three finishing the race, including one that was among the top-10 overall in the final rundown.

SRT Viper GTS-R - SRT Los Angeles
SRT Viper GTS-R - SRT Los Angeles

Making its first trip to Victory Lane in 1997, the Viper GTS-R won an FIA GT event at Hockenheim in Germany, en route to claiming both the Driver and Manufacturer championships in the series. This would begin a string of three consecutive FIA GT titles and five overall international GT titles for Team Viper. The Viper GTS-R scored its first class win at Le Mans in 1998 and would claim victory in GT2 for three straight years, running 1-2 in each of those events.

Stateside, Team Viper Won the ALMS GTS class manufacturer and driver championship in 2000, the last full year the GTS-R competed with the series prior to this year. That same year, the Viper GTS-R became the first production-based American car to capture the overall win at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

SRT Viper GTS-R - SRT Los Angeles

The GTS-R returned to full-time sports car racing competition in 2013, with the former American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The No. 91 of Dominik Farnbacher and Marc Goossens were victorious at Road America, returning to Victory Lane for the first time in well over a decade. Between the No. 91 and No. 93, the team picked up a total of five podium finishes in ALMS competition. A return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans also highlighted the 2013 campaign.

Viper owners and enthusiasts are racers pure and simple and being at the race track provides us the perfect way to interact with them and share in their passion for the car and the brand. The SRT Viper GTS-R is a world-class race car that has built a legacy by competing in world-class events and if you ask us, there is no better way to prove your mettle. Look for that legacy to continue to grow as we open a new chapter in our on-going racing journey.