Thursday, July 19, 2012

2013 Viper Set to Strike at American Le Mans Series

Twin 2013 SRT Viper GTS-Rs.
Copyright © 2012 Chrysler Group LLC.

SRT Motorsports has announced that they have two identical 2013 SRT Viper GTS-Rs ready to take on the racing world. The first official race for the 2013 Viper will be on August 4, competing in the three-hour Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge. The race is part of the American Le Mans Series, a series for GT class cars—two-wheel-drive race cars slightly modified from production versions. Other cars in the series include the BMW M3 GT, Lotus Evora, Aston Martin Vantage, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Ferrari F458 Italia, and the Corvette C6.R.

According to Ralph Gilles, the CEO of SRT, “We’re thrilled to return to the world-class competition in the American Le Mans Series with our flagship American supercar. The new SRT Viper GTS-R represents a rebirth for us on the race track. It epitomizes the best of what our new SRT performance brand represents and showcases the Viper’s natural affinity for road courses. Now the time has finally come to go head-to-head with the best sports car teams from around the world.”

Results at the Ohio race will determine SRT’s participation in the 2012 season, but SRT plans to compete full time in 2013.

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