2013 SRT Viper GTS-R makes its racing debut [Video]
SRT has announced that on Aug 4, 2012, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R will make its racing debut at the Mid-Ohio racing circuit. The car made its official public unveiling at the New York Auto Show in April and we’ve seen test sessions of the race-ready supercar for the last three month’s. Now it’s finally time for the GTS-R to see what it can do in competition in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).
The two GTS-R race cars that will hit the track next month will be made race ready with the help of Riley Technologies of Mooresville, North Carolina. The last time the Viper competed in the ALMS GT class was back in 2000 when the car won both the manufacturer’s and driver’s championships.
"We're thrilled to return to the world-class competition in the American Le Mans Series with our flagship American supercar," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. "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."
To get ready for the upcoming race, the 2013 Viper GTS-R has completed three test sessions in the last three month’s. The supercar has been at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, Virginia International Raceway, and also at Mid-Ohio on July 3,4. The car was put through its paces as over 30 team members were on-hand gathering race data.