Chrysler has confirmed that the Viper GTS-R will make its first appearance and burn the road in the American Le Mans Series, which will be organized at Mid-Ohio on August 4.
The Dodge Viper has an amazing racing history, which is something Chrysler always wanted to carry it with the 2013 SRT Viper. Viper GTS-R is specifically built to lead the racing track.
Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of Chrysler group, said that he is very much excited to return to the world-class event in the American Le Mans Series, where he will introduce the company’s supercar.
The Viper and Audi R18 etron will be on the same track, but because of the class rules it will not compete with each other. The Viper will be challenging to other racers including its longtime rival Chevrolet’s Corvette.
According to ALMS rules, the Viper GTS-R should also be tailored accordingly. That means, the company have to be honest in a sense, that the racing Viper should not be more powerful than the street Viper.
“The decision to make our debut at Mid-Ohio is a result of the progress made with our testing program,” said Gary Johnson, Road Racing Manager – SRT Motorsports. “Each test has met and more often exceeded our expectations, so we’ll see how things go at Mid-Ohio and then make a decision about the rest of the 2012 season.”
SRT Motorsports will be rolling out two similar 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R on the racing track at Mid-Ohio. Its competitors include Aston Martin Vantage, Lotus Evora, Ferrari F458 Italia, Corvette C6.R, Porsche 911 GT3 PSR, and BMW M3 GT.
Undoubtedly, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R has a potential to prove itself. The company has certainly shown its commitment to making the new Viper a serious performance car to revamp its history.