2017 Chrysler Viper GTS-R is also known as the 2017 Dodge Viper GTS-R, is a successful racing variant of the Dodge Viper developed in cooperation with Chrysler in North America, Oreca France, and Reynard Motorsport of the United Kingdom. Officially unveiled at the 1995 Pebble Beach Concours, has won numerous championships and famous events in its history. Some chassis is still in use today.
In the early 1990s, the 1st-generation Dodge Dodge Viper RT changed by racing teams for use in 2017 Dodge GT racing in North America and Europe without much success. Although its V10 engine was powerful, the car is racing and teams adjusted the funds to a car that was built to compete with the factory efforts. One key issue was the fact that the Viper was a roadster, not the rigidity that would have a coupe body style. But due to the sales success of the first generation Viper, Dodge began redesigning the car in 1995, the upgrading of the roadster, while at the same time adding a new coupe, known as the 2017 Dodge Viper GTS.
While the 1st generation Vipers have sold well, Dodge wanted to showcase the potential capacities of the new car, mostly in the realm of management. At the same time, Dodge also hopes that the introduction of the Viper sales in Europe increased difficulty. Dodge parent Chrysler, so center the development of a racing program on the Viper GTS, which was still in development at the time. This joint development will allow for elements of the racing car must be adapted to the road car, and vice versa, for mutual improvement every car.
2017 Dodge Viper GTS-R Replacement
The Dodge, official end their factory backed racing program in 2001, as well as the redesign of the Viper in 2003, the first generation GTS-R is retired. However, Dodge persists in motorsport competition by a background of striving another kind of racing. Unlike before, there would be no factory team. This racing vehicle, known as Dodge Viper Competition Coupes will be sold to customers who have ready-made rail cars would. Because they have complied with the FIA GT3 regulations, vehicles prevented exhibit the same level of extreme performance typical of the previous Viper GTS-R, which ran in GT1. In this case, Oreca ran the Viper Competition Coupe program, building the cars for Dodge.
Efforts should be made by Oreca and private Racing Box and Woodhouse Performance for Viper Competition Coupes change to the faster GT2 class. Although it had not received official support from Dodge expressed their interest in exploring the idea. Coinciding with the release of the fifth generation Viper road car in 2012, Chrysler returned to motorsport competition under the SRT Motorsport banner in the American Lemans Series with the SRT Viper GTS-R race car. After winning the GTLM Class of Tudor United Sportscar Championship in 2014, the factory support ended again. Still, private racing teams still compete with the 2013 release of the Dodge Viper SRT GT3 R that FIA GT3 homologated as GT3-036.