2013 SRT Viper GTR-S to compete in 24 Hours of Le Mans image

The North American based company SRT has recently announced its plans to introduce the 2013 Viper GTR-S to the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 SRT Viper GTR-S will enter the LM GTE Pro class and not one but two units of the race car will compete in the famous 24 Hours of the Nurburgring. The 2013 SRT Viper GTR-S will attempt to recreate the string of victories from the late 1990s, when the Viper was placed first and second in the GTS class for 3 consecutive years.

“Racing is truly a part of the illustrious history of Viper and a proving ground for the SRT brand. Historically the Viper GTS-R has enjoyed great success at Le Mans, so we couldn’t be more excited and proud to accept the challenge to return to France and continue composing the next chapter in the history of Viper racing at such an historic venue”, said the president and CEO of SRT, Ralph Gilles.

The 2013 SRT Viper GTR-S was developed with Riley Technologies and it’s coming with an aerodynamic body kit, a large rear wing, and some other tweaks. In the American Le Mans Series, the vehicles have to weigh at least 2,745 lbs (1,245 kg) and to produce 450 – 500 HP, with a top speed limited at 180 mph (290 km/h).