A Brief History of the Viper at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Viper GTS-R made its first appearance at Le Mans back in 1996. Running in the GT1 class, it completed all 24 hours of the race and finished eighth in class and 10th overall. Viper returned in 1997 in the GT2 class. This time it didn’t go so well. Two Vipers crashed and the other two did not finish. But when the Viper team returned again in 1998, they won the GT2 class. And in 1999 they won the GTS class–and also took second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth in class. They won the GTS class again in 2000, which was their last appearance until their return this weekend. More at DriveSRT.com


SRT Viper Ready for 24 Hours of Le Mans This Weekened

It’s been over ten years since a Viper ran at Le Mans, but SRT is returning for the 90th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend! A lot has changed since Vipers won the GTS class three consecutive times, from 1998 to 2000, but SRT feels they are ready, with two identically prepared Viper GTS-Rs. The No. 91 Viper has already had three top-five finishes in the ALMS series, including a third place at Long Beach. More pics after the jump! Via Autoweek


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