SRT and Dodge Viper: The Record Setting Snake
The Viper burst onto the scene unexpectedly in January 1992, energizing the public image of a company given up for dead by critics and many customers. The Viper GTS-R, costing a fraction of its competitors, had won a class victory at LeMans, four FIA championships, and the American LeMans championship by 2000, when Team ORECA won the 24 Hours of Daytona — overall. They won a third straight LeMans class finish that year (seventh place overall) and ten races in American LeMans.
Dodge and SRT Vipers at Allpar
- Viper Prototype
- 1992 to 2002 Viper RT/10 and GTS • ACR and GT2 (1998-99)
- 2003-2007: Dodge Viper SRT-10
- 2008-2010 Dodge Vipers
- 2013 and onwards (Specs • Engine • Suspension • Design and Body)
In 2007, Viper achieved two championships on two continents. Winning the new FIA GT3 Championship in Brazil, a Viper Competition Coupe beat cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche. In England, the Viper took the British GT Championship, with Team RPM drivers finishing 81 points and six points ahead of their closest competitor. Compared with similar cars from Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche, Ascari, Lamborghini, Mosler, and Lotus, the Viper Competition Coupe was quite affordable. 2007 Competition Coupe sales totaled 25 units; from 2002 to 2007, 120 Competition Coupes were produced.