2000 Dodge Viper Gts R
Dodge Viper GTS-R
Victimisation such yield locomotive components as the pulley, cylinder heads, and crankshaft, Squad Viper engineers were able-bodied to selection 700 hp from the usually 450 hp irregular propagation 8.0 L V10 locomotive. The anatomy was re-engineered from the priming up by British sportscar maker Reynard Motorsport’s Extra Projects Partition below chieftain organize Paul Embrown, losing practically of the Roadcar’s gravid tube-shaped blade and fiberglass construction in favor of jackanapes c character components.
The car made its competitor unveiling in the 24 Hours of Daytona with Canaska Racing in 1996, so the 24 Hours of Le Mans, when a GTS-R ruined one-tenth boilersuit in its selfsame beginning run nimbus. The adjacent twelvemonth, Squad Viper (who now switched services to Oreca) switched to the GT2 category and proceeded to overlook, fetching fivesome titles in the FIA GT Title betwixt 1997 and 2002. Oreca switched to the epitome year in 2000, but client Vipers continued to be the virtually free-enterprise in the serial.
In 1998, Squad Viper returned to Le Mans to set new running records in recitation. When the chequered fleur-de-lis dropped on the Twenty-fourth hr of the longest day in racing, Viper GTS-R racers ruined offset and secondment in their form to suit the beginning American car to win at Le Mans in 3 decades, and the first-ever production-based American car to seemliness the victor’s roofy.
In increase to the slipstream cars, 100 street versions of the Viper GTS-R were made, which were rated at 460 hp (343 kW) and 500 ft·pound (67 N·m) of torsion.
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