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Dodge Viper’s Domination of ALMS Racing Series

April 17th, 2012

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In American Le Mans Series (ALMS) auto racing, the Dodge Viper has a storied history. Fielding factory-supported teams in 1999 and 2000, Oreca Racing won 12 consecutive races in the modified factory production GTS class, and 16 out of 18. The Viper outran Porsche 911s, BMW M3s and Chevy Corvettes, as well as many of the much-more-powerful GT1 and GT2 prototype classes of dedicated Le Mans racing cars.

Things fell off for the Viper after Dodge stopped providing factory support, leaving everything up to privateers. Now the Viper roars back into Le Mans racing with the new 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R (shown above), which just debuted alongside the new Viper production car at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

Watch this official ALMS short and sweet documentary for an intriguing look at the history of Viper racing. Will the newest Viper GTS-R bring a return to the glory days?

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