Viper GT3-R Brings Le Mans Spec Racer to the Masses

Viper GT3-R Brings Le Mans Spec Racer to the Masses

For those interested in more than shredding tires against asphalt out on the public roads, Chrysler’s SRT performance division has launched a Le Mans-grade spec race car to the masses… for $459,000.

The Viper GT3-R comes from a collaboration between Riley Technologies in Mooresville, N.C. and SRT Motorsports, and uses the same V10 engine found under the hood of the street-going Viper, which in this application makes an estimated 680 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque.

Dry weight for the car is pegged at 2,855 lbs, and top speed comes in at around 200 mph depending on the configuration of the car. For comparison, the Viper GTS with SRT track package has a dry weight of 3,220 lbs.

Viper GT3-Rs are all directly based off of the cars that SRT runs in the LM GTE Pro Class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the American Le Mans Series. That means that every one is fitted with a Riley-built fully-caged chassis, a new lightweight aerodynamics package, Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters, six-piston front brake calipers with four-piston rears, lightweight wheels and a multi-disc race clutch.

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There are a few options that can be chosen when ordering a GT3-R. Buyers can opt for a night race kit, cabin air conditioning, ABS, a spare parts package, data system upgrades, race series-specific packages and even a spare parts package.

The order books are now open for the GT3-R, with deliveries starting in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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