New Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R Livery to Debut This Month
Chrysler Group today announced that a new Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R livery will be debuting at Watkins Glen International circuit in New York for the upcoming Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, which will be held the weekend of June 27 – 29. The all-new livery will actually be paying homage to the Dodge Viper’s racing heritage, in that it will be returning to the classic red and white colors.
The “Viper Red” and “Race White” will remain on both SRT Motorsports Viper entries, the No. 91 and No. 93 Viper SRT GTS-Rs, throughout the entire 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. The very colors of the new Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R livery are the colors that were sported during the overall Dodge Viper victory in 2000 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, as well as the GTS class win in the 2000 24 Hours of Le Mans and the American Le Mans Series championships in 1999 and 2000.
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“We are honoring the racing history of the Dodge Viper by returning to its classic colors as we are in the midst of celebrating the Dodge brand’s 100th anniversary and 100 years of American performance,” explained Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of SRT Motorsports and Senior Vice President of Product Design for Chrysler Group LLC. “The new livery not only brings back this classic look but also enables us to continue to connect our Viper racing program to its spirited racing heritage.”
Look out for the Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R in its classic colors on Friday, June 27, during the first practice for the Six Hours of the Glen race weekend. The race will begin on Sunday, June 29, at 11:15am EDT.