The Viper GTS-R continues its march to a motorsports debut later this year in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series. Following its surprise debut alongside the new production SRT Viper at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the GTS-R underwent its first on-track test at Carolina Motorsports Park earlier this month. This time, however, the SRT crew took the GTS-R to Virginia International Raceway, an important track because it's actually on the ALMS schedule.

In fact, while we don't know the exact race at which the GTS-R will makes its competitive debut, we have been told it will race before the end of the 2012 season. The race at VIR occurs on September 15 and is the second-to-last race of the season, so the SRT Motorsports team could be getting some precious practice time in on the track at which they intend to unleash the new Viper GTS-R. All we know is that we're glad they brought their Go Pros along.

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      A thundering V10 and dog-cut sequential manual is how the apocalypse will sound. You'll hear a sonorous whine off in the distance, a rev-matched downshift, popping exhaust and then, BOOM, you're dead.
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      I'm just wondering how much they had to choke that (already reduced capacity) 8L V10 in order to stay competitive and legal. It probably maxes power under 5000 rpm, but the low end torque of this monster would be amazing, especially among competition roughly half the displacement. 500hp, 700lbft? I can only wonder what a racing Viper engine could do uncorked. The rest of the car is, of course, spectacular to behold.
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      Shahul X
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      Greatest track I think in the USA :) love that new viper
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      oh yeah, this is a beast.
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      Street King
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      SRT has been making A LOT of money and this is basically all the Viper marketing they are doing so expect a better effort than you've ever seen from them before in this racing series / GTS-R.
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      Can't wait for this car to start competing. I'm a diehard M3 GT fan but the new viper is pretty badass and I'm glad to see it competing in ALMS.
      Bruce Reeves
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      Nice the sounds cool! (he's a little faster than myself around VIR - just a bit!)
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      AutoBlog I am shocked and appalled! Displaying such graphic....filth! There could be children on your sight, and you degenerates put such vulgar pornography on your site where anyone can see! Oh wait, that's the new Viper on a hot lap...
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