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The Dodge Viper may have been around now for over 20 years, but as far as racing achievements go, 2000 was its finest season. That's when it won the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the GTS class trophy at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and its second consecutive title in the American Le Mans Series.

Since then, SRT Motorsports hasn't quite had the same success, withdrawing from Le Mans this year and shedding the Dodge name and its emblematic red and white livery for the SRT badge and a silver snakeskin theme. But now that the Viper is back under the Dodge banner, so too is the racing team returning to its classic livery.

Starting from the six-hour race at Watkins Glen next week, both the No. 91 and No. 93 Viper GTS-Rs will wear the red base color with twin white racing stripes that its more accomplished forebears wore on circuits around the world. And with it, maybe the Viper will return once again to the winner's circle at home and abroad.
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SRT Motorsports Vipers Shed Skin for Classic Look
New Livery for Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs Debuts at Watkins Glen International

June 19, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports is honoring the Dodge Viper's racing heritage by molting its 'skin' and returning to the Viper's classic red and white livery, beginning at the upcoming Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen race weekend, June 27-29, at New York's Watkins Glen International circuit.

The SRT Motorsports Viper entries – the No. 91 and No. 93 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs – will compete in 'Viper Red' and 'Race White' for the duration of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. The classic colors are the same worn by Dodge Viper entries that took the overall victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2000, a GTS class win in the 2000 24 Hours of Le Mans, and American Le Mans Series championships in 1999 and 2000.

"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," said 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."

In addition to the new livery, the team is carrying a special 100th anniversary logo on both IMSA TUDOR Vipers.

The classic-colored Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R will first take to the track on Friday, June 27, for the initial practice for the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen race weekend. The third endurance race of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR season, part of the North American Endurance Cup (NAEC), will take place at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, June 29, starting at 11:15 a.m. EDT.

About SRT Motorsports
SRT Motorsports has partnered with Riley Technologies, based in Mooresville, N.C., on the design and build of the Dodge Viper GTS-R race cars. Two identical Viper GTS-Rs compete in the production-based GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, where the various GTLM class entrants share many styling similarities to their showroom brands.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      Good, the Viper belongs in Le Mans. That thing is a race car through and through.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm glad to see the Viper racing again. And it's a Dodge again? Or is just the racing team Dodge Racing or something? Chrysler creating two new brands (Ram and SRT) has been confusing and dumb. I'd love to see them start walking back and making some sense.
        • 1 Year Ago
        They have made SRT back into a sub-brand of Dodge (Caddy's V, BMW's M, Mercedes' AMG, etc..). So it is again a Dodge Viper, not an SRT Viper. I think they are phasing it out of being a standalone brand
      • 1 Year Ago
      She's got nice curves.
      Bill Burke
      • 1 Year Ago
      I never was comfortable with SRT being spun off as a separate division of the Chrysler Group. Everyone I know still called it a "Dodge Viper" and, after all is said and done, Dodge IS the performance brand at Chrysler and Viper is it's true "halo" car. The SRT designation should stand for something more than a modest performance enhanced model or, heaven help us, a mere model designation. I believe that only Challenger, Charger, Grand Cherokee and a turbo, AWD Dart should get SRT models and they had better be special... indeed. The 2015 Challenger SRT and SRT Hellcat really fit that bill. Anything less should be an R/T model that in it's own right offers some real performance enhanced DNA. To do less hurts SRT, R/T and Dodge. No R/T minivans and crossovers please. Dodge is where Viper belongs. Good move to admit a mistake and set things right again.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks a lot better than the old livery. I wish they were more competitive in GTLM and also Le Mans. Although I root for BMW, there's nothing like some fierce competition.