The SRT Viper GTS-R took the gold in the American Le Mans Series at Wisconsin’s Road America just before it returned to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the success of America’s favorite racecar, the SRT Performance team has decided to share their pride with the public. While the racecar itself would be illegal on the streets, they’ve done everything they can to make their streetcar more track-like by crafting its looks, performance, and abilities to be as close to its racing sibling as possible.
The first thing to notice about the 2014 SRT Viper GTS is that it has been covered with the GTS-R colors. Buyers can choose from Billet Silver, the GTS-R’s most recognized color, or the No. 91 ALMS racecar’s dark blue. One other racing color offered is a matte black finish, which is available with the Anodized Carbon Special Edition package. No matter what the color choice, the owner of this snake will surely feel as though they’re headed to the American Le Mans racetrack every time they approach their driveway.
With an understanding that many of their customers are not completely familiar with the SRT Viper, or any monster with an 8.4-Liter V10 powerhouse for that matter, they’ve created a new stability and traction control system to help subdue the 640 hp snap. This system includes all the driving modes we saw last year, but now with an added “Rain Mode.”
Every SRT Viper enthusiast will surely take this opportunity to get the new SRT Viper GTS so that they may legally enjoy the closest thing to an SRT racecar on the street, without getting pulled over.
Rain Mode is a traction and stability system that maintains traction between the SRT Viper’s Pirelli P Zero tires and the asphalt in the rain, as any traction control should. But with this system, the driver is still given the Viper racing feel around every corner and turn on wet surfaces, only now without the whiplash of the bite. SRT Performance tested and calibrated this mode on dry roads as well as wet so that SRT Viper newcomers have the chance to learn how to use this mode at any time before taking on the full sting.
With this new setting added, the driver also has the option of five different settings for their traction and stability control: Off, Rain Mode, On, Sport Mode and Track Mode. Every SRT Viper enthusiast will surely take this opportunity to get the new SRT Viper GTS so that they may legally enjoy the closest thing to an SRT racecar on the street, without getting pulled over.
You’ll be able to buy this American legend from any SRT Performance dealer near you.