1998 dodge viper gts r




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  • Dodge Viper GTS-R. Using such production engine components as the block, cylinder heads, and crankshaft, Team Viper engineers were able to extract hp.

    Auction Lot F, Monterey, CA No. 30 of produced in actual miles. Built to commemorate Viper's FIA GT2 World Championship, the.

    FACT! During the Second World War, Dodge produced heavy jeeps and aircraft engines. One of these Dodge WC (Weapon Carrier) jeeps was delivered to the USSR, where he was nicknamed the 750-kg "Dodge Three-Quarters" load capacity. In total, more than 25,000 such cars were delivered to the Lend-Lease in the USSR, where they acquired the glory of an indestructible car.

    Dodge Viper GTS-R coupe. Written by John L. Stein. Courtesy of Bonhams. Well-preserved second-generation Viper; One of GTS-R.

    1998 dodge viper gts r

    1998 dodge viper gts r

    The unique black and blue leather-trimmed interior features a dash plaque with the vehicle identification number. Canaska Southwind concluded the season by finishing second in class at Mosport and sixth overall. The Oreca team would strengthen their dominance in FIA GT in , as the team managed to win all but one event in the ten race schedule. However at the same time, Vipers would make their final appearance at Le Mans , with Larbre finishing fourth in their class.

    1998 dodge viper gts r

    1998 dodge viper gts r

    1998 dodge viper gts r

    1998 dodge viper gts r

    1998 dodge viper gts r

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    Officially unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours , it has won numerous championships and famous events in its history. Some chassis are still in use today. Although its V10 engine was powerful, the car was not adapted to racing and teams lacked the funding to build a car that could compete with factory efforts.

    One key issue was the fact that the Viper was a roadster, therefore lacking the rigidity that a coupe bodystyle would have. However, following the sales success of the first generation Viper, Dodge began redesigning the car in , upgrading the roadster while at the same time adding a new coupe, known as the Viper GTS. Although the first generation Vipers had sold well, Dodge wished to showcase the potential capabilities of the new car, mostly in the realm of handling.

    1998 dodge viper gts r

    At the same time, Dodge also hoped to increase sales in Europe where importation of the Viper had struggled. Dodge's parent, Chrysler , therefore approved the development of a racing program centering on the Viper GTS which was still in development at the time. This co-development would allow for elements of the racing car to be adapted to the road car, and vice versa, for each car's mutual improvement. Chrysler believed that in order to adapt their car not only for North American but also European circuits, they would require outside assistance.

    An agreement was made with the French racing and engineering firm Oreca , who had many years of experience in sports car racing as well as assistance in the Mazda B 's win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Oreca would construct and maintain the racing cars in their shops, as well as run Chrysler's official factory teams in Europe.

    1998 dodge viper gts r

    Although Oreca would construct the cars, key elements would come from British engineering firm Reynard Motorsport. This would mainly consist of the construction of the car's basic chassis and other integral parts before they were shipped to Oreca for assembly. As for the Viper's engine, it was ideally suited for competition at the time due to limits of cc being just beyond the Viper's Modifications were therefore light for the T6 V10, with concentration on redesigned intakes for horsepower and reinforcements for endurance.

    In terms of design much of the bodywork of the Viper GTS was retained on the race car. Mandatory elements such as a rear wing, rear diffuser, and front splitter were added for aerodynamics, while initial cars had their fog lights covered over before being put back for increased visibility at night.

    To aid in lighting, optional lights were able to be placed in square notches above the grill. The exhaust would also be routed out the side of the car, just under the doors, about halfway between the front and rear wheel wells. Vents were also added to the hood for cooling the engine, while intakes were placed on the roof and rear fenders. Although some would be used by the factory teams, most would be sold directly to customers for use in whatever series would allow them.

    1998 dodge viper gts r

    Although the production cars have mostly been known as Dodge Vipers, the Dodge brand did not sell the Viper in Europe. This naming difference therefore depends on location and region. The cars themselves actually carried no badging for either Chrysler or Dodge, with only the Viper GTS-R name appearing on the side of the bonnet. In order to meet requirements laid out in the rules of certain racing series that the Viper GTS-Rs planned to run, road cars similar to the race cars would have to be sold to the public.

    Chrysler commissioned the construction of road cars in that would use elements of the race car. Replicas of the BBS racing wheels would also be used. All cars would feature white paint schemes with dual blue stripes, identical to the scheme used by Oreca. However, the team would improve with a twelfth place finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Both teams appeared at the Le Mans with two entries each. Three of those four cars managed to finish with Canaska Southwind earning the best result in tenth place.

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