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Viper Slithers Back to its Red & White Roots

SRT Motorsports honors its racing heritage

August 12, 2014

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The Dodge Viper GTS-R race cars debuted a heritage red-and-white livery for the IMSA United SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen International raceway in New York. The No. 91 and No. 93 racing Vipers will use the color scheme for the remainder of the season.

There are over 3,000 species of snakes in the world and there is at least one type of snake living on every continent except Antarctica,  according to Live Science.com.

Like its cold-blooded cousins, the Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs is shedding its familiar blue and silver skin, returning instead to its classic red and white livery colors that honor its racing heritage.

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    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

  • The Dodge Viper GTS-R race cars travel to Watkins Glen International for the next race in the 2014 IMSA United SportsCar Championship wearing new colors -- with a nod to history.

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    The Dodge Viper GTS-R race cars scored second- and third-place finishes Sunday at the six-hour IMSA United SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen International.

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    The Dodge Viper GTS-R race cars debuted a heritage red-and-white livery for the IMSA United SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen International raceway in New York. The No. 91 and No. 93 racing

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    The Dodge Viper GTS-R race cars debuted a heritage red-and-white livery for the IMSA United SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen International raceway in New York. The No. 91 and No. 93 racing

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    The Dodge Viper GTS-R race cars debuted a heritage red-and-white livery. The No. 91 and No. 93 racing Vipers will use the color scheme for the remainder of the season.

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    The No. 93 Dodge Viper GTS-R, driven by Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer, finished third in the GTLM class at Watkins Glen International on Sunday for the IMSA United SportsCar Championship.

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    The Dodge Viper GTS-R race cars debuted a heritage red-and-white livery for the IMSA United SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen International raceway in New York.

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    The No. 91 Dodge Viper GTS-R race car gets service during the six-hour IMSA United SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday.

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    The Dodge Viper GTS-R race cars pitted at the same time late during the six-hour IMSA United SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday. The No. 91 car finished second and the

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    The Dodge Viper GTS-R race cars debuted a heritage red-and-white livery for the IMSA United SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen International raceway in New York.

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    Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer, drivers of the No. 93 Dodge Viper GTS-R, celebrate a third-place finish in the GTLM class at Watkins Glen International for the IMSA United SportsCar Championship.

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    The No. 91 Dodge Viper GTS-R on the track at Watkins Glen International during the six-hour IMSA United SportsCar Championship race on Sunday. Drivers Marc Goossens and Dominik Farnbacher finished sec

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    The No. 91 Dodge Viper GTS-R finished second in the GTLM class at Watkins Glen International on Sunday.

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    The Dodge Viper GTS-R race cars debuted a heritage red-and-white livery for the IMSA United SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen International raceway in New York. The No. 91 and No. 93 racing

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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,” Ralph Gilles, President and CEO—SRT Motorsports and Senior Vice President of Product Design, said. “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 Dodge 100th anniversary logo on both IMSA Tudor Vipers.

You still have a chance to catch the snake in action, the SRT Motorsports Vipers are set for a title run at  Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Petit Le Mans is a grueling 10-hour marathon for drivers, crew and equipment set for Saturday, October 4, and serves as the final round of both the TUDOR United Sports Championship and the four-race Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.

Want to learn more about the Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs? Check out the driveSRT.com for the latest highlights.