Dodge Viper GTS-R
Team Viper engineers managed to squeeze out 700 hp from a normally 450 hp second generation 8.0 L V10 engine using production engine components such as the block, cylinder heads, and crankshaft. British sportscar manufacturer Reynard Motorsport's Special Projects Division took it up a notch by re-engineering the car from the ground up, replacing the heavy tubular steel and fibreglass structure with lightweight carbon fibre components.
To prove its mettle, the Dodge Viper GTS-R made its competition debut in the 24 Hours of Daytona with Canaska Racing in 1996 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans the following year, with a GTS-R making it into the top 10 in its first ever run at the event. Thereafter, Team Viper, switched services to Oreca, switched to the GT2 class and swept all 5 titles in the FIA GT Championship that followed from 1997 to 2002, with customer Vipers being the most competitive in the series.
Team Viper returned to Le Mans in 1998 to set new track records in practice and earned a landmark victory, being the first American car to win at Le Mans in three decades and the first ever production-based American car to do so. To commemorate this feat, 100 street versions of the Viper GTS-R were produced, rated at 460 hp (343 kW) and 500 ft·lbf (67 N·m) of torque.
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