SRT VIPER GT3-R
74 2014 SRT SPECIAL
SRT didn’t want to keep its Viper racer all to itself, so it built the GT3-R. It’s a car
that offers customer teams serious performance from a cost-effective package.
ust as the first-generation Viper
became the weapon of choice for
privateer GT teams around the world, so
SRT wants its latest “Snake” to be more
than just the factory GTS-R program –
which is where the Viper GT3-R comes in.
GT3 is back-to-basics sports car racing.
It’s a GT class that puts the emphasis on
simplicity and equality of performance,
and strictly limits the modifications and
driver aids a car is allowed to race with.
As a result, it’s perfect for pro-am drivers
who still want to compete at the highest
levels of international sports car racing.
GT3 cars will race in the TUDOR United
SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona
class in 2014, and making its debut at
the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona
will be the first customer Viper GT3-R.
Based on the same production SRT
Viper chassis that North Carolina-based
Riley Technologies transformed into the
GTS-R, the GT3-R is a turn-key racer that
puts Viper performance into the hands of
customers, but without so much of the
complexity and expense that comes with
developing a GT contender. If the GTS-R,
which races in the TUDOR Championship’s
GT Le Mans class in 2014, was created for
a pros-only environment, the GT3 Viper
was built with the everyman in mind.
When the GT3-R was announced in
June 2013, it wasn’t long before two-time
Viper Cup champ Ben Keating became
its first customer, earning a prized
full-season slot in the TUDOR
The GT3-R is designed for
the private racer who has the
determination to win on an
international level, but who
desires to be competitive at
a competitive price. SRT puts
its estimated price at $459k.
Championship’s GTD category. Riley
Technologies will be responsible for
running Keating’s GT3-R, providing him
– and future customers – with a direct link
and download from Riley’s GT LM program.
“The GT3-R is definitely a Viper that’s
more affordable, and it has an air of