Viper adds new venom to GT battle

Viper adds new venom to GT battle

The original Dodge Viper became a Le Mans legend. Now the famous snake is back at the 24 Hours to add to the story. Gary Watkins gets the inside line

The rumours were out there this time two years ago: Chrysler was eyeing a return to sportscar racing with its forthcoming new-generation Viper.

The Detroit giant played its cards close to its chest, yet the latest version of the iconic American muscle car that achieved so much in GT circles in the late 1990s and early 2000s was always headed for the racetrack. And one in particular by the name of the Circuit de la Sarthe.

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