Built in conjunction with Riley Motorsports, the North Carolina shop behind the Daytona-class endurance racers, the GT3-R features many of the suspension, aerodynamics and other engineering tricks Chrysler gathered from its GTS-R racing program. For a starting price of $450,000, teams get a six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shift, race-quality brakes and a multi-disc clutch. While the race Viper has done well in its second season on the track in American GT racing, it's the first time a factory-backed Viper has come to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a decade, and simply finishing the race would be an accomplishment. The previous GTS-R took a couple of years before it became an all-conquering force, but the GT3-R looks like as close as a race team can come to buying a rocket with a single check.
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