|Dodge Viper GTS-R Team Oreca '99|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2|
|Engine||8.0L Viper V10, OHV (Based on the Chrysler LA truck engine)|
|Max Power||690 HP|
|Max Torque||690.0 lb-ft|
|0-60 Mph||4.3 seconds|
|Top Speed||185 miles per hour (298 km/h)|
|Weight||1,150 kilograms (2,500 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||1.67 kg (3.7 lb) per horsepower|
Although the car doesn't show a driver number, it clearly appears to be the #51, driven by Olivier Beretta, Karl Wendlinger and Dominique Dupuy, who participated in the GTS class of the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car finished the race in 10th place overall, achieving the 1st place in its class.
This description is taken from the NTSC version of Gran Turismo 2:
The standard Viper GTS coupe is an awesome car, but it is built for street use. With the equipment required for legal and comfortable operation on the road, it's heavier and less powerful than it could be. So, when the time came to race the Viper coupe, the competition-version GTS-R had a carbon fiber body that was subtly reconfigured for improved air flow. The rear wing was not particularly subtle, but did keep the car glued to the pavement at its near-200 mph top speed. Racers never have enough power. The stock Viper's 450 BHP is hardly anemic, but careful tuning gave 650 BHP at 6000 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm in endurance-racing trim. Up to 700 BHP was possible. Some "stock-block" racing engines have few standard parts in them. The Viper GTS-R's 8.0-liter V10 used the standard block, heads, and crankshaft, among other parts. The Viper GTS-R was successful from the beginning. It finished 10th overall at its first attempt at Le Mans in 1996, running in the GT1 class. With minor changes to conform to the more production-based GT2 rules in 1997, the GTS-R found its niche. With a class win at Le Mans and both the GT2 manufacturers' and drivers' titles, it was dominant. A return in 1998 produced similar results. The leading 1999 Le Mans entry was by Team ORECA, a French organization. The cars were built in France, from parts shipped from the U.S. and with many special competition pieces. Eight were built, and all sold for racing use. Up to 750 horsepower was possible.
This car can be purchased in the special section of the Dodge dealership for 1,000,000 Credits.
- In early versions of GT2, the car was known as the Dodge Viper GTS-R Le Mans'99.
- The car's internal name is dvp8r, which suggests that the car was based on the 1998 version of the car; however both the 1998 and 1999 versions of the Oreca Viper are visually identical.