The 2000 Dodge Viper GTS-R Concept was introduced more than a decade after the original Dodge Viper roadster concept and seven years after the debut of the coupe concept. It retained the space-frame, V-10 engine, six-speed transmission, and aluminum suspension. The car featured a dry sump system and produced 500 horsepower. The body, a one-piece carbon fiber setup, was three inches lower and two inches wider than the GTS coupe. The lower hood incorporated a larger grille opening, adds integrated engine louvers, and a bigger NACA intake duct. By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2010
The GTS-R Concept car was clearly inspired by Viper's racing success. The Viper was so dominant that it had been virtually run out of racing by aggressive rule changes. This concept both foreshadowed the third generation Viper and also served to set the state for the Competition Coupe dedicated race car that was a very successful project. Today, over 12 years later, many Comp Coupes are still racing and winning against more contemporary competitors.