In the world of high-performance sports cars, few names command as much respect as the Dodge Viper. The 1998 Dodge Viper GTS GT2 Championship Edition, now available for bidding on BringATrailer.com, stands as a testament to both the Viper’s racing pedigree and its raw, unbridled power. This particular model, #63 of only 100 GT2 Championship Edition coupes ever built, is a living testament to Chrysler’s triumphant victory in the 1997 FIA GT2 Championship and a class win at the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Nestled within its sculpted frame lies an awe-inspiring 8.0-liter (488 cubic-inch) VIPER V10 engine, producing a formidable 460 horsepower and an earth-shaking 500 lb.-ft. of torque, all harnessed by a precise 6-speed manual transmission. The symphony of power is delivered to the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential, ensuring an exhilarating driving experience.
Finished in a striking Stone White Clearcoat adorned with iconic blue racing stripes, the exterior of this Viper exudes an aura of speed and dominance. The GT2 Championship Edition adds a factory aero package, including a front splitter, ground-effect side skirts, and an imposing fixed rear wing. Projector-style headlights, fog lights, and dual center-exit exhaust outlets complete the aggressive yet purposeful look.
Equipped with 18-inch BBS alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot SX tires, the Viper offers impeccable road-holding capability. Viper-branded black calipers grip ventilated discs at all four corners, ensuring precise and confident stopping power.
Inside, the cabin is a symphony of black and blue leather, enveloping the occupants in luxury and performance. The dashboard, center console, and door panels are color-coordinated to create a seamless visual experience. Red Oreca racing harnesses not only provide safety but also add a splash of vibrant contrast. Modern amenities include air conditioning, adjustable pedals, power windows, and an Alpine CD stereo system.
A special plaque proudly declares this Viper as chassis #63 of the revered Championship Edition series. The leather-wrapped steering wheel frames a 200-mph speedometer and a tachometer with a 6k-rpm redline, underscoring its track-oriented lineage.
Originally destined for the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan, this exceptional Viper remained in the state before finding its way to the current seller in 2021. Now residing in Canada, it has seen just 2,300 miles, a testament to its collector-status care and treatment.
With its illustrious racing heritage, awe-inspiring performance, and limited production status, the 1998 Dodge Viper GTS GT2 Championship Edition is not just a car; it’s an automotive legend. This remarkable specimen, now available for auction on BringATrailer.com, is a rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive history. Don’t miss your chance to seize the reins of this roaring beast before it finds its next custodian. The bidding ends today, Tuesday, September 12, at 5:38 p.m. EDT. Place your bids and become part of the legacy.
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