If you want to be the envy of your local race track or neighborhood for that matter, then look no further than the new SRT Viper Time Attack. The name says it all with this Viper. It’s a mean machine strategically tweaked and tuned to ensure that fellow racers are seen through the rear-view-mirror at the track. The SRT Viper Time Attack (TA) was developed from the competitive spirit of Ralph Gilles who serves as President and CEO of SRT. During a press event Gilles witnessed the majority of the participating drivers prefer the C6 ZR1 Corvette to the new SRT Viper as well as the Viper run a slower time around the legendary Laguna Seca course. These observations drove him to spearhead the Viper Time Attack project with the sole mission of beating the Corvette ZR1 at Laguna Seca.
The SRT team gave the newest Viper a range of performance enhancing features including all of the performance options available on the other Viper models. This includes Carbon Fiber Aerodynamics Kit plus a Track Pack, which offers high-performance lightweight brakes, suspension, wheels and tires. On the SRT Viper Time Attack though, the brakes are substantially larger. The car’s suspension offers smooth and rough track settings, although does not have a “street mode” despite being a road ready street legal car. Beyond this, the Viper TA simply goes on diet and sheds a few pounds with the help of a carbon fiber X brace and sticker emblems replacing the typical metal variations.
The SRT team’s hard efforts ultimately paid off. Not only did the new Viper beat the Corvette ZR1’s impressive Laguna Seca lap time, but it achieved a track record for fastest production vehicle around the course. Now we just have to wait and see if Corvette will rise to the challenge of thumping the new Time Attack edition’s record. Check out the video of this amazing orange SRT Viper Time Attack special edition and make sure to post a comment below and say what you think!