By John Coyle
I love motor racing in all its forms, from MotoGP to F1 to even—gasp!—NASCAR. But my favorite by far is sports car racing.
Getting to see production-based Ferraris and Porsches square off against American talent like the Vette and the Viper is just awesome. Over the years I’ve gotten to attend several American Le Mans series races—though it was long after the Viper’s late ’90s domination. So when Ma Mopar announced it was returning to the ALMS grid two years ago, I was pumped that I’d finally have an opportunity to see a weapons-grade version of one of my favorite cars hit the track.
Last year I was out of town when the race made its stop in Long Beach, but I’ll be down in the LBC this year to watch the TUDOR United Sports Car Challenge and soak up the aural sex of race cars at full song. Until then, I’ll just stare at this picture of the SRT GT3-R—it’s so sexy it hurts. Click on the image above for a wallpaper sized version sans logo.
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