By Patrick Rall
The 2013 SRT Viper GTS is arguably one of the great Mopar muscle cars of all time and in this week’s Mopar Muscle Thursday feature, we look at the newest Viper GTS lapping the famed Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway courtesy of the folks at Motor Trend. At the helm is Randy Pobst – the same guy who was tasked with trying to beat the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s best time on the same track. This was the same guy who was unable to beat his own time in the Corvette, which prompted SRT CEO Ralph Gilles to question Pobst’s abilities but this video is still offers a great look at the new Viper GTS hammering some of the trickiest curves offered in the US.
While Ralph Gilles believes that a better driver could turn in better times with the 2013 SRT Viper GTS than Randy Pobst (a man who has made a living racing a Volvo sedan), the lap time turned in doesn’t make this video any less cool. Thanks to the collection of GoPro cameras strapped all over the interior and exterior of the 640 horsepower supercar, we get a look at the Viper and the track from multiple angles as the new GTS laps Laguna Seca. This video also has some great sounds of the Viper in action so be sure to crank up your speakers. Enjoy!