Viper Returns to the Green Hell: Time For Coffee?


A longer video to accompany your morning beverage today, though one fully deserving of your attention. Shorten your lunch hour if you must. Because 'The Story of Viper's Return to the Green Hell' is utterly fantastic.

You'll hopefully be familiar by now with the exploits of the Viper Owners Association, who took a pair of Viper GTS-Rs to the 'ring last year and set that wild 7:01 lap. While no longer the fastest rear-wheel drive lap - that honour has been taken by the GT2 RS - it remains, by our reckoning at least, still the quickest manual car around the Nordschleife. And just four seconds behind a 918 Spyder, don't forget...

This film interviews the key people involved in the effort, including engineers, drivers and support crew. There's that infectious enthusiasm you get from people so tremendously dedicated to an admirable cause, expertly captured by Fox Pro films. What you also get is the tangible trepidation, angst and worry from a group of people desperate to achieve something that's actually quite dangerous, plus the problems (including sourcing new drivers) that were overcome. And some suitably atmospheric music, of course.

The narrator is a touch annoying, yes, and it's sad to now know all this effort has been bested by those pesky Porsche folk, but that shouldn't detract from a Herculean effort and a great video - enjoy!

 

[Photo: Viper Ring King via Facebook]

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Comments (22) Join the discussion on the forum

  • Slb89 15 Feb 2018

    and the point of all this issssssssssssssssssssssssss?

  • jameswsb 15 Feb 2018

    If you don't get the point of this, you are looking at the wrong website.

  • akirk 15 Feb 2018

    Slb89 said:
    and the point of all this issssssssssssssssssssssssss?
    that it is a forum for those who enjoy cars wink
    if you see them simply as a means of getting from A to B you might find that you are on the wrong forum

  • kars 15 Feb 2018

    7:01 - nothing to be ashamed of - *fastest manual

    Front tire profile let them down, can't handle the heat - that is also the reason why they crashed.
    "We have a car with a pretty hefty curb weight being forced into the ground with substantial aero downforce dragging these soft front tires sideways through aggressive corners and it seems like we are simply pushing them right past their thermal limits causing de-lamination of the outer rubber layer."(c)ACR forum

    Great info about the front tire problem from Robert/Misha
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qTtytgXaxQ&t=...




  • Onehp 15 Feb 2018

    akirk said:
    Slb89 said:
    and the point of all this issssssssssssssssssssssssss?
    that it is a forum for those who enjoy cars wink
    if you see them simply as a means of getting from A to B you might find that you are on the wrong forum
    The fastest way to get from point A to point A. Stay where you are. tongue out

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