It’s finally here! Watch Erich Heuschele wring out the 2013 SRT Viper around High Plains Raceway (HPR). Erich did several practice runs using the base model Viper with Track Package. This model only has two settings on the traction control system: on or off. The first record attempt was made with traction control in the ‘on’ position. Erich took me for a hot lap ride later in the day, and I can say first hand that the SRT Viper has massive race track capability (even with traction control). The result of the first attempt was a blistering 1:57.94. HPR manager told us that any time under two minutes would be more than impressive for a production car with no special modifications.
However, Erich was not completely satisfied. He wanted to go again and do it without traction control. He is one of the Viper engineers and worked on the traction control system. He is the guy who knows everything about it. After a couple more laps, Erich came back with an improved 1:57.69. He made a slight mistake on another lap where he thought he may have dropped into the 1:56 range.
HPR Production Car track record – 1:57.69 (measured by SoloDL – GPS data recorder in the morning of June 20th, 2013).
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Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or scouring the internet and other media for various automotive, mechanical, and computer related information.