Watch Travis Pastrana hoon the world’s only Dodge Dart rally car

June 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm

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Travis Pastrana Dodge Dart rally car

If you had one evening to record a promotional video and photo shoot, a full camera crew and the only Dodge Dart rally car in existence, what would you do with it? If you’re Travis Pastrana, you bring your buddies from Red Bull with you to Chrysler’s Chelsea Proving Grounds and you film them filming you hooning the bejeezus out of it.

By now, you’ve probably already seen the video Dodge released showing Pastrana’s exploits in the race-spec Dart, full of slow-motion scenes and plenty of full-throttle drifting on tarmac and off. If not, click here. Since two minutes and 44 seconds of said footage is good, eight minutes of it can only be better, right? Right.

Watch it all unfold in the video below.

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SRT Viper GTS-R completes first track test [w/video]

June 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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SRT Viper GTS-R

This week, the new SRT Viper GTS-R hit the racetrack for the very first time at Carolina Motorsports Park, in the wake of its surprise unveiling at the New York Auto Show in April. According to the SRT Motorsports team in attendance, the shakedown run was an overwhelming success with the car performing better than expected. “To basically build that car, start it up the first time like the day before and have it run around the whole day and do everything it was supposed to do was a huge achievement,” said Gary Johnson, SRT Motorsports road racing manager.

SRT still has plenty of work ahead of it, though, as several more track tests are needed before the Viper GTS-R makes its ALMS competition debut later this season. At that point, the race Viper will have its hands full with the rest of the competitive GT field. It’s not as if the guys from Corvette, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin are going to give the newcomer a break.

Video from the 2013 Viper GTS-R’s first track test and the official announcement from SRT are posted below.

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