1996 Viper Pace Car
80th Running of the Indianapolis 500
Five years after the first Viper (an RT/10 roadster) paced the race in 1991, the 1996 Indianapolis 500 featured a Viper GTS coupe pace car in a striking blue-and-white color scheme. Powered by a 450-HP, 8.0L V-10 engine, the Viper GTS coupe was ready to handle pace car duties, needing only the addition of mandatory safety features before Chrysler president Robert Lutz took the wheel on race day.
Chrysler provided only four Vipers for Speedway use while Dodge provided the official truck—a Dodge Ram—with same blue-and-white paint and Indy 500 decals as the Viper. Production GTS coupes were also offered in the blue-and-white color scheme.
Adoption cost: $250
Digital Adoption benefits:
* Printed photo of your adopted car
* Online recognition
* Recognition on the Adopt-A-Car donor wall in the Museum
* Certificate of adoption
Adoptions are for a period of one year with the option to renew annually.