Ten years afer the first Viper Concept ws revealed, the 2000 GTS-R concept continued the legacy of the V10 Viper. Osamu Shikado was responsible for the vehicles exterior which is 3 inches lower and 2 inches wider than the production Viper at the time. Shikado used race inspried lines with an aggressive stance to create the most striking viper to date. Some of these design cues, to a lesser extent, have been lended to the 2003 production Viper.
Said Shikado: We gave the body a strong profile with higher belt line, dramatic side gill, ‘bump-up’ rear fender shape and a more defined side crease. Seen from above, the race-inspired front-to-rear stripe now is tapered for a more dynamic appearance.
Unline most concepts, the 2000 Viper Concept was made as a complete car. It features a complete functional interior with air conditioning, adjustable pedals and a premium sounds system. Such funtionality, combined with the most aggressive race-inspired styling make the 2000 GTS-R Concept the most desirable Viper to date. Too bad only one example was made.