Umm, what **** are you referring to? We all know that the Viper competes in the SC WCGT. I'm just not sure what point you are trying to make, if any. The car has weight penalties from stock. So what, so do most of the other cars on the grid, or tires equalization, power restrictions, modification limits... that's what the series is all about.
Regarding the ALMS...
This is the Car & Driver article.
If you read the article carefully, you will see that in fact they are negotiating with GrandAM, not ALMS.
There were no entries bearing the Competition Coupe logo at that race (Daytona 24) because it's barred from racing in two of the three premier professional road-racing series—Grand American, which hosts the Daytona race, and American Le Mans. Both of these series have numerous racing classes that ideally each contain cars that are about equally fast. According to the officials we talked to, the Viper Competition Coupe is presently too fast for the slowest classes and not quite quick enough for the fastest. Dodge says it's willing to modify the car and is currently negotiating with those series' sanctioning bodies to determine exactly what changes need to be made.
Of course, in referencing the classes, they are talking about Grand Am SGS and GT. The Viper Coupe most certainly is not faster then a ACO GT car, so whom they are discussing, and negotiating with is quite clear. (Grand Am). There is no reference that they plan on racing the car "next year", in the article either.
As is, there is no real need for negotiating with the ACO/ALMS about this car, there are ZERO road legal versions, which has it fall well short of requirements. Now, if they were talking about the regular Viper, and modifying that for ACO, then they may have a point, but they are not.
I do hope that a Coupe version of the road Viper is built, so that they have the ground work to build a ACO legal Viper, for GTS
, but that doesn't seem likely for a few years.