A Dodge Viper will battle it out for victory in the GTE Am class of the Le Mans 24 Hours after being handed a late entry by the ACO.

A regular of the United Sports Car Championship, the Riley Motorsport - T.I Automotive Viper SRT has been added to the 64-strong entry list after the SARD Morand team withdrew one of its LMP2 cars.

Its presence marks a return for the iconic Viper model to Le Mans after it was forced to miss last year's race, having finished eighth in the GTE Pro category in 2013. The car has previously won the GT class on three occasions.

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For 2015, the Viper - which will be driven by Jeroen Bleekemolen, Ben Keating and Marc Miller - will compete in the GTE Am class, bolstering the category to 14 entries alongside two Aston Martins, six Ferrari 458 Italias, four Porsche 911s and a Chevrolet Corvette.

Meanwhile, a second KCMG LMP2 entry is now the first reserve should any other teams withdraw their entry.