The Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) Edition is a legend on the track, and rightfully so, as the second generation model smashed the Nurburgring lap record for a production car with a time of 7:12.13. Now there’s an all-new model for 2016, powered by an 8.4L V-10 that churns out 645hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The engineers focused solely on honing the aerodynamics, brakes and tires instead of boosting the engine. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Utilizing data gained from the Viper GTS-R in events like the American Le Mans Series and United SportsCar Championship, the company’s engineers developed an aero package for the Viper ACR that produces almost 1-ton of downforce at 177mph, or around 3-times as much as the Viper TA 2.0 package. The aero parts include a carbon fiber adjustable rear wing, rear diffuser, new hood, front splitter and dive planes. Suspension wise, it sports 10-way adjustable Bilstein shocks, along with a set of Carbon Ceramic Matrix Brembo brakes.