Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
It was only a few weeks ago when Dodge brought its now defunct 2010 Viper SRT10 ACR to the Nurburgring where it managed to do a very fast lap. On August 31 the Japanese automaker Lexus took its LFA Nurburgring Edition and did a lap in 7:14.64 which at that time was the fourth fastest car on the ‘Ring, after the Radical SR8 LM that did a lap in 6:48, the Radical SR8 in 6:55 and the Gumpert Apollo Sport who managed to finish a lap in 7:11.57.
On September 14th Dodge decided to give it another try and they got two 2010 Viper ACR’s from the showroom floors of the Tomball Dodge team. Compared to the 2008MY which back in 2008 did its fastest lap in 7:22.10 (fifth fastest production car at that moment), the 2010MY had a shorter fifth gear ratio that improved high-speed acceleration as well as higher straightaway speeds, along with other modifications on the aero parts.
Behind the wheel of the 600-hp Viper SRT10 ACR was GT driver Dominik Farnbacher who did a lap of the ‘Ring in 7:12.13, which is more than 2 seconds quicker than the aforementioned Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition, placing the Viper on the fourth position in the production car category.
Source: Dodge via Carscoop
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At the beginning of this month we’ve talked about the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR and its title of being the fastest production car on the Nurburgring. A few weeks have gone since then and the car managed to break down another record, the one for the fastest production car to do a lap of the Miller Motorsports Park, with a time of 1:59.995, the first time ever a car managed to complete the 3.048-mile Outer Course configuration under the 2 minutes mark. The author of this record is Kuno Wittmer, who managed to smash the previous record held by Jan Magnussen in his Corvette ZR1 who finished a lap in 2:03.86.
As a reminder, the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR is a road-legal car, powered by a massive V10 8.4-liter engine that cranks out 600 hp and 560 lb.-ft (760 Nm) of torque, allowing it to do the 0-60 mph sprint in less than 4 seconds and the quarter-mile in about 11 seconds. It needs only 11 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 mph and stop.
The car has been fitted with a KW four-wheel independent suspension that has two-way adjustable competition coil-over shock absorbers, providing the Viper with excellent handling. In addition, the SRT10 ACR version benefits from an aerodynamic package that sports a carbon fiber splitter in the front and a huge adjustable carbon fiber rear wing that allows up to 1,000 lbs of downforce at 150 mph.
The car rides on lightweight rims wrapped around in Michelin PS Cup tires and also features StopTech brake rotors. The 2010MY benefited from subtle changes that allows it to hit a top speed of 184 mph (296 km/h).