Even though the accuracy of Nurburgring records has been debunked ad nauseaum, the low-IQ crowd still seems to take some stock in their veracity – or maybe they just need a lot of visual stimulation. Either way, the Dodge Viper ACR has apparently set a new lap record for the Nurburgring, and there exists video… Continue Reading...
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Just a week after Lexus confirmed its LFA Nurburgring Edition had set a new lap record on the Green Hell, Dodge has one-upped the Japanese automaker. With a 7:12 time, the now out of production ACR’s time is a solid two seconds ahead of the $400,000 LFA supercar. With a 32-hp advantage on the LFA,… Continue Reading...
As a way to keep the Viper name in the spotlight until the next model arrives, Dodge is spending the summer hunting down as many track records as possible with its now-retired halo performance car. Called the Viper Record Tour ’11, Dodge has already taken its hard-core ACR street-legal track machine to New Jersey Motorsports… Continue Reading...
Last week we reported the news of Kuno Wittmer setting a new lap record at Miller Motorsports Park in a Dodge Viper ACR and now we get to witness it through the beauty of two synchronized cameras. The record-setting lap time, which was just barely shy of 2-minutes (1 minute 59.995 seconds) was close to… Continue Reading...
Although having already spent much time driving Viper ACRs; Montreal native Wittmer continues to be impressed by the car’s capability. Continue Reading...
If there were ever an automotive/firearms tie in that was appropriate, this is it. A Missouri Dodge dealer is offering customers a free Barret .50 sniper rifle upon purchase of a 2010 Dodge Viper ACR. Both machines are capable of deadly force, and represent the last word in American excess. While the Viper ACR is… Continue Reading...
Dodge head honcho Ralph Gilles took a brand new Viper ACR-X around Virginia International Raceway not long ago, and decided to film his exploits. With Powertrain Communications Manager Nick Cappa as his passenger/videographer, Gilles managed to hit a peak speed of 165 mph and turn a 1 minute, 35 second lap time. The ACR-X sheds… Continue Reading...
LA Preview: Dodge to Unveil Updated 2010 Viper ACR in Los Angeles After Reclaiming Laguna Seca Track Record
The mystery of the Dodge Viper LA Auto Show world premiere has been solved, with the automaker announcing it will debut a revised version of its ACR model. With just a few minor tweaks, the 2010 ACR also lays claim to the production car lap record at Laguna Seca Raceway. In 2008 pro-driver Randy Pobst… Continue Reading...
German supercar builder Gumpert has just set a new Nürburgring lap record for street-legal production cars with its Apollo Speed model. The car was driven by Florian Gruber to a time of 7:11.57, demolishing the current record of 7:22.1 set by the Dodge Viper ACR. German car magazine Sport-Auto was there to witness the record… Continue Reading...
The Nissan GT-R has once again bested it’s own lap time at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife, posting a new personal best of 7:26.70. Unfortunately for Nissan, the new time doesn’t move them up any in the fastest lap rankings, as the Corvette ZR1 still holds a lap time that is three tenth’s of a second… Continue Reading...
Nissan bested its own Nürburgring record today with a 7:27.56 lap in the updated 2010 GT-R. The new time trumps the previous GT-R “personal best” of 7:29. It is, however, still short of the ZR1’s best time of 7:26.4 and the Dodge Viper ACR’s record of 7:22.1. The new GT-R features 5 more horsepower than… Continue Reading...
MJ Acquisitions, which recently purchased most of Saleen Inc., has made it clear that purchasing Viper from Dodge/Chrysler is of interest to the company. Automotive News reports that MJ Acquisitions co-owner Mike Shields states that, “We’ve considered a purchase of Viper.” Shields and his bothers own several auto-industry related subsidiaries including Cyltec, LLC, Power-Tec Engineering,… Continue Reading...