SRT Viper ACR in the Works, Could Debut in 2014

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It appears that a track-focused Viper ACR is under development for the new fourth-generation car and could debut sometime next year.

SRT CEO Ralph Gilles has hinted at the Viper ACR a couple of times in the past, and now confirmation has come from a high-level source at Chrysler that the model is in the works.

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It’s not a huge surprise that SRT would be planning a Viper ACR, especially as the new car is already racing (in GTS-R trim in the American Le Mans Series). We should expect an ACR to sport bigger brakes, an adjustable suspension, some weight reduction and, of course, some massive aerodynamic upgrades.

A topless roadster version of the new Viper is also in the works.

As for performance, rumor has it that the SRT Viper isn’t allowed to trump the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta in its power-to-weight ratio. So any bump in power from the Viper ACR would have to be approved by the heads at Fiat.


[Source: Motor Trend]

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Jason Siu
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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