The Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR (American Club Racer) has made history at yet another storied road course.
Renowned Dodge road racer Kuno Wittmer piloted a street legal 2010 Dodge Viper ACR to a record lap of 1:59.995 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, on Monday, April 11, breaking the 2-minute mark for the first time in a production car on the 3.048-mile Outer Course configuration. The Viper ACR shattered the previous production car lap record of 2:03.86, held by Jan Magnussen in a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 by close to 4 full seconds.
Dodge Viper ACR
The Dodge Viper ACR remains the ultimate purpose-built, street-legal track car since its introduction in 2008.
Powered by the venerable 8.4-liter, V-10 engine with 600 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque, the Dodge Viper ACR continues to offer extreme performance, including 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 4 seconds, quarter-mile time in the mid 11-second range and 0-100-0 mph in 11 seconds flat.
The four-wheel independent suspension features high-performance aluminum control arms and knuckles, KW suspension with two-way adjustable competition coil-over shock absorbers with remote reservoirs.
The aerodynamic package features a carbon fiber "fanged" splitter in front and adjustable carbon-fiber wing with seven-position stanchions that allow up to an amazing 1,000 lbs. of downforce at 150 mph. Lightweight wheels, two-piece slotted StopTech brake rotors and Michelin PS Cup tires round out the ACR package.
For the 2010 model year, the Dodge Viper ACR received a shorter fifth gear ratio (changing from 0.74 to 0.80) for improved high-speed acceleration and higher straightaway speeds. A new short-throw shifter also came in 2010 models for enhanced driver experience and better performance. The rear wing profile and end plates were also redesigned to further optimize the vehicle aerodynamics and improve rear yaw downforce. These changes resulted in an increase in top speed of 4 mph (to 184 mph).
► Moab Easter Jeep Safari Mopar
Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, and Pietro Gorlier, President
and CEO - Mopar Brand Service, Parts & Customer Care, talk about the
upcoming 45th annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari. Includes footage of the
following vehicles: Jeep Compass Canyon, Jeep Cherokee Overland, Jeep Grand
Cherokee Off-road Edition, Jeep Wrangler Renegade, Jeep Wrangler Pork Chop,
Jeep Wrangler JK-8 Independence, Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush and Mopar Ram
► Jeep Safari Walkaround
Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design, and Jim Sassorossi, Head of Mopar Sales
and Marketing, show off the new vehicles that will appear at the 45th
annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari.
► Jeep Wrangler JK-8 Independence
Taking cues from the popular Jeep Scrambler CJ-8 from the 1980s, Mopar has
designed a kit for do-it-yourselfers that converts a Jeep Wrangler
Unlimited into a pickup truck.
The Very First Dodge Viper revealed & how it got its name
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 SRT Viper is the 5th generation of
the iconic American sports car. In fact you may not know this but the very
first Viper Roadster wasn't even a V-10...it was a V-8. Welcome to
TFLcar's Viper week. Over 5 days we'll be featuring a new Viper video every
day. Today we continue with a video that profiles the very first Viper
Roadster of them all, as well as the new Viper's Chief Powertrain engineer.
Why? Because he's one of the few engineers that's been with the Viper
program at Dodge since 1989 when the very first Viper Mule was conceived
and built. Check out this video to learn about the early days of the Viper
and how it got it's name.
Dodge Viper Lap Record at Nürburgring : 7'12"13 (Motorsport)
Une rumeur annonçait que la Dodge Viper ACR avait battu le record de la
Lexus LFA (7'14"64) sur la Nordschleife en 7'12"13. Aujourd'hui, la firme
américaine confirme, vidéo à la clé.
Pour rappel, la Viper ACR est une véritable voiture de course échappée
des circuits avec son V10 de 612ch et 77,3 mk de couple, ses 1 533 kg et
surtout ses suspensions et son aileron réglable. A l'occasion de ce
record, l'équipe de SRT a très légèrement modifié la sportive
utilisée. Le cinquième rapport a été raccourci (0,80 au lieu de 0 74)
tandis que l'aileron a été redessiné pour améliorer l'aérodynamique.
Le pilote de GT Dominik Farnbacher était aux commandes de la Viper ACR qui
a réalisé le record le 14 septembre dernier. Quant à Ralph Gilles,
président de SRT et de la division sport auto du groupe Chrysler, il s'est
dit extrêmement fier de ce temps.
La Viper ACR devient ainsi la quatrième auto la plus rapide sur le
Nürburgring, juste derrière l'impressionnante Gumpert Apollo Sport
(7'11"57). Le meilleur chrono est toujours la propriété de la barquette
anglaise Radical SR8 LM avec 6'48.
La bagarre continue...
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350
Video of our muscle car showdown between the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
and the 2012 Shelby GT350. Only 1492 Challengers like this one will be
built, and Shelby has a cap of 2200, with only 500. Read the Dodge
Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350 photos and comparison test here:
Ralph Gilles and the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X
Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles gives us a first hand look at the 2010 Dodge Viper
ACR-X from the passenger seat of this track only snake.
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Duane Sempson
Edited by: Duane Sempson
2013 SRT Viper vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series! - Head 2 Head Ep. 36
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman pits two
members of the "more than 600 horsepower club" against
each other - the 2013 SRT Viper & the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black
Series. It's a three-bout heavyweight match that begins with real world
canyon carving, moves on to an all-out quarter mile drag race, and then
finishes with blistering hot laps around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with hot
shoe Randy Pobst.
Despite a huge gap in price, both of these long-nosed, front-engine, RWD,
two-seat brawlers represent significant revisions of their wild
predecessors. Will good old fashion American muscle beat out German
Engineering? Join us as we find out.
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