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.