By Patrick Rall
The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Orlando, Florida was the stage for today’s debut of yet another Dodge Viper special edition. The Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X is a combination of the Laguna Seca-record-holding Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR and the successful Dodge Viper Competition Coupe. The ACR-X is designed to be the ultimate production based track Viper and to show off the race ready capabilities of the Viper ACR-X, Dodge has introduced the Dodge Viper Cup.
Like the Competition Coupe, the Viper ACR-X is equipped with a roll cage, fuel cell and race seat making the car to meet road racing safety specifications of series’ like SCCA, NASA, and the Viper Cup. The 8.4L V10 has been tuned to 640 horsepower, giving the car 40 more horsepower over the standard Viper ACR thanks to headers and a low restriction exhaust system. The suspension of the ACR-X is upgraded and tuned specifically for intricate road courses and to prove its abilities the Viper ACR-X was tested at Laguna Seca – turning in lap times more than three seconds quicker than the street legal production Viper ACR.
The production of the Dodge Viper ACR-X is expected to begin in the
spring of 2010 with the Dodge Viper Cup beginning on July 9, 2010 at
Virginia International Raceway. The only bad side, other than the
$110,000 expected price tag, is that the ACR-X is intended strictly for
race use so the car will not come with a VIN number, making it
impossible to register for street use.
Check out the gallery in the original article (click here) for more pictures of the 2010 Dodge Viper
SRT10 ACR-X courtesy of Dodge. Click here to read more about the Viper
ACR’s record breaking run at Laguna Seca.
Stay tuned to the Detroit Autos Examiner for more coverage of the
upcoming Dodge Viper Cup series as well as all of your Dodge news from
the 2010 Detroit Auto Show!