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    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.


    Miller Lap Record”It’s amazing to come to this world-class track and
    shatter the production car lap record by almost 4 seconds,” said Bryan
    Viger, Head of Dodge Motorsports. “We brought our street-legal Viper ACR
    to see what Kuno could do behind the wheel, and on his second lap he’d
    already gone faster than the single lap record.”

    A veteran behind
    the wheel of the Viper on and off the track, Wittmer continues to be
    impressed by the performance of the Dodge Viper ACR. “Wow, what an
    awesome supercar!” the Montreal native said after exiting the car. “The
    Viper ACR is such a blast to drive at the limit, and I can honestly say
    that I didn’t leave an inch out there on the track and was barely
    braking in the corners.”

    This latest achievement joins a growing
    list of track records for the Dodge Viper ACR. In November 2009, SRT
    vehicle dynamics engineer Chris Winkler lapped the 2.238-mile, Laguna
    Seca raceway in 1:33.92, beating the previous record by 1.1 seconds.
    Dutch driver Tom Coronel set a 7:22.1 production car record at the
    12.9-mile Nurburgring Nordschleife in August 2008.

    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).

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