We already congratulated the SRT boys for delivering the goods at the Mount Everest of race tracks, but now we have the opportunity to step into the 2010 Viper ACR as it torches Nürburgring production car record. After the jump, check out the amazing video of the fastest production car ever to tame to the terrible track — and don’t forget to buckle up!
The Nürburgring Nordschleife is often described as the most technically
challenging purpose-built road course in the world. This is the place
where automakers test their vehicles for proper suspension tuning and
endurance abilities. The 12.9-mile north loop has long been the global
standard bearer for sports cars since its construction in the 1920s. For
these reasons, SRT believes it is important to show the world that the
Viper ACR is capable – and dominates.
The Viper ACR injected its first dose of venom into the Green Hell in
August 2008, setting a record 7:22.1 lap time. Despite many attempts to
dethrone the Viper, its record run stood for nearly three years.Its lap record was finally eclipsed this summer by a pair of worthy competitors. Upon hearing the news, SRT knew it was time to reset the
record. With encouragement from the Viper Club and help from
ViperExchange.com, SRT returned to the track to reclaim its rightful
SRT engineers honed the ACR for 2010 by shortening fifth gear, improving
rear wing aerodynamics and employing a short-throw shifter. These
improvements, along with ideal track conditions, helped the team shave a
full ten seconds off its previous time.
On September 14, 2011, veteran GT driver Dominik Farnbacher lapped the
Green Hell in 7:12.13 – a full two seconds faster than its nearest
Content courtesy of SRTWhat do you think? What does it say about the competition and also the next generation Viper when a production car no longer in production beats the record? Shout off in the forums!