Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Makes History
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.
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
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
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.
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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