Dodge has unveiled the 2016 Viper ACR and it’s the fastest street-legal Viper ever. The vehicle is hand-built in Detroit and certified for use on public roads, although the SAAQ would probably still give you a hard time just for good measure.
The 2016 Viper ACR is designed specifically for track use and combines the latest in aerodynamic, braking and tire technology.
“The Viper has always been more of a street-legal race car than a track-capable street car, and the new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and Chief Executive Officer – Dodge Brand and SRT®Brand, FCA – North America. “Our goal is to arm our enthusiasts with the ultimate Viper track car to dominate road courses around the world.”
The Viper ACR produces nearly a ton of downforce at it’s top speed of 177 MPH (292 km/h) thanks to its extreme aero package. New Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes (15.4-inch front, 14.2-inch rear) will stop the vehicle in no time. Grip is handled by specifically designed Kumho Ecsta V720 tires (295/25/19 front, 355/30/19 rear).
For the suspension we have aluminum bodied, double-adjustable coil-over Bilstein race shocks designed specifically for the Viper ACR which work in conjunction with ride height adjustment for optimal control of weight transfer and handling performance.
Under the hood rests the all-aluminum 8.4-liter V-10 overhead-valve engine, rated at 645 horsepower 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world.
The Viper ACR features a host of exclusive appointments to its race-inspired interior, starting with the Alcantara-wrapped instrument panel cluster hood, lower instrument panel and door armrest panels. A new, ACR-exclusive Alcantara wrapped high-grip steering wheel with color racing stripe and unique badging sets the ACR apart from other production models. New high-grip seats also carry the Alcantara inserts, while the unique dash plaque is finished in carbon fiber.