The Return of Dodge Viper ACR Supercar
Have you heard about the Viper ACR? It is reborn and writing the new history of the street-legal, and track-focused supercars. Hand-built and all-American this car has been engineered to combine the best aerodynamic, braking and tire technology. Behind the development of the iconic car are the engineers at SRT, and this only links towards extreme speed and great performance as well as exclusive looks.
The ultimate aerodynamic performance is ensured via the addition of the optional Extreme Aero package. It helps the car produce the highest aerodynamic downforce of any production car. To be more precise, the pack adds adjustable dual-element rear wing that is 1,876-mm wide, rear diffuser made of carbon fiber, SRT hood with removable louvers, detachable extension for the front splitter and four dive planes.
And if you ask about the downforce, well the Extreme Aero package can offer up to three times the downforce of the Viper TA or Time Attack 2.0 package.
Brembo brakes are obligatory here. They are from the Carbon Ceramic Matrix variety and deliver maximum braking performance. At the front the Viper gets 390-millimeter (15.4-inch) two-piece rotors, while at the back they measure 360-millimeter (14.2-inch) and are again two-piece. In addition, the front brakes are complemented by six-piston calipers while the rear brakes - by four-piston calipers.
If you expect something ordinary here, you will be disappointed. The Viper ACR runs on Kumho Ecsta V720 high-performance tires, which were specifically designed for it. They actually contribute for 1.5 seconds faster lap times. At the front, the rubbers measure 295/25/19 and are mounted on 11-inch wide wheels, while at the back they are of size 355/30/19.
ABS, ESC & Suspension
This Dodge's ABS and ESC are specifically tuned for the car. The Electronic Stability Control for instance has five modes: Full-on, Sport, Track, Rain, Full-off, which take into account the extra grip offered by the extreme aerodynamic and tire package. Furthermore, the Viper ACR can also show-off with aluminum bodied, double-adjustable coil-over Bilstein race shocks that provides more than 3 inches adjustment for the ride height.
The most important feature of this car is its heart, a.k.a. the V10 engine. The all-aluminum 8.4-liter overhead-valve powerplant can produce 645 horsepower (474 kW) and 813 Nm (600 lb.-ft.) of torque. It transmits all this power onto the road via the Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission. In addition, new exhaust tips have been added to the side-mounted exhaust pipes. This serves in order to reduce exhaust pressure.
Special performance must be also present inside of the car. This of course means great interior, which the ACR Viper has. What's special? The interior is racing-inspired, and this is visible through the instrument panel cluster hood, lower instrument panel and door armrest panels that are wrapped in unique Alcantara suede.
The steering wheel has also received special Alcantara upholstery, which is contrasted with color racing stripe and unique badging. The seats also carry the Alcantara inserts, while the unique dash plaque is finished in carbon fiber. The stitching is optional and customers can choose between silver or Header Red one.
At last, we must highlight that the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is entirely hand-built. It will go on same later this year.