For more than two decades, the Viper has held a spot at the top of America’s most powerful production cars, capable of taking on almost any other car on the track.
With each iteration, the model has become more powerful and faster, and in its latest form, it’s not just one of the fastest production cars in America – it’s one of the fastest in the world. In a series of tests, the new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR broke 13 separate track time records. As a YouTube video and press release both shared Nov. 3 tell us, it holds the most records of any production car in the world.
With recent discussions confirming the closure of Dodge’s Connor Avenue Assembly Plant in 2017, where the Viper is crafted by hand, it’s feared that the Viper’s reign may be coming to end. But with records like these, Dodge would be remiss to bring its production to a total stop.
The 2016 Dodge ACR offers 645 hp and 600 lb-ft from its naturally aspirated V10, enough to push it to a top speed of 177 mph. It’s a street legal car capable of being a weekend racer, and it’ll take down nearly any other car at the track. The Sports Car Club of America has certified the Viper ACR as holding the most lap records of any production car in the world.
“We expected our new Viper ACR to be the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever,” described Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America, in the release. “Now we know without a doubt that it is.” The 13 tracks visited were all across the United States, and the times for each are as follows:
Laguna Seca – 2.24 miles in 1:28.65
Road Atlanta – 2.54 miles in 1:26.54
Waterford Hills – 1.42 miles in 1:10.89
Nelson Ledges – 2.00 miles in 1:06.21
Motown Mile – 1.10 miles in 0:51.17
GingerMan Raceway – 2.14 miles in 1:31.91
Pittsburgh International Race Complex – 1.53 miles in 0:58.37
Grattan Raceway – 2.00 miles in 1.22.09
Virginia International Raceway – 4.20 miles in 2:40.02
Willow Springs Raceway – 2.50 miles in 1:21.24
Motorsport Ranch – 1.70 miles in 1:16.98
Buttonwillow Raceway Park – 2.68 miles in 1:47.70
Inde Motorsports Ranch – 2.20 miles in 1:33.75
Check out the video and photos of this record-holding racer, then find your own Viper from our exclusive listings.
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(via FCA, YouTube)