2015 SRT Viper ACR Gets Green Light

 

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The previous generation Dodge Viper had an American Club Racer, or ACR, variant that set many production lap records all over the world, including the famous Nurburgring Nordshleife. While the newest generation of Vipers hasn’t spawned an ACR version yet, someone over at FCA thought it was about time that it did. If sources over at Allpar are to be believed, the newest Viper ACR should be coming soon as it receives a green light for production.

While it may seem obvious to make a track focused version of an already extreme car, the current Viper hasn’t sold that well, making it hard to present a business case for itself. Thankfully though, FCA has decided to continue on the legendary name for this newest generation of Vipers. Expect this new ACR to follow in the footsteps of the last one when it comes to the features it won’t get. Meaning that it probably won’t come with air conditioning, a radio, or even a carpet. This is all in the name of saving weight in its pursuit to more track-focused. Also, just like the last generation ACR, expect a massive fixed rear wing for added downforce.

Dodge actually released a concept version of what the ACR might look like at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas. That car had massive carbon ceramic brakes with 6 piston calipers, a front splitter, many cooling ducts for the brakes and differential, and front carbon fiber canards.

Expectations are high of this new Viper ACR. The last one managed to set a Nurburgring laptime of 7:12.13, which is incredibly fast. In fact it held the lap record for a production record for a short time. If the new Viper ACR is in fact going into production, expect a debut sometime this summer.

Source: Allpar

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