The Dodge Viper ACR was first introduced in 1999 and added more power and torque to the V10-powered supercar while stripping about 50lbs of weight from it. Dodge then upped the ante in 2008, introducing a second Viper ACR that featured similar enhancements to the previous model except this time with some effective aerodynamic elements.
Now, the third iteration of the Viper ACR is here and just like its predecessors, it’s aimed at the Viper fan that’s more than a mild track enthusiast. As such, it comes with carbon ceramic Brembo brakes, adjustable coilovers, stiffer springs and an aero kit that produces an incredible 2000 lbs of downforce at 177 mph.
The only real place to test such a track-capable car is, well, the track. That’s exactly where Winding Road Magazine took the Viper ACR, lapping the 640 horsepower snake around Willow Springs Raceway at quite a rapid pace, if we do say so our selves. It’s an exciting couple of minutes, evidenced by the passenger’s strong and unrelenting grip on the Viper’s conveniently located “Oh Sh!%,” handle.
Check it out in the video above.