The last-generation Viper ACR posted some incredible lap times for a production car, like its 7 minute 12 second Nurburgring Nordschleife time, for example. Now the new Viper ACR is keeping the flame alive, setting 13 lap records for a production car at 13 different tracks all around the U.S.A.
To set the records, the Viper team grabbed vehicle dynamics engineer Chris Winkler and an early Viper ACR and set out cross-country, stopping at various race tracks along the way. They covered everything from small local tracks like Waterford Hills Raceway in Michigan to world famous road courses like Road America and Laguna Seca – setting a lap record for a production car at each and every one.
“The SCCA has certified that the new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR holds more track records than any other production car in the world,” said Fiat Chrysler passenger car boss Tim Kuniskis. “We expected our new Viper ACR to be the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever. Now we know without a doubt that it is.”
All the records were set in a production-spec 2016 Viper ACR with the Extreme Aero package, which delivers 1,700 pounds of downforce at 177 mph. Downforce is key to ACR’s performance and is what helped it post faster lap times around Laguna Seca and VIR than an $847,000 Porsche 918 Spyder and a $1,350,000 McLaren P1.
Watch Dodge break some records in the video above, and click here for full onboard clips from every lap.