The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is currently one of the world’s fastest production cars, holding 13 lap records at some of the most challenging road courses in America. The Viper is far from the most technologically advanced supercar on the market right now, though, so what makes it so fast?
SRT recently had SRT vehicle dynamics manager Erich Heuschele and Viper vehicle integration and synthesis manager Jeff Reece explain what makes the Viper ACR tick. The wing, dive planes, front splitter, rear diffuser and hood and wheel well vents all contribute to its grip, but its how the different aerodynamic add-ons work together that makes the ACR faster than a McLaren P1 around Laguna Seca.
In addition to the aerodynamic parts, the ACR also features adjustable suspension, carbon fiber ceramic brakes and Kumho tires with a ghosting tread pattern, which all contribute to its frankly shocking lap times. Finally, the five-setting stability control system allows the driver to adjust how much electronic assistance they want, or they may turn the system off altogether.
Heuschele and Reece can explain this all much better than we can, so hear what they have to say in the video above.