The Dodge Viper ACR was built to do one thing: set fast lap times. With its sticky Kumho tires, an optional extreme aero kit that produces 2,000 lbs of downforce at 177 mph, stiffened suspension, Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix Brakes and other track-ready equipment, the Viper ACR was born and bred on the racetrack.
But at the end of the day, the ACR is still a road car with headlights, indicators and a license plate, so it has to work as a road car. IMSA got its hands on the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving’s ACR during the series’ recent visit to Detroit and drove the supercar on the bumpy, pothole infested streets of Detroit, putting its road car credentials to the test.
We think most ACR owners are purposely seeking a rough, raw and visceral ride, so they probably won’t be bothered by the ACR’s unforgiving nature. Besides, it’s easy overlook a rough ride when you can claim you have what is essentially the fastest production car in the world right now.
Hear what IMSA had to say about the Viper ACR in the video above.