Last year Dodge proclaimed the 2016 Viper ACR was the “undisputed track record king,” after it demolished the production car lap record at 13 different race tracks across America. At Laguna Seca, it embarrassed the Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1 with a lap time of 1:28:65, clearing the seven-figure hypercars by more than a full second.
Race team Global Motorsports Group recently set out to discover if the ACR, 918 and P1’s lap times change if all three are on the same tires. With that goal in mind, they rounded up a 2016 ACR, a 918 and a P1, put them all on Pirelli Trofeo R tires and sent out racing pro Alec Udell to lay down his fastest lap time in each.
We won’t ruin the result entirely, but we will say that we think the ACR is capable of lapping this circuit quicker than it did. We’ve already seen first hand what a lethal track weapon the ACR can be, but in this comparison, it’s doesn’t seem as competitive as usual. Remove the fender ducts and hood scoops, adjust the suspension and aero kit and send it back out. We’d be stunned not to see a faster lap time.
See how it fared in the comparison in the video above.