Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson once said the Dodge Viper has an engine that you don’t measure in liters or cubic inches, but in acres. That was in reference to the first-generation Viper, but 24 years have now passed and the Viper is still around – except with an even larger engine.
Chris Harris, who stepped into the Top Gear role after Clarkson’s infamous ‘fracas, recently had a go in the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR. Unlike the first-gen Viper that Clarkson drove, the ACR’s centerpiece isn’t its massive V10 engine, but rather its huge rear wing and race-inspired aero kit.
Before stepping into the Viper ACR, Harris hadn’t driven a Viper in about 15 years. He was familiar with the Lamborghini-designed V10, but not with the extreme aero kit, big carbon ceramic brakes and massive Kumho tires. For Harris, these elements transformed the Viper into something a bit more up on its toes than the Viper he remembered. In short, he loved it.
Watch his Top Gear review of the car at this link.