The Dodge Viper ACR is a fast car. You probably didn’t need for us to tell you that, but you may not know what makes the ACR one of the world’s fastest production cars around a racetrack, so allow us to drop some knowledge on you.
The ACR features a large front splitter/tray, front dive planes, a massive rear wing and a rear lower diffuser that provide a massive amount of downforce for a production car. These components plant the ACR to the pavement, allowing for higher turn-in speeds and more grip through the corners. This, in short, is why the ACR is faster than just about anything at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and many other racetracks.
The Drive recently got its hands on a Viper ACR and put the car up on a hoist, taking a look at the aforementioned aero components and some of the suspension pieces. Hear what they had to say about the ACR’s underbody and a variety of its other parts in the video embedded above.