The final attempt by a crowd-funded campaign to set a new Nürburgring lap record in the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR has come and gone, and while the sub-7-second target was missed, the results are impressive nonetheless.
Lance Arnold was behind the wheel during the Viper’s quickest lap at 7:01.3, which was about 2 seconds better than the previous attempt and less than a second-and-a-half from the 6-minute mark. Then, sadly, it crashed in another attempt.
It’s almost painful to see the group get so close to their goal only to come up short, especially in such an abrupt way, but at the same time we feel this is an outcome that the Viper community can appreciate.
Yes, Lamborghini fan boys will have the upper hand in the comment section of YouTube videos, as the Huracán Performante currently holds the record with a 6:52.01 lap time. But to be fair, the Dodge Viper ACR is a rear-wheel drive car with a manual transmission.