2016 Dodge Viper ACR news: sets 13 records to become 'undisputed track record king'

The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, dubbed as "the ultimate street legal race car," has been certified by Sports Car Club of America as having the most track records than any production car in the world. The all-new Dodge Viper ACR set the lap record for 13 different road courses including the Laguna SECA, Road Atlanta and Virginia International Raceway.

"We expected our new Viper ACR to be the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever. Now we know without a doubt that it is," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Dodge North America.

The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is powered by an 8.4-liter handcrafted and all-aluminum V-10 overhead-valve engine. The naturally aspirated engine produces 645 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated with the standard Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission.

In order to break records, the new Viper ACR race car was given aerodynamic and suspension upgrades. The car also received the latest braking and tire-technology.

According to the press release, the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR with the Extreme Aero Package "produces the highest aerodynamic downforce of any production car." The Viper ACR features Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes with six-piston Brembo calipers for optimal braking performance.

The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is also equipped with Kumho Ecsta V720 high-performance tires. According to Dodge, these tires are 1.5 seconds faster than other race tires.

The all-new Viper ACR also gets exclusive ACR interiors that make it stand out. The instrument panel and door armrest panels feature Alcantara suede. The steering wheel was also wrapped in Alcantara and features a color racing stripe. The car gets unique ACR badging, new high-grip seats and a carbon fiber dashboard. Customers can also choose between silver or Header Red accent stitching for the interiors.

The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR can also become a one-of-a-kind super car. Customers can choose from up to 16,000 exterior paint options, 48,000 custom stripe colors, 16 interior trim options, 11 wheel options, seven aero packages, four suspension options and three brake packages.


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