Another record-breaker coming soon

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

ViperACR

The Dodge Viper ACR managed to set two production lap records (2010 and 2011) at the Nürburgring and a new report is indicating the next-generation model is due in 2014.

According to sources, the next super snake will have an aerodynamic body kit with a front spoiler and a massive rear wing (as per previous ACR model). Also expected are reduced ride height and a sport-tuned suspension with adjustable dampers, stiffer springs and beefier anti-roll bars. The car will also feature the standard-addenda of high-performance brakes, bespoke Pirelli tires and a multitude of weight saving measures.

ViperACR_rear

Interestingly, it is the report of office politics that could actually play a role and determine if the new ACR will also get a power boost. SRT CEO Ralph Gilles has previously suggested the Viper wasn’t allowed to exceed the power-to-weight ratio of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta so they matched it at 5.2 pounds per horsepower.

It has been hinted that the Viper’s 8.4-liter V10 engine could obviously be treated to produce more power than the F12′s 6.2-liter V12, which develops 730 HP. However, Ferrari, as you can imagine, isn’t too happy about this possibility, so it seems like the new Viper ACR could be neutered to keep it less “explosive and powerful” than the Italian horse.


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