Onboard Video of the Dodge Viper Lap Record at Nürburgring : 7’12″13
The Dodge Viper ACR set a benchmark time at the Nürburgring that made Americans proud. In late September 2011, Dodge returned to the famed circuit and recaptured the production car lap record with a time of 7:12.13.
With 645 horsepower and more torque than any naturally aspirated engine in a production car, the ACR is purpose built for weekend club racers who want the most extreme, but street-legal, track car available. It proved it can hang with a 7’12″13 time at the green hell.
For the 2010 model year, the Viper ACR was upgraded further with a redesigned rear wing gurney and end plates to further optimize aerodynamics and improve rear yaw downforce. In addition, a shorter fifth gear ratio improved high-speed acceleration and produced higher straightaway speeds.
This improvement was a direct result of SRT’s experience at the Nurburgring Nordschleife where the team found that a revised gear ratio would have resulted in a higher speed capability and potentially a shorter elapsed time.