2016 Dodge Viper ACR

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  1. #1 SupraMan, May 10, 2015
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    2016 Dodge Viper ACR is ready to take a bite out of the Corvette Z06

    Presenting The Fastest Street-Legal Viper Ever Built

    http://www.autoblog.com/2015/05/08/2016-dodge-viper-acr-official/


    The Dodge Viper ACR is back, and as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles tells it, it's the most venomous breed ever born.

    Before you get too excited, the 8.4-liter V10 produces 645 horsepower; five more than the standard Viper and five less than the supercharged Chevrolet Corvette Z06. It's unclear why Dodge didn't extract more from the huge engine, although we somehow imagine that certain people in Maranello, Italy had a say in the matter.

    Instead of blessing the ACR variant with bunches of extra output, Dodge instead turned to an aggressive aerodynamics package that it claims delivers nearly a ton of downforce at the Viper's maximum speed of 177 miles per hour. The total aero package includes an adjustable, twin-element, carbon-fiber rear wing, carbon-fiber diffuser, an extendable front splitter, and dive planes. Those big louvers on the hood? Yeah, they're removable, too.

    The "race-tuned" suspension uses coil-over Bilstein shocks that offer ten different settings and up to three inches of height adjustment. Kumho Ecsta V720 tires were built specifically for the Viper ACR, and come in 355/30 in back and 295/25 in front, with 19-inch wheels at all four corners. Along with the aero improvements, Dodge is claiming the Viper can pull a race-car-like 1.5Gs in higher-speed turns. Carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers add the stopping power that's greater or equal to the ACR's cornering performance.

    Dodge was also keen to reduce weight, taking some rather dramatic measures in the effort. The stereo has just three speakers, while the electric function was removed from the seats. Even the carpet has been replaced with a "lightweight" alternative.

    Finally, Dodge is offering up the innovative 1 of 1 customization it pioneered with the Viper GT earlier this year. That means that not only can you get the fastest Viper ever built, but it'll be entirely your own when you take delivery.
     

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  2. Love it!!
     
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  3. Second photo is 100% Forza Motorsport. Quite cool, although sideprofile would benefit from more accentueted sideskirts.
     
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  4. i dont like big spoilers
    id like a giant ducktail!
    i know i know, a ducks tail on a viper but i still like it
     
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  5. I like the Viper <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  6. I saw a new gts the other day. They just don't quite look right in person. I don't know what it is. But something is just off with the design.
     
  7. I like how hilariously large the centre deadzone is on the wheel
     
  8. Ridiculously aggressive, not sure how I like that for the regular ACR. ACR X maybe. I guess they're just not going to do the X this time?
     
  9. Looks awesome, I wanna see this in Oreca colours
     
  10. I thought Viper was no longer a Dodge product? Like Ram.
     
  11. they changed their mind when they realized that was a stupid idea
     
  12. As if that mattered to anyone.
     
  13. "i was going to get an acr, but since it no longer carries the prestigious dodge marque, a stamp of quality in the world of luxury motoring, i think ill give my money to the italians instead"
     

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