2016 Dodge Viper ACR Revealed
The Dodge Viper is one of the most famous sports cars to come out of America. First released in 1992, the Viper has captured the hearts of enthusiasts around the world. Famous for having the largest capacity production engine, the Viper is currently in its fifth generation. In 1999, for the second generation Viper, Dodge released a high performance version called the Viper ACR (American Club Racing). The second version of the Viper ACR was then released for the fourth generation, which continued to thrill fans. And now, for the fifth generation car, the legendary name is back. Welcome the most potent street legal Viper ever built.
The 2016 Viper ACR will be powered by a 8.4 litre V10 producing 645 HP and 814 Nm of torque, which Dodge claims is the highest torque produced by any naturally aspirated engine. This engine is mated to a Tremec TR6060 six speed manual transmission. The new Extreme Aero package has resulted in 1 ton of downforce acting on the car at 280 km/hr. Dodge also claims this is the highest aerodynamic downforce produced in any production car.
The car rides on 19 inch wheels fitted with Kumho Ecsta V720 high performance tires developed specially for the Viper ACR. The suspension package includes aluminium bodied, Bilstein race shocks developed specifically for the car. This works in conjunction with the ride height adjustment to give optimal weight transfer and handling performance. The new Viper ACR is capable of sustaining 1.5 g forces on high speed turns. Stopping power is provided by new Brembo Carbon Ceramic brakes which measures 390mm at the front and 360mm at the rear.
The ultimate Viper track car is available via a ‘1 of 1’ customization program that allows customers to choose between 25 million combinations. The 2016 Viper ACR will be hand built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit and is expected to go on sale later this year.
Source – GTSpirit