2017 Dodge Viper ACR Review – When Dodge showcased the Viper ACR Principle at the 2014 SEMA Show, I started to wonder whether Chrysler lastly realized that the ACR has to return at the top of Viper lineup. Come 2015, and its seems the ACR Idea was simply a teaser of things to come, as Dodge has actually just unveiled a new Viper ACR. The nameplate returns for the second time, and after a five-year hiatus, with an aerodynamic bundle that’s probably the most extreme in the Viper’s 22-year history.
The Dodge Viper ACR, brief for American Club Racing, was at first presented in 1999, 3 years into the 2nd generation of the V-10-powered sports car. Available as a coupe only, the ACR received a range of mechanical and aerodynamic updates for better efficiency at the track. Terminated for the third-gen Viper, the track-ready machine returned in 2008 with much more updates. In 2011, it lapped the Nurburgring track in 7 minutes and 12.13 seconds. Whether Dodge is out to set a brand-new benchmark at the ‘Ring is yet unidentified, but Dodge’s news release does speak about “unprecedented lap times.” And evaluating by the new aero bits contributed to the ACR, it would be more than capable to improve the previous benchmark on the Nordschleife and Join me in the review below for more details on the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR.
Not surprisingly, and the styling of the new Dodge Viper ACR is really familiar. Not just is it nearly identical to the SEMA Show concept automobile, it’s likewise comparable to the previous design offered from 2008 to 2010. As seen in the past, the aerodynamic bundle on the ACR adds a carbon-fiber splitter, carbon-fiber canards on each side of the bumper, and a race-spec vented hood, and fender gills. While the previous cars had one on each side, the brand-new ACR received 2. The Viper ACR‘s signature livery, likewise seen on the SEMA principle, rounds off the new sports automobile. The paint plan consists of a thick gloss-black center stripe that streams from nose to tail, matched by a balanced out Adrenaline Red stripe.
A bit of unforeseen news originates from the modification department, as Dodge included the ACR in the “1 of 1” Viper Program. This alternative enables Viper ACR clients to have “more than 25 million develop combinations” thanks to 8,000 outside color choices, and 24,000 custom stripe colors, and 11 wheel choices.
Dodge hasn’t launched pictures of the ACR’s interior, but it’s safe to presume the Viper’s basic cockpit was revised with emphasis on weight reduction. With that in mind, I anticipate a few of the vehicle’s benefit functions, consisting of the radio amplifier. Carbon fiber has most likely replaced every bezel on the dashboard.
The race seats, and steering wheel and the shifter have actually all been covered in Alcantara for much better grip, as showcased in the SEMA concept. The 2017 Dodge Viper ACR includes a Header Red stripe for the 12-o’clock position of the steering wheel, and a Stryker badge and a heritage ACR instrument panel badge with a carbon-fiber inlay.
Like its predecessor, the Viper ACR uses the very same drivetrain as other Viper in the present lineup. This suggests motivation is offered by the beastly 8.4-liter V-10 engine ranked at 645 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Doing all the moving is a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual gearbox. Racers who do not like rowing their own gears might also take it to Chevy for an eight-speed Corvette Z06, as Dodge isn’t really preparing on offering an automated transmission for the Viper anytime quickly. And I like that!
No word on performance figures yet, however the reduced weight and fine-tuned chassis must shave a couple of tenths off the Viper’s basic 3.3-second, 0-to-60 mph sprint. I ‘d state the ACR wouldn’t discover it tough to reach the exact same benchmark in 3.1 seconds, a bit quicker than the Corvette Z06’s 3.2 ticks with and the manual transmission. The ACR’s leading speed is likely identical to the Viper TA‘s at 193 miles per hour.
This is where the Dodge Viper ACR sticks out compared with other Vipers. Similar to the aerodynamic plan, the chassis was tuned to deliver maximum efficiency and withstand a complete day at the track. Keeping the Viper ACR on its best behavior is a set of aluminum-bodied, double-adjustable coil-over Bilstein race shocks particularly established for this automobile, a suspension bundle that supplies more than 3 inches of ride height modification, and unique suspension tuning and the ABS and five-mode ESC system was also specifically retuned for the ACR’s extra grip and severe aerodynamic package.
Bringing this bruiser to a stop are Brembo’s carbon-ceramic Matrix brakes with 15.4-inch and two-piece rotors at the front and 14.2-inch, two-piece discs at the back. The front brakes use six-piston Brembo calipers, and while the rear brakes employ four-piston calipers. The ACR’s outstanding grip originates from the Kumho Ecsta V720 high-performance tires, also developed specifically for this Snake. The tires include a special tread pattern and substances for front and rear and Dodge asserts screening revealed the brand-new rubber produces laps times that are 1.5 seconds much faster than routine race tires.
The 2017 Dodge Viper ACR is priced from 117,895 – leaving out location and gas drinker tax.