Dodge announced plans to release a 2016 Viper American Club Racer with 645 horsepower and 600 foot-pounds of torque—a purpose-built track car that is still street-legal.
The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR will feature an 8.4L V10 engine typical of other Viper models.
Engineers improved the performance of the 2016 Viper ACR by improving the vehicles brake system, tires, and aerodynamics. The car produces about one ton of downforce at 177 miles-per-hour—three times the down force of the Viper TA 2.0.
The brake system is comprised of Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers for the front brakes and four-piston calipers in the rear. The car sits on 19-inch Kumho Ecsta V720 tires. It features an aerodynamics package that includes an adjustable rear wing, a rear diffuser, new dive planes, a new front splitter, and a new hood—most of which are made from carbon fiber for vehicle weight reduction.
Production will begin on the new Viper ACR in the third quarter. No vehicle price has been announced.
“The Viper has always been more of a street-legal race car than a track-capable street car,” said Dodge President and CEO Timothy Kuniskis. “Our goal is to arm our enthusiasts with the ultimate Viper track car to dominate road courses around the world.”
If you are interested in how the Dodge Viper is built, you can check out this story and video from USA Today.