Video: A Hot Lap in the Dodge Viper ACR-X with Ralph Gilles

Dodge Brand President and CEO Ralph Gilles is behind the wheel of a Dodge Viper ACR-X in this video taken at the Virgina International Raceway. This video shows Gilles reaching 165 mph in around 1 minute and 35 seconds, while Powertrain Communications Manager Nick Cappa shoots the video and holds on for dear life.

The special edition Dodge Viper ACR-X is powered by the same SRT developed 8.4 Liter V10 as the standard super car, except that a set of factory tuned headers and a less restrictive exhaust system give the ACR-X a 40 HP kick in the pants meaning that there is a total of 640 HP on tap. Combine that with a weight savings of 160 pounds despite the addition of a roll cage and you’ve got an even more challenging track ready machine. The car is priced at $110,000.


10 comments:

Ping, I guess so. Let’s watch the video again to find out. Tommi, we have to check its features, I think its gorgeous. Well, we have different taste so I don’t think each of us will debate on this one.

The price of this car is very affordable; at $110,000! I already seen the footage and its really awesome that Gilles reach around 165mph for only one minute and 35 seconds. It is really one of the standard super car known for its amazing features.

I suddenly remember the Ford GT, maybe a rival for all Viper, Corvettes and C5Rs.

ow did they end up calling it a taurus in the first place?

dang.. i really love the viper’s engine, its roar is like a music into my ears. to be honest the Vipers is a lot more fun to drive than the stinking pagani zonda.

I still don’t understand why they called this the Taurus. It should be a Crown Victoria ... it even looks like a Crown Victoria.

Personally I like the regular SRT-10 w/ no splitter or wing and chrome wheels. Has sleek sexy looks, and can blast past 200. Yes, please.

This is BS! I was waiting for the money to buy one of those someday, now they’re going to be even more expensive as collector items. Life is not fair! :’(

Its sounds like a king of the road. I like the video! Hopefully, next time I wish I’ll see a solid mounted, not-so-shaky Race-Keeper video and
with data.

Yes the Viper ruled until the C5R came along ...then they were toast. The Viper was very much restricted and weight handicapped but the
Corvettes have been restrained and restricted even more.

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