The metamorphosis of a car like the Dodge Viper from its standard ACR model to the beastly race track machine ACR-X is quite a fascinating sight to see. In this video, we’re going to see exactly how a Dodge ACR-X is born.
For starters, it’s worth noting that the ACR-X is completed at the same facility as the Viper Competition Coupe race cars, except that unlike the latter, which is built from scratch in this facility, the ACR-X is assembled at the plant’s Conner Ave. facility and sent over to this place to be retrofitted with a bunch of standard racing kits like a roll cage, competition fuel cell, fire suppression system, brake cooling ducts, a larger front brake rotor, extra dive planes, and larger brakes, effectively turning it into a slithering 640 horsepower track-ready machine. One thing that the two models have in common is the racing seat, which is used in both models and has had a lot of safety developments done on it.
According to Gary Johnson, Dodge Motorsports’ road racing manager, the whole process of building an ACR-X costs about half of what it normally costs to build the Competition Coupes. He also mentions that each of the cars are sold to individual customers where they can choose their own color for the car as well as what size of seat - Dodge is offering two sizes - they’d want put in.