If you can remember, back at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Dodge promised a few special edition variations of their Dodge Viper for the 2010 model year. Well here’s one of them, the SRT10 ACR-X, a track tuned Viper designed specifically for enthusiasts who want to hit the track and can stand to part with $110,000.
Based on the already popular wild winged American Club Racer, the 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. Other items that make the car race track safe aside from the jungle gym are a lone racing bucket, Momo Corse steering wheel and self sealing fuel cell in case things get a little hairy. You can expect to see the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X when it make an on track debut in the summer of 2010.
UPDATE 06/17/2010: 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. Watch the video after the jump to see exactly how a Dodge ACR-X is born.
UPDATE 07/15/2010: Dodge Brand President and CEO Ralph Gilles sat behind the wheel of a Dodge Viper ACR-X at the Virgina International Raceway. Gilles was able to reach 165 mph in around 1 minute and 35 seconds, while Powertrain Communications Manager Nick Cappa shoots a video of the whole ordeal and holds on for dear life. Check out the video after the jump.
UPDATE 02/22/2012: As we all patiently wait for the new generation SRT Viper to debut in April at the 212 New York Auto Show, the previous generation Viper ACR-X has just established a new record at the Nurburgring race track. The sports car managed to lap the ’Ring in an impressive 7:03.058. This is a 10-second advantage over its road-going sibling – the SRT Viper ACR .
Check out the video after the jump!
Press release after the jump.