Put back the champagne in the freezer, Lexus; you’re just-set record lap time of 7:14 around the Nurburgring has been broken. How’s it feel to hold one of the auto world’s most famous titles for less than a month?

You can blame Chrysler’s SRT team for that because the latter went to the ’Ring with only one thing in mind: get under 7:14 in one lap. And just as records are always meant to be broken regardless of how fresh they are, Chrysler’s Dodge Viper ACR blasted around the Nurburgring in a blistering time of 7:12. The exact time has yet to be released - there are tenths of seconds in that equation - but make no mistake, it’s more than a second faster than the 7:14.6 time the Lexus LF-A Nurburgring Package achieved earlier this month.

We are sure there are people over at the Lexus camp that are clearly not happy with this latest development. But like we said, records are meant to be broken. The Dodge Viper ACR has raised the bar and dropped the gauntlet on everybody else. Now its up to one of the rest to answer back.

UPDATE 09/27/2011: Chrysler has finally brought out the official confirmation for the Nurburgring record set by the Viper ACR on Sept. 14, 2011. "We’re extremely proud to set the lap record for a second time at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. "Our team returned to Germany knowing we’d left some time on the track when we set our first lap record, so this effort shows the incredible depth and capability the Viper ACR has by running a full 10 seconds faster than we did in 2008."


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  (683) posted on 12.15.2011

I can’t wait for the official video lap time. I want to watch it. smiley I think this car has good sounds of the engine and runs it great. I want to be a car racer with this car.

  (570) posted on 09.20.2011

Wow! Impressive car. It’s my first time to see like this style of the car. The design of this car is great and the color lining black is good for the color red car.

  (399) posted on 09.16.2011

Wow! This car is extremely rapid, a very pleasant to look into bumper, which reflects the strong complexion. A very nice combination of red and black color.

  (287) posted on 09.16.2011

Impressive car. The color of the car is great. Nice combination of color and the color of the rims are compatible with the body of the car.

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