• This 2009 Dodge Viper ACR Is Basically Brand New

Now’s your chance to add a mint-condition American legend to your garage

On August 31, 2017, FCA shut down the Conner Assembly Plant in Michigan and the Dodge Viper was officially axed because it couldn’t meet new safety regulations.

Is the Viper dead, though? Not really. Yes, Dodge isn’t making it anymore, but the carmaker managed to sell four Vipers in 2020, according to a report by MotorTrend. While it’s unclear how those units were snagged by new owners, if you’re really looking to get your hands on a special Viper, check out this 2009 Viper ACR.

This 2009 Dodge Viper ACR Is Basically Brand New Exterior
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This 2009 Viper ACR expected to fetch between $125,000 and $150,000 at Mecum’s INDY 2021 auction and the best part about it – other than it being a Viper wearing the ACR badge – is the low mileage displayed on the odometer.

As it turns out, whoever bought this car didn’t have the time to properly enjoy it and only did about 930 miles with it.

Not only that, but the car’s auction card describes its state as “pristine”. The engine is the familiar 8.4-liter V-10 good for 600 horsepower mated to a six-speed manual.

This 2009 Dodge Viper ACR Is Basically Brand New Drivetrain
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2009 Dodge Viper ACR specifications
Engine 8.4-liter V-10
Power 600 HP
Torque 560 LB-FT
Transmission six-speed manual
0 to 60 mph 3.6 seconds
Top Speed 173 mph


The ACR, however, was given special attention in the aerodynamics department so that it generates 10 times the downforce of a standard model – about 1,000 pounds at 150 mph
. It also has fully-adjustable KW coilover racing shocks, a stiffer front sway bar and StopTech slotted brake discs paired with SRT-10 Brembo calipers.

Delving deeper into the body mods, the front splitter is a carbon fiber component – just like the adjustable rear wing and the front canards, while grip comes from a set of Michelin Sport Cup tires. Mind you, the Viper ACR is not for the faint hearted or for those that don’t know what they’re doing behind the wheel.

This 2009 Dodge Viper ACR Is Basically Brand New Exterior
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However, those not looking to take it to the track every week can still enjoy the casual Sunday drive since the ACR still offers some level of comfort via air conditioning, a CD player, and leather-wrapped seats.

Source: Mecum Auctions

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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