Dodge unveiled the fourth generation Viper SRT10 ACR a the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2007, bringing what would essentially be the last model presented before a whole new breed of Viper comes out in 2012. The Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR is a 600 hp street-legal Viper engineered to dominate on the race track and also provide for an exciting trip back home. The Viper went on sale in the second quarter of 2008 at a price of no less than $100,000.

"With the all-new 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR, SRT has taken the ultimate American sports car and injected it with an extra dose of racing DNA," said Mike Accavitti, Director - Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing and Communications, Chrysler LLC. "With the Viper SRT10 as the starting point, SRT engineered a combination of reduced weight, race-tuned suspension and aerodynamic improvements to create the ultimate Viper for the street and track."

UPDATE 09/15/2011: Put back the champagne in the freezer, Lexus; you’re just-set record lap time of 7:14 around the Nurburgring has been broken. Chrysler’s SRT team 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.

More details on the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR after the jump.

  • 2008 - 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
  • Year:
    2008- 2010
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    aluminum V-10
  • Transmission:
    Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    600 HP
  • Torque @ RPM:
    560 lb-ft
  • Displacement:
    8400 L
  • Price:
    98,110
  • car segment:

Exterior

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The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR has to be functional on and off the track so there was great care taken in providing the essential elements needed to make this happen. The SRT10 ACR features a variable geometry "fanged" front splitter, an adjustable rear wing sculpted by CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and optimized front dive planes. The front splitter includes three removable rub strips that provide protection and wear resistance, while the stainless steel tension cables provide enough support to absorb the energy from minor upward deflections.

In term of aerodynamics, the street-legal racer will make good use of the high-performance autoclaved carbon-fiber to reduce weight. The splitter and dive planes feature a clear-coated carbon-fiber weave on all Viper SRT10 ACR models.

The 2008 Viper SRT10 ACR features a signature two-tone paint scheme with a black center section. There is an optional driver’s stripe available which features a sewn leather accent on the steering wheel. If you don’t fancy two-tone paint, then there is also a monotone paint scheme that features a body-color rear wing and dual painted Viper stripes. The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR is available in five colors: Viper Red, Viper Black, Viper Violet, Viper Bright Blue Metallic, and Viper Very Orange.

Lightweight filler panels replace the front fog lamps and gloss black lightweight forged aluminum Sidewinder wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup DOT-approved (street-legal) race tires finish off the exterior of the Viper.

Interior

2008 - 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Interior
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Inside the SRT10 ACR can be turned into a pure racer with an optional "Hard Core" package that strips the car of its audio system, underhood silencer pad, trunk carpet and tire inflator to reduce weight. The radio is replaced by a lightweight cover that can be configured to mount the included lap timer. The door speakers are replaced by lightweight carbon-fiber panels. These eliminations allow the Viper to be an additional 40 lbs. lighter, putting the SRT10 ACR model at 80lbs. lighter total for real street-legal race-ready performance (SRT10 ACR was already 40lbs lighter than standard model).

Engine

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The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR is powered by the Viper SRT10’s new 8.4-liter aluminum V-10 engine that produces a stimulating 600 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine comes with cylinder heads equipped with Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC)-shaped combustion chambers, large valves, and Variable Valve Timing (VVT), which electronically adjusts when the exhaust valves are open and closed according to engine speed and load.

This engine is mated to a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission known as the TR6060. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a GKN ViscoLok speed-sensing limited-slip differential.

The 2009 SRT10 ACR was put through its paces at the Nurburgring and clocked in a record time of 7:22.1. Kuno Wittmer piloted a street legal 2010 Dodge Viper ACR to a record lap of 1:59.995 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, on Monday, April 11, breaking the 2-minute mark for the first time in a production car on the 3.048-mile Outer Course configuration.

Suspension and Brakes

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Under the hood the SRT10 ACR features a suspension that includes adjustable coil-over racing dampers from KW Suspensions and two way adjustable shocks. The dampers and forks are made from solid aluminum billet and are optimized for increased weight reduction and performance.
Stopping power for the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR comes from StopTech two-piece, slotted lightweight rotors combine with the Viper SRT10’s Brembo calipers. This setup reduces rotating inertia and unsprung mass, improves brake cooling, and significantly reduces fade even under extreme conditions. The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR stops from 60 mph in less than 100 feet.

Safety and Security

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  • Adjustable Pedals
  • Advanced Multi-stage Front Air Bags with Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • BeltAlert
  • Center High-mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
  • Constant Force Retractors (CFR)
  • Energy-absorbing Steering Column
  • Interior Head-impact Protection
  • Knee Bolsters
  • Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Three-point Seat Belts with Pretensioners
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)

Pricing

The Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR will be hand built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, with sales starting at about $98,000.

Records

Kuno Wittmer piloted a street legal 2010 Dodge Viper ACR to a record lap of 1:59.995 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, on April 11, 2011, breaking the 2-minute mark for the first time in a production car on the 3.048-mile Outer Course configuration. The previous record was held by a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 with a time of 2:03.86. You can check out the video of this record by scanning the main image and clicking on the picture with the appropriate title. There are two videos showcasing this lap: one shows the lap from a fan’s perspective and the other shows the lap through an in-camera view. The second video also has an interview with driver, Kuno Wittmer.

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  • Leave it
    • * No power upgrade, surprising for ACR
    • * Creature comforts are stripped from interior
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23 comments:

  (858) posted on 12.21.2011

Having a v10 technology is not bad, and I think it helps so that this car could boost its power. However, in return of high-speed ,this car is freaking gas guzzler.

  (427) posted on 12.7.2011

The color combination is so perfect for the angst and aggressive appearance of this Dodge Viper. Well, just too bad that they didn’t upgrade the engine of this, but it was still quite satisfying.

  (502) posted on 11.23.2011

It looks like a Ford Mustang vehicle because of its exterior detailing and with its exotic graphic design. Anyway, the air intakes of this Viper only add more aggressive looks for it, and I’m glad that it also had an impressive engine output.

  (466) posted on 11.21.2011

The air intake of this Viper vehicle is really so perfect for this sports car! I’m also glad to know that it had tons of safety features, which is truly necessary for this kind of car.

  (474) posted on 10.2.2011

The white Dodge Viper version look more competitive and significant. Design is more appropriate, while on its extra details bumper and headlights gives more lively features to the car.

  (777) posted on 05.30.2011

Wow, that video is really one heck of a ride. I have always known that Vipers are rather fast machines, but I am totally surprised by the performance shown by this baby.

  (383) posted on 05.12.2011

Well, I have to say that both Viper and ZR1 have an amazing figure performance. However, putting to test their engine is the best way to know who really rule over the race track.
I bet this record attempt wouldn’t stop until there are still room to boost the power of these cars!

  (412) posted on 05.12.2011

It seems that Viper really prepares for this record breaking lap! However, I don’t think that they need to celebrate for this 2 minute difference with the record of the ZR1. I bet Chevy wouldn’t let the Viper hold the title for the long run. I bet they will return for a more powerful and speedy car!

  (434) posted on 05.9.2011

I just wonder what are the part that they have removed in the interior to make this car lighter..I think.. However, I will not comment further in the design of this car for the only thing that matter here is the speed.

  (613) posted on 05.9.2011

For a muscle car, I think the performance of this car is kind of outstanding. Having a v10 technology is not bad and I think it helps so that this car could boost its power. However, in return of high speed ,this car is freaking gas guzzler.

  (541) posted on 05.6.2011

Yeah, i have seen that video that you were talking about and if i could remember
the old model of the Viper ruled over a race in a newer version. This model would be iconic in
the history of the Dodge.

  (473) posted on 05.6.2011

I thought they have already killed this model and they have put the Dodge Supersnake as the successor. Well, I really don’t have a doubt on the performance of this car for I have seen on how it perform in the race track!

  (17) posted on 05.13.2009

Did you know that after DYNO, the car actually kicks out 642 HP and not the 600HP that Dodge claims? haha no wonder why this ACR is soo darn fast !

Readdo101  (3) posted on 03.7.2008

that is one good looking car......
i wonder if they have any spare...

Readdo101  (6023) posted on 03.7.2008

man dat car is cool....i need dat car....4 real...

Readdo101  (6) posted on 02.1.2008

Love the new look as well. This is beast, just like " Thereal " said.

Readdo101  (6) posted on 02.1.2008

This is a BA car. LOVE THE SPEED AND POWER!!!!

Readdo101  (133) posted on 11.13.2007

this car lookin MAD!!!!!

badestofthebad  (608) posted on 11.12.2007

they should’ve increased its horsepower

badestofthebad  (11) posted on 11.8.2007

Bad car! I like the 2 waves shape on the roof, reminds me the old GT40

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