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wanna911 01-17-2010 04:26 PM

Viper ACR-X (FAST!!!)
 
Ran a 2:08.6 earlier this weekend at Sebring with Kuno Whitmer driving.

That's insanely fast for a car weighing over 3000 lbs.

ajcjr 01-17-2010 04:29 PM

any pictures, i love that car!!

Veloce Raptor 01-17-2010 04:39 PM

ACR-X is a helluva car, and Wittmer is a great shoe....but I believe the factory-claimed weight & engine power of this SPECIFIC pre-production car are not quite accurate. ;)






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wanna911 01-17-2010 04:49 PM

Probably right. It ran 1:30-1:31 at Leguna on R6's though which is realistic compared to the regular ACR which ran 1:33. On slicks that's high 1:20s'.

Point is at the very least, it's about Cup Car fast on similar tires. (maybe not the 2010). Which is astounding for a 110k car.


PS. I am not at Sebring, this came from one of the development guys posting on Viper Club. Therefore no pics.

Veloce Raptor 01-17-2010 05:00 PM

600+ stated HP (probably closer to 700 in pre-production form) and slicks sure would have no problem doing Cup times in the hands of a good driver. Sort of like "enhanced" cars that get stellar times on the 'Ring: the goal is to sell cars! :D






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wanna911 01-17-2010 05:15 PM

I agree, it's pretty easy to throw 700-800 hp + big df at something and run Cup times.

Still Kudos to Dodge for doing it anyways and making it available to everyone.

Veloce Raptor 01-17-2010 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by wanna911 (Post 7230555)
Still Kudos to Dodge for doing it anyways and making it available to everyone.



+1.

I will be at VIR in July when it has its formal debut. ;) You should come down, maybe I can give you a ride in one...






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wanna911 01-17-2010 05:24 PM

Is it a VRL event? If I can bring my car and drive I may come.

Veloce Raptor 01-17-2010 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by wanna911 (Post 7230568)
Is it a VRL event? If I can bring my car and drive I may come.



Yes. And yes. Didn't know you had one, sorry. July 10-11 (not sure yet about a Friday open track day). I will be doing some coaching, as well as acting as CDI (for the DE/Challenge time trials) and Chief Race Steward.






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wanna911 01-17-2010 05:36 PM

I don't have a Viper but if I'm not mistaken they allow other cars in the Driving School/Time Attack thing they do.

Veloce Raptor 01-17-2010 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by wanna911 (Post 7230585)
I don't have a Viper but if I'm not mistaken they allow other cars in the Driving School/Time Attack thing they do.


Yes, absolutely.






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IcemanG17 01-17-2010 07:44 PM

The ACR puts down VERY impressive times for a 3400lb + driver car...sure its got monster tires and HP, but still impressive times...

Veloce Raptor 01-17-2010 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by IcemanG17 (Post 7230868)
The ACR puts down VERY impressive times for a 3400lb + driver car...

Huh?

Factory lists the weight as 3,190 + driver.






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wanna911 01-17-2010 08:46 PM

Iceman, you are talking about the regular ACR which weighs 3375 or so. The ACR-X is the non street legal version which drops a couple hundred lbs. Same car, different variations. We were talking about the race car version of the ACR called the X

Asquared 01-17-2010 09:16 PM


Originally Posted by wanna911 (Post 7230555)
Still Kudos to Dodge for doing it anyways and making it available to everyone.

I think they might need the cash.

Good thing Marchionne is calling the shots at Chrysler, somehow I don't see Obama letting GM make a car like this.


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