Chrysler revealed a new editions of the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10, which is a stripped-down version of the normal Viper built only for track use. Called the Viper ACR-X, the car is a kind of tribute to the brand’s numerous victories in GT championships and Le Mans. It is powered by a tweaked version of Viper’s 8.4 liter V10 which churns out 640 hp. The ACR-X has already been around Laguna Seca raceway and managed to set a time of 1 minute 31 seconds, nearly 3 seconds faster than the road-going model.
Viper ACR-X has also been on a hard diet and is 160 pounds lighter than the standard SRT10. Being a track car, it is also dressed up like one, you get spoilers on the front, a big adjustable wing at the back and fat slick tiers.These parts improve downforce, while enhancing stability and significantly improving grip in high-speed cornering.
“The Dodge Viper ACR-X takes the performance attributes of Viper to an even higher level for a wide range of drivers starting with the grassroots racer all the way up to the professional,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand. “This project is a result of many years of performance engineering expertise from our SRT team, combined with the passion and dedication of Viper Nation, to keep the Viper racing tradition going strong on tracks around the country and the world.”
Since it’s a purpose built car for track enthusiasts, the SRT team has equipped it with a full racing cockpit where you get sport steering wheel covered in suede, a factory-made roll cage, race seats and harnesses.
The production of Viper SRT10 ACR-X will start in Spring 2010 with MSRP of around $110,000.