While the next generation Dodge Viper has already started out testing for 2013 launch, the previous models shows it’s still got a lot to live for by setting a new lap record at Miller Motorsports Park.
A street legal 2010 Dodge Viper ACR driven by Dodge road racer Kuno Wittmer set a record lap of 1:59.995 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, on Monday, breaking the 2-minute mark. This is the first time that a production car manages to lap the 3.048-mile track. This record is 4 seconds faster than the previous production car lap record of 2:03.86, set by Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
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“It’s amazing to come to this world-class track and shatter the production car lap record by almost 4 seconds,” said Bryan Viger, Head of Dodge Motorsports. “We brought our street-legal Viper ACR to see what Kuno could do behind the wheel, and on his second lap he’d already gone faster than the single lap record.”
A veteran behind the wheel of the Viper on and off the track, Wittmer continues to be impressed by the performance of the Dodge Viper ACR. “Wow, what an awesome supercar!” the Montreal native said after exiting the car. “The Viper ACR is such a blast to drive at the limit, and I can honestly say that I didn’t leave an inch out there on the track and was barely braking in the corners.”