/Official: 2016 Dodge Viper ACR

Official: 2016 Dodge Viper ACR

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Straight from the 8 Mile Road and Chrysler’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant comes the new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR. It is the pride of Detroit, this car, and rightly so. The ACR is basically a road-legal version of the Viper GTS-R race car.

Packing an 8.4 liter V10 engine, the new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) puts 645 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque at the disposal of your right foot. The power is delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed old-school manual gearbox, and it can take the car to a top speed of nearly 180 mph.

The ACR differs from normal Viper and the Time Attack version in the sense that it features a toned-down version of the racing aero kit from the GTS-R with lightweight body panels and prominent aero parts such as front splitter, vented hood and wings, rear diffuser, and a large rear wing. It also features sport uprated suspension system and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.

Despite being mainly a track car, 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is not a completely stripped-out car. You still get a stereo, air con, and infotainment system. But the carpets are now made from lighter weight material and the seat are manual – small price to pay really for what you gain in terms of performance.

“The motto of the Conner Avenue plant is ‘dedicated people building dreams’,” said Doug Gouin, Conner Avenue Assembly Plant Manager, FCA US LLC. “The plant is filled with some of the most amazing car builders in the auto industry, building a vehicle that most people can only aspire to. The workers here are craftspeople, committed to delivering the best quality vehicle possible to our customers. Some of them are Viper owners themselves, so the job becomes very personal. They know they are keepers of the Viper legacy.”

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