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Video: 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Sets Laguna Seca Lap Record

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America does horsepower, it even does handling, but aside from the Corvette ZR1, it doesn't really do supercars--at least not in the modern sense of the word. But there are a few special cars out there, like the awesome 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR, which has apparently set the unofficial production car lap record at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California.

After six hot laps around the circuit, Chris Winkler, an SRT vehicle dynamics engineer, posted a blistering time of 1m 33.915s on his seventh lap (recorded by a Motech in-vehicle data recorder). This beats the previous record, held by the Devon GTX supercar, by more than a second, which is quite impressive given the relatively short track length of Laguna Seca.

Powered by an 8.4-liter, V-10 engine with 600 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque, the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR continues to offer extreme performance, including 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 4 seconds, a quarter-mile time in the mid 11-second range and 0-100-0 mph in 11 seconds flat.

The Devon GTX, incidentally, shares much in common with the Viper so it’s not surprising that the ACR, the fastest of the Vipers, is capable of such short Laguna Seca track times.

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  1. While the ACR is amazing machine, I think it crosses the line from really fast street car to a track day car they somehow managed to keep street legal. So at least to me when I compare the ACR's times to everyone else's I usually separate the ACR since all others it competes with are far far far more streetable.
     
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  2. I agree with the poster above, ACR is more of a track car than a street car. YES, it is street legal so it should be classified as such, but ACR is basically a track car with some directional lights and a legal all 50 States exhaust. I am sure the ACR that accomplished the feat are the competition hardcore package that eliminate the AC system also. No matter what the ACR's accomplishment in the Ring and here in Laguna are to be commended, but much like I discount the British build Radical SR8 around Nurburgring, I do also separate ACR's time from others that are more suitable street going machines.
     
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  3. I agree, a car with race parts bolted on it to increase downforce etc. is much different from an Enzo etc. that incorporates the downforce into the build of the cars under belly and body panels.
    Its been proven that other cars even with less power can match the ACR's times aslong as they have a similar wing, race suspension, and bodykit accessories.
    In other words, the ACR is nothing special at all, especially when a modded Civic hb, with all the same parts, can match its times.
    ACR at cw13 1:55.7 vs. Honda Civic Hb 1:55.8.
    So im sorry, i'll take the car that was bought and built with only $15k including buying the car itself, over the $100k car.
     
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  4. umm. so what you are sayingis that a civic with all the same parts, which technically then makes it a dodge viper, will have the same time as a dodge viper. omg, did you go to school to learn that if a=b and b=c then a=c!
    haha, i'm just kidding. but where did you get those facts. i wanna check it out
     
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  5. i'm a viper fan, and if it was that easy to it with such a car then how come bmw, mitsubishi, mazda, and mercedes, etc. haven't been able to make a cheap and fast car like that?
     
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  6. If you have the money to buy a $100k car than you have the right to say you don't like it......but if you don't have the ability to buy a $100k car,....then your opinion does not count. So if you do have the cash, then perhaps I can see your point. The Viper is more of an experience that few cars can duplicate. You will also get more looks from a Viper than you ever will from a Honda....hands down. I've had both.
     
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