Dodge Viper Could Remain In Production In Track-Only Form

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR

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 The 2010 Dodge Viper is the last year that Chrysler will produce the current Viper. There is no word exactly what will be in store for the V-10 supercar’s future, but there is some hope that the viper will continue on in race form.

In an video staring Dogde’s CEO Ralph Gilles, the immediate future of the Viper is discussed. While the customer ordered one-off SRT-10s and ACRs are briefly mentioned, it’s the ACRX that gets most of the attention.

The stop-gap car comes with a 40 more horsepower, a full race interior, a host of downforce generating devices, and a reduced weight of 3,300 pounds. The price of the race car comes in at $112,000, which is actually reasonable for a powerful spec-racer with full factory support. While all the ACRXs have been sold, Dodge is considering building more because of the demand behind them.

Giles explains the upcoming Dodge Viper Cup Series as really showcasing the car’s performance. In all other forms of racing, the Viper has been restricted in order to meet regulations in classes like the FIA’s GT2. The Viper Cup will allow the car to run at full power and should provide close competition.

With increasing demands on emission and fuel economy regulations, this could be the end of the thirsty V-10 powered Dodge Viper, but building a race car is a nice way to send it off.

[Source: Chrysler]

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