The Dodge Viper ACR – possibly the last hurrah of the very interesting American supercar – already has more than 13 lap records at different racetracks in the US, but has not made the trip to the famed Nurburgring in Germany.
The former generation 2011 Viper ACR, in case anyone forgot, did attempt – successfully – to record a speedy lap time on the Green Hell, and its time of 7:12:13 was unbroken for a number of years. Of course today the official (unofficially the Radical SR8LM has a nine second advantage) production series lap record is held by the decommissioned Porsche 918 Spyder, with a blistering fast 6:57:00. Dodge fans are now arguing that the still new Viper ACR can reclaim the honors, so a group has decided to use a GoFundMe campaign in a bid to cover the expenses for two ACRs that would make the trip to Germany.
The Viper Owners Association needs $159,000 to fund all the expenses – from track rental, driver payment to shipment of the two cars. If the case is closed successfully, the attempt will take place in April this year, and they’re doing it with support from Texas dealer Viper Exchange allowing the use of both cars free of charge. Viper production is coming to an abrupt end soon, so the ACR needs to hurry – and use its credentials: 8.4-liter V10 packing 645 horsepower (480 kilowatts) and as much as 600 pound-feet (813 Newton-meters) of torque.