And it is as fast as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it is.
FCA has officially pulled the wraps off the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR and this has now become the fastest street-legal track Viper ever put together. As you can see for yourselves from the images posted below, the impressive ride has received aerodynamic upgrades which also help it stand out from a crowd, being also available with the Extreme Aero Package, which is producing the highest aerodynamic downforce on a production car. The model in question has also received the upgraded suspension system, the new Carbon Ceramic brakes with the 6-piston brake calipers, the specially designed high-performance tires and several other tweaks.
Dodge says that almost a ton of downforce is produced as the car’s maximum speed of 285 km/h (177 mph) and that the racing tuned suspension system is getting the coilover Bilstein shocks with ten different settings and up to 3 inches of height adjustment, making quite a difference compared to the stock ride. The tires are Kumho Ecsta and have wrapped the 19-inch wheels on all corners, with 295/25 in front and 355/30 at the rear. The vehicle is said to get up to 1.5Gs in higher-speed turns, which is similar to a race car.
In an attempt to drop the weight of the new Viper ACR, Dodge has left only three speakers to the audio system and the electric function from the seats has been removed too. The carmaker has even replaced the carpet with the “lightweight” alternative. The unique dashboard plaque finished in carbon fiber, the new high-grip seats, the silver or Header Red accent stitching choice and several other tweaks are also noticeable here. Power is being provided by an 8.4 liter V10 engine, producing 645 HP (474 kW) and 813 Nm (600 lb-ft) of torque, connected to the Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual transmission.