• Nov 8th 2007 at 1:35PM
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A member of the Viper Club forum seems to have received his copy of the November 12 issue of AutoWeek earlier than everyone else. The weekly rag's cover car is the new Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer), which will officially be introduced at the LA Auto Show on November 13. The article inside gives us the first details on the ACR, which is the first Viper since 1999 to have this package as an option. Weight saving was a huge priority on this latest version, with lightweight wheels, street-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires, and two-piece Stoptech brakes that combined save 40 pounds. There is also a "hard core" package that deletes the audio system, underhood sound deadening material, trunk carpet, and the tire inflator. The door speakers are replaced with carbon fiber panels, and a lap timer can also be mounted where the stereo system used to be. In all, the "hard core" package drops another 40 pounds. In addition to going on a diet, the ACR package also includes adjustable KW Suspensions race coilovers, a new front roll bar, a removable 3-inch front splitter, and a massive carbon fiber adjustable rear wing that can be set to seven different positions. According to Chrysler, the ACR generates 1,000 pounds of downforce at 150 mph and can generate 1.5g while cornering. And best of all... it will be priced at under $100,000.

Thanks for the tip, Alvaro!

[Source: AutoWeek via ViperClub.org]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      That looks absolutely staggering.

      I'm looking forward to SRT making a new Challenger ACR, T/A and other variants.
      • 7 Years Ago

      I wonder how Chrysler/Dodge can make such a badass car, yet the rest of the lineup is utter garbage? This thing looks awesome!
        • 7 Years Ago
        No kidding, right?!
      • 7 Years Ago
      i heard there was going to be a new viper coming down the line but wow

      street legal racecar, i wonder how streetable it is?
      • 7 Years Ago
      This viper continues to widen the cap between what "real men" drive VS the corvette that has 50 somethings trying to caputure their youth.....
      • 7 Years Ago
      The quintessential American car at its very best
      • 7 Years Ago
      I laughed at the "huge priority" weight savings being a scant 80 pounds. Even with that, the thing still weighs a hefty 3,365 pounds...Hardly "street legal race car" stuff. Strap a gigantic wing, splitter, and some Pilot Sport Cup tires (essentially street-legal slicks) onto a Z06, and kiss this thing goodbye. Oh, and you wouldn't have to throw half the car away in the process. Hooray from being designed light from the get-go (3,132 pounds).
        • 7 Years Ago
        You're a little kid. Go and graduate from school so you can make money and appreciate cars instead of magazine racing them
        • 7 Years Ago
        So stating the facts makes me a "little kid"? Go educate yourself on the subject matter before trying to become an e-tough guy.

        To try and dispute that the Viper is a fat-ass even with a "massive" 80 pound weight reduction is just flat out stupid.

        This car is nothing special, and the same would easily be accomplished on the Z06. The tires alone would make an -incredible- difference (run-flats vs. street slicks). Finding that having a park bench rear wing and a 3-inch splitter generate downforce is hardly an amazing accomplishment either.

        Any way you slice it, those 1,000 pounds of downforce would be more effective on car carrying 200+ fewer pounds.

        Thanks for coming out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Makes that C6RS look ridiculously overpriced.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Howso? The C6RS has a complete interior, including sound deadening, stereo, heater, stereo, and air conditioning. It also weighs ~400 pounds less, while producing the same amount of power out of a conservatively tuned engine (to retain everyday driveability. Not to mention it's completely rebodied, whereas this just has a wing and a splitter tacked onto the regular Viper.

        Hardly comparable.
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