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The Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR is a racing machine, that's what the three letter suffix denotes (American Club Racer), of course. You don't even have to be within 100 feet of the Viper ACR to know what it is, that wing on the back clues you in. Somewhere, a 737 is missing an elevator flap. If you were to somehow miss the gigantic horizontal stabilizer, the ACR's paint scheme with its wicked-looking asymmetrical stripes announce what it is from a mile away.

The current Viper enjoys a reputation as a natural at the track, though it needs to be handled with a steady, heavy hand. The ACR strips a lot of equipment away in the name of weight savings, and some componentry is swapped out to bring unsprung mass down, as well. The result is a car with even sharper responses than the already born-to-run "regular" Viper. PentastarVideo has supplied us with a very entertaining video, apparently from Chrysler Design Veep Ralph Gilles, of some ACRs ripping it up at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, Louisiana. Here we sit, using a corporate high-speed internet connection to live vicariously through a heavily compressed piece of video media. Oh cruel world, why can't we just have a Viper and a road course at our disposal?

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice car, but not much "ripping it up" in this video. I'm disappointed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "The current Viper enjoys a reputation as a natural at the track"

      The current Viper enjoys a reputation for having lots of grip, but being unforgiving and violent at the limit with understeer abruptly turning to snap oversteer. That's not exactly a reputation for being a natural at the track...
      • 7 Years Ago
      You need to check your facts, Geek. The '08 Vipers have 600HP via new heads, injection, cam, etc.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Also, I thought the '08's have the new cam-in-cam adj. timing--so they're pretty computerized.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man, that rear wing would look bitchin' on my PT Cruiser!
      • 7 Years Ago
      A simple in car cam shot would have been nice. The editing left much to be desired, what with changing cameras every 4 seconds or so.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Only two moments of oversteer? I expected better. I'm with Franz. And I'd expect better sound quality from a professional production company. But still entertaining.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Often forgotten... all these new cars this year announced with 450, 500 horsepower, which Dodge has been doing with the Viper since 92, with the concept dating back to 1989! I would like to see them break from tradition and computerize it as the newer Vettes are done, but I think a lot of die hard fans would disagree with me :) Mine can be a bit of a challenge to drive, these guys make it look easy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      sick! @ mike, yes AFAIK they are street legal. i'm pretty sure the old ACR was.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Damn those are sweet! Are they street legal?
      • 7 Years Ago
      absolutely.bad.ass.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You say you own one, yet know nothing about it. I call B.S.
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