• Apr 24, 2008


Click above to view Hennessey's Viper ACR upon delivery

Gearheads across the country are crossing off days on the calendar until May 2 when One Lap of America returns. The annual event, for those unfamiliar, takes participants across the country on a Cannonball-style rally competing on racetracks and road courses scattered along the way. Dodge always makes a strong showing at One Lap, and the team at the company's SRT workshop planned on entering two vehicles this year: a Challenger and a Viper. Time and resources being limited however, Dodge SRT turned to noted Viper tuner John Hennessey to help prepare a brand spankin' new Viper ACR – unveiled just this past November in LA – for the event. To that end, Dodge sent the first Viper ACR off the assembly line to Hennessey, who is now undertaking the task of preparing the car for the race next week. With SRT chief Erich Heuschle driving the Challenger, multiple SCCA national champion and SRT engineer Chris Winkler will be piloting the Viper. Considering that, as John H. points out, Hennessey Vipers came in second place the past two years running, the new ACR promises to put up a good snake fight for the honors this time around.

[Source: Viper Alley]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      That gut is a crook and con artist Worse is in all these years he has never won in any racing series.
      In fact he also is a coward.
      In 1996 we put on a ZR-1 / Viper topgun shootout at a drag strip in Ca.
      For 3 months this big mouth posted all over the internet how he was attending and would kick all out asses.

      In the end he never showed and the vipers that attended mostly because they thought he would be there with big balls got their asses whipped.

      In a Open Road Race in Texas he shows up crashes a viper that took out 2 blocks of a ranchers fence.
      In the end the viper was one of his customers who did not even know the car was being driven and John H took car home, painted it and never told the car owner.

      2 years later, same event, bunch of cops were walking around where all the race cars were parked asking if we seen John H, when we asked why they said they had an outstanding arrest warrant on him.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hennessey, not a cool guy. But I can't wait to see what this ACR can do on the track! People keep going on and on about the ZR1, GTR, Ferrari Scuderia, Porsche GT2 and the like but I think this ACR will equal or better all of them. If the Viper is down for the count let's hope it goes out with a bang.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Enough with the Hennessey posts, he's a freaking crook.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The amount of thieving and ripping off Hennessey does is also automotive news. Its even more important news because it can help save someone thousands of dollars and huge headaches. But AB doesn't report on this... Instead they just happily post his press releases giving him more chances to lure in unsuspecting victims.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Amen,

        Autoblog, get off this crook's cock.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't understand why autoblog has to give this scumbag any publicity, there's plenty of auto news to keep them busy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I would much rather hear about a CAR hennessey built than some Porshe-designed refridgerator or something gay like that. At least this is actual automotive news.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Btw, that Viper ACR in those pics is not a Hennessey version. It's just a regular ACR at a Dodge stealership.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hennessey's Vipers lack a hood, wheels, and are usually covered with a tarp in the back of the garage.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's all he's runing in the race, maybe with a few mods. How this is news I'll never know. There's 100 far more interesting stories in the lap of america.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, yeah Hennessey sucks and stuff.............

      I can't wait to see what this thing does around the track...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ya it'll be interesting to se the posts from owers saying "hey those are my wheels/hood/exhaust pipes, wtf"
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like the stripes were applied by crackheads. ;)
        • 6 Years Ago
        You like what he's done with vipers? What is it you like, the part where he takes customer's cars and sells part of them without permission or the way he never actually delivers what people order if they are our of state or not associated with a magazine that can draw more victims for his scams?
      • 6 Years Ago
      You folks behave like a set of bimbos from the cast of "Mean Girls". It about the car. Couldn't give a bucket of crap either way about what Mr. Hennessey did, done or is about to do.

      I will be keeping an eye out for both the Hennessey prepped ACR Viper and the Challenger SRT.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hennessey has pissed off many people, everywhere you go you will find people letting others know what he truly is, so get used to it.

        How would you feel if he was using parts from your car on a demo car he was using for his own race?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The gear linkage came from a Viper in Colorado, the hood from another one in NY .. and the list goes on. Any Viper owners on here who can identify bits and pieces of their cars in these photographs? :D
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