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Click above for a high-res gallery of the record-breaking Dodge Viper ACR

As Will Ferrell once said, "If you've got it, flaunt it." The boys at SRT are quite proud of the Viper ACR's 7:22.1 run of the Nürburgring, and they have brought the car out to Chicago to let everyone know who sits atop the podium. We would've assumed it was just your everyday Viper ACR except that the team that set the record has signed the carbon fiber rear wing including the driver, SRT engineer Tom Coronel. The record-setting run, which was done back in August, bested the likes of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (7:22.4), Maserati MC12 (7:24.3), Pagani Zonda F Clubsport (7:24.7) and Ferrari Enzo (7:25.3). We've included a new gallery of the car from the show and embedded the video of the lap after the jump in case you missed it the first time around.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Umm, the ACR is supposed to be a track car that can be driven on the street legally, if it wasnt it would be a regular viper srt-10.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car was also at Philly Auto Show.

      See photos at my Flickr account:

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/l3it3r/3257222947/in/set-72157613426665848/
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why no mention of it beating the GT-R in the AB post? That was the topic of All Time for like 3 months. You at least have to mention it.

      Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (7:22.4), Maserati MC12 (7:24.3), Pagani Zonda F Clubsport (7:24.7) and Ferrari Enzo (7:25.3)....

      Oh wait... the GT-R is at 7:29...
        • 6 Years Ago
        The ZR1 ran a 7:26. Check your sources.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The 7:22 ZR1 run is a hoax. It is sad that autoblog doesn't double-check their sources.

      And Tom Coronel isn't an SRT engineer... he's a hired gun that went out and threw together a so-so lap and then said "hey we beat the ZR1 let's go get a beer" instead of going after the perfect lap.

      Kudos to the SRT team for building and selling this kind of badassery.

      Cheers,
      Andi
      • 6 Years Ago
      All that down force and only a few tenths quicker than a ZR1 :) What a shame ..

      But for real .. awesome car! But you would have to be crazy to buy one, considering it's a track car only!! What's the point?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree, 3-4 seconds is no big deal.

        That only matters if you're being paid to win. Which I'm pretty sure none of us are. So buy the car you like.


        The only cars that I really think this sucks for are the ones that cost 2-5x as much. :)

        • 6 Years Ago
        damn .. i was hoping nobody knew about that ;)

        lol .. but in reality, 4 seconds on the ring isn't a whole lot. however, when it comes to bragging rights, it is more than enough.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The 7:22-ish time for the ZR1 was verified as being almost certainly made-up. Read through the comments on the link. Get to page 2-3 and you'll see what I mean.

        The reference showed up on Wikipedia for about 5 minutes, citing another source. When you went to look at the other source, it cited Wikipedia.

        Somebody had fun with us forum-fodder. We all got fooled.

        Unless anyone can prove it with a real GM or magazine-released info, I'd say it almost certainly didn't happen, and the ACR is still a solid several seconds faster.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sorry, it wasn't Wikipedia, it was some arabic website out of Dubai or something.

        Either way, they had 'verifiers' playing round-robin citing source after source, but never actually showing a video, press release, driver interview, nothing.

        ABG bit, and we all took it at face value. It didn't happen.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah I also saw this in Philly. Pretty cool to see the actual car that holds the record. Glad I was in the "5%" of the American public who actually know what the Nurburgring is and the tremendous feat this car accomplished.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks so bad ass.......
      • 6 Years Ago
      awesome car, saw it at the Philly show on Sunday.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The only lap times I count are ones done by the Stig.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Eat it, ZR1 fanatics. I know you know it, but people like to forget. The Viper is a real beast of a car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Viper...Corvette...either way I'm a happy American ;)
        • 6 Years Ago
        this viper had suspension mods and aero adjustments done to it and only beat the vette by 3 10ths. eat that!
        • 6 Years Ago
        this viper had suspension mods and areo adjustments and only beat the vette by 3 10ths eat that.
        • 6 Years Ago
        haha! don't even go there. You can't compare a track car to a road car. Comparing the ACR to the ZR1 is like comparing the C6-R to the ACR .. it's stupid. We all know the ACR handles like a dream, but that's what it's built for. The ZR1 was built for handling, speed, and comfort .. it can actually be driven on the road, and is just as supple as a standard C6.
      • 6 Years Ago
      here it is, like i said the viper had suspension mods areo adjustments and i read somewhere it had semi slick tires and only beat the vette by 3 10ths. the vette completely stock did 7:26 with a gm test driver and 7:22.4 with jan magnussen c6r driver. the vette beats the viper 0-60,0-100,1/4 mile,skidpad g's,has the best braking of any car and has the boniville salt flats record for a production car mph in 1 mile at 167!!!......so you viper fans can go pout in a corner now.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Go check your sources and maybe you'll realize that 7:22 time you've been spouting off isn't real... Furthermore complaining about "mods" that are part of the ACR package and come on the car from the factory is quite moronic. What you should be complaining about is GM's tire choice for the ZR1...
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Viper is a car that comes from the factory with the aero and suspension mods.
        Complaining about them is like a Viper lover complaining about the Vette's factory carbon brakes, stability and traction control.
        They are both fantastic times that most people here, myself included, can't match on an xbox 360. Get over yourself and just enjoy both cars because neither is likely to be around much longer.
        • 6 Years Ago
        oh ya it also has a faster top speed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This was also at the Philly auto show. I was shocked to see it there. Tail wing is signed by a few folks. BTW the Philly auto show is basicly like going to a bunch of car dealers......pretty lame.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Parking was ba-ROOOO-tal (brutal with emphasis)...Over $25 on a weekday.

        I think it was $10 to get in. It was a snowy weekday so it was pretty empty but pretty lame as always....
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