• Mar 31, 2010
2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X – Click above for high-res image gallery

Have $110,000 burning a hole in your pocket and want to go racing? Consider the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X. Excluding the dedicated GTS/R racecar of the late '90s, the ACR-X is the most potent Viper built by Chrysler. The special edition model comes with 640 horsepower and can lap Laguna Seca three seconds faster than the shockingly quick Viper ACR that owns the track record for a production car.

If that sounds like your cup of tea, you won't have to wait long to get one. Chrysler has just announced that production of the ACR-X has already started at its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant and provided a few photos and video of the cars going down the assembly line.

Dodge Motorsports and Mopar have even provided a way to put the cars to good use. The Dodge Viper Cup will run at five racetracks starting this summer, and a contingency program will give owners a chance to earn back some of the purchase price of the car. In total more than $200,000 will be paid out, including $25,000 to the 2010 season champion. Follow the jump the press release from Chrysler and a short video of the ACR-X at the assembly plant.

[Source: Chrysler]

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Auburn Hills, Mich., Mar 30, 2010 - The next chapter in the storied racing history of the Dodge Viper is being written as the first 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X rolled off the assembly line at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit on Monday, March 29. Built for road racing enthusiasts, the Dodge Viper ACR-X combines the best performance attributes of the record-setting, street-legal Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) and the safety equipment of championship-winning Viper Competition Coupe.

"The 2010 model year is going to be unique for the Dodge Viper in many ways both on and off the track, so to kick it off with production of our ultimate special-edition Viper ACR-X is our way of paying tribute to the performance engineering expertise of our SRT team, combined with the passion and dedication of Viper Nation, to keep the tradition going strong," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand. "With its amazing on-track performance, the Viper ACR-X is going to seriously turn the heads of all road-racing enthusiasts, whether it is the grassroots driver all the way up to the professional."

The SRT-developed 8.4-liter V-10 engine that powers the Viper ACR-X is equipped with factory headers and a low-restriction exhaust system that produces 640 horsepower (40 more than production model) and 605 lb.-ft. of torque (45 more than production model). Following the initial build at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, each engine is shipped to a dynamometer lab where it is verified for proper outputs and electronically sealed before being sent back to the plant for final installation.

The suspension on the Viper ACR-X also is tuned and upgraded specifically for on-track usage, while the overall vehicle weight is lightened by a full 160 pounds (versus the standard production Viper) to take on even the most challenging road course. Additional aerodynamic upgrades improve downforce, while enhancing stability and significantly improving grip in high-speed cornering.

Similar to the Dodge Viper Competition Coupe, the non-street legal Viper ACR-X boasts safety features such as factory-designed and installed fuel cell and race seat and factory-designed roll cage. Additional racing components are added to meet the significant durability and reliability requirements for on-track competition.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X is $110,000.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      It's so hard...to say goodbye...to yesterday.

      *sniffle* *sniffle*
      • 4 Years Ago
      $110K... sure... no problem...
        • 4 Years Ago
        these things are going to be worth so much some day

        the ultimate massive displacement supercar
        • 4 Years Ago
        I happen to have that just sitting in my back pocket too. Wait that was only a dream DARN it. Oh well I guess I will just have to hope for that lotto win lol. This is one sweet snake thats for sure!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why whine about the price on something that offers enormous value vs. other super cars? It's like whining about a neighborhood you can't afford to live in. If you don't have the scratch for a track weapon like this, tough.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unfortunately "real" Viper race cars have not been competitive for about 8 years in any professional series that they are eligible for. I do not dislike this car, I'm all for it, but it is just not competitive against modern FIA GT cars [category 1-4]. It is homologated by Chrysler for FIA, ACO, IMSA, and SCCA racing ..........teams don't choose it if they want to win. There are a few Vipers running in various Euro National GT series with little success.
      Obviously Chrysler can not afford to update it to make it competitive. A one marque series is it's destiny.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Holy cow, I was going to say it had to be more recently, but I looked it up and your timeline seems to be correct.

        It's hard to believe Paul Mumford has been gone that long now. Time flies.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The American Supercar.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whoa - setting up a dedicated race series for Viper owners seems like a great effing idea! I wonder why this isn't done for cheaper "racer" cars out there. (For instance, wouldn't it benefit Subaru to set up some sort of an STI circuit? Charge people a nominal entry fee, get their buyers all sorts excited, provide an avenue to let out the inner racer?)
      • 4 Years Ago
      The last awesome Chrysler car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Dodge Viper ACR-X scares the children.

      I love it.
      • 4 Years Ago

      GTS-R is your race Viper from say 96'-01'.
      GTS/R is your 2000 Viper Concept.

      Still every time some new video is released by Fiat I can't help but feel sad that the Viper is going away. What's going to happen to the Corvette now that it doesn't have a domestic competitor?

      • 4 Years Ago
      Man the interoir panels and body panels look cheap...
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