The Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team made history on last Sept. 14, 2011, at the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife as their ultimate, street-legal, track-ready car the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR recaptured the production car lap record with a 7:12.13 elapsed time.
With no 2011 model-year Dodge Viper cars being produced, SRT joined forces with the Viper Club of America and the Viper Exchange by Tomball Dodge team from Tomball, Texas, which supplied two brand-new 2010 Dodge Viper ACR’s off their showroom floor for the record setting effort.
The street-legal Viper ACR is factory-equipped and tuned for outstanding track performance with coil-over racing dampers that are adjustable for both damping and ride height. The shocks are two-way factory adjustable without removing the wheels a timesaver at any track configuration and they include a large range for compression and rebound adjustment. Aerodynamics are also adjustable via carbon-fiber rear wing with seven-position stanchions and an adjustable front splitter.
SRT’s first official visit to the Nurburgring took place in August 2008 when the newly launched 2008 Dodge Viper ACR came to Germany with driver Tom Coronel and established a new production car lap record time of 7:22.1, a record that stood through much of 2011. As a result of their original trip to Nurburgring, SRT engineering implemented a few specific improvements to get even more speed out of the record-setting supercar.