The 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X is the ultimate special-edition model of America’s ultimate sports car.
“The Dodge Viper ACR-X is a dream come true for road-racing enthusiasts who are looking for outstanding performance and safety,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand. “This ACR-X is designed and built for drivers who demand serious speed and want to compete in our ultimate American sports car.”
Combining the best performance attributes of the record-setting, street-legal Dodge Viper American Club Racer (ACR) and the safety equipment of championship-winning Dodge Viper Competition Coupe, the track-only, race-ready Viper ACR-X is powered by the SRT-developed 8.4-liter V-10 engine, equipped with factory headers and a low-restriction exhaust system, producing 640 hp and 605 lb.-ft. of torque). That’s 40 more horses and 45 foot-pounds of torque more than the production model.
The suspension also is tuned and upgraded specifically for on-track usage with unique springs, two-way adjustable shocks and adjustable sway bar links.
Compared to the production Viper, the SCR-X is 160 pounds lighter and has additional aerodynamic upgrades including quad-dive planes and underbody ducts to improve downforce and enhance stability while significantly improving grip in high-speed cornering. in addition, the Viper ACR-X contains factory-installed safety equipment such as a factory-designed roll cage, fire suppression system, fuel cell and race seat. Additional racing components including a transmission cooler, rear differential cooling system, unique front rotors with larger surface area and improved brake cooling via scoops in the front fascia, added to meet the significant durability and reliability requirements for on-track competition.
Dodge built just 25 cars all of which have been sold through Viper Race Headquarters. Many will be making their on-track debuts in July 2010 as part of the newly formed Dodge Viper Cup series.
Long before the Challenger Hellcat was officially launched, Allpar noted that the engine — which we estimated at “620-680 horsepower” (depending on when the stories were written) — was being tested in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then we wrote that it had probably been ruled out, for various reasons. Today, one source wrote that the trademarked Trackhawk name, which we had thought [...]
Months after unconfirmed reports made it to Allpar’s pages, the power of Automotive News, in the person of reporter Larry Vellequette, pried a key fact from Chrysler executives — that they cast and build “Ferrari” engines for Maserati. As our sister site pentastars.com reported, the engines are actually cast in Kokomo, and machined in the Trenton Engine plant, using a mixture of [...]
Dodge is showing four concept cars at SEMA: a Dart, Charger, Challenger, and Viper ACR. You can now see them all at Allpar, courtesy of Patrick Rall — now with the story behind them. Coming soon: Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, and Fiat concepts. See all the Dodge concepts