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2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Ready To Race

Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X

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.”

8.4-liter V10 ACR-X engine

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.

Chrysler’s booming July sales

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Chrysler Group reported sales increased 20% to 167,667 units last month. The results not only extended the group’s record to 52 consecutive months of sales growth, they marked the group’s best July since 2005....

Shareholder vote tomorrow

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The Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholder’s Meeting of Fiat S.p.A. kicks off tomorrow at 11:00 AM CET (5:00 AM Eastern). The main item on the agenda is one of the biggest changes since the company was founded on July 11, 1899: will Fiat no longer be an Italian company?...

Ram alone in honest HD pickup ratings?

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After the recent discovery that Ford had been tossing out the spare tire, jack, radio, and console of its F-450 to make it (barely) fit into the weight rating of a class three truck (while increasing its payload slightly but cutting the base weight), Larry Vellequette of Automotive News noted that GM had started playing the same game on its own trucks to boost payload ratings....

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