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.
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