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Is this the Viper ACR?

by David Zatz on

Allpar’s informal sources have agreed that there are plans for a new Dodge Viper ACR, debuting for the 2016 model year, possibly replacing the current TA (Time Attack) model. Artist suzq044 provided the following rendering, which uses SRT’s trademark black wheels and a Dodge concept-car semi-rendering.

The Viper ACR may have a mild power boost, but will be mainly a suspension and/or airflow upgrade, to increase track performance and presumably re-set a record at “the Ring.”  Adjustable suspension components for compensation for local tracks is likely, along with higher downforce (to add traction). The old 2011 Dodge Viper ACR also had some of the stickiest tires available, Michelin Pro Sport Cup 2s, and “no compromises” tires are likely for the 2016 as well.

One source said that the old Viper ACR had much more downforce in the rear than the current model, which is why this might be a target.

The release of a Viper ACR at the upcoming aftermarket show (SEMA) appears to be certain, with Dodge releasing the teaser image below. See more of Suzq044’s work.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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