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2016 Viper ACR: green-lighted

by Daniel Bennett on


This week, reliable source oh2o wrote that the Viper ACR would start production in July of 2015 as a 2016 model year car.  How much of the concept Viper ACR , which was shown at the 2014 SEMA show, will carry through to production is unknown.

We can surmise that the enormous carbon ceramic brakes will make it to production, along with the larger than life ACR wing that is one of the car’s primary visual calling cards. If we look at the Generation IV ACR as an example, we also can extrapolate that the effort to shave weight will cause the car to be minimally optioned, unlike its more pedestrian brethren.


No A/C, no radio, no carpet, no frills. Check.

The Gen V ACR has been highly anticipated, and with the previous Gen IV ACR setting production car track records at race courses all over the world, expectations are high on this new version. The Gen V ACR has some pretty large shoes to fill, not to mention tough competition, but from the looks of how the Gen V TA cars are doing on the tracks and the streets, the ACR should live up to the hype.


Dan Bennett was doomed from the start. His parents bought a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner when it was known that he was coming along, and the rest of the story was written from that point forward.
Raised in a Mopar only home, Dan has also been Mopar only. From ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s muscle to current SRTs of various flavors, Dan has owned, and in many cases raced, each of the Mopar brands.
Dan’s real career is as a “parts guy” at a local dealership, but he also is a muscician, computer geek/gamer, avid reader, and general all around seeker of knowledge. His whole working career has been spent in the parts industry, starting in the aftermarket, and now at the dealership level. He took a couple years off and went in a different direction for a bit as a jewelry designer and salesman, and even though he won a design award for a piece, his true calling, automotive, won out in the end.
He has written articles, or has had vehicles that have appeared in Mopar Muscle, Sport Truck, and Truckin’. In various forums and social media, he has made a name for himself as the “Go-to” guy for tech information for all things Mopar. He also has a large background in many forms of racing and engine building, holding at one point a ASE Certified Master Engine Machinist rating. Though he no longer keeps that certification up to date, he is still very active in the engine building side when he has spare time.
To Dan, there is no option to covering the Mopar world, it is an imperative that must be done to keep his world in balance.
You can contact him at (206) 736-7670.

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