StaffAllpar HomeMore NewsCarsTrucksUpcomingRepairsTest drives

Viper: fastest RWD on ’ring (video)

by David Zatz on

A crowdfunded effort to race a Dodge Viper at the Nürburgring track has borne fruit, albeit unofficially. Dominik Farnbacher has beaten his own record, set with a 2010 Dodge Viper.

This time, Farnbacher drove a 2017 Viper GTS-R ACR, improved over the prior generation with weight cuts, active aerodynamics, and better brakes, tires, and suspension. The car is “pure stock” with standard tires.

Viper ring

An unofficial run netted a time of 7:03.45, beating the current rear wheel drive car record of 7:10.92, set by a Mercedes AMG GT R. While no officials for record-keeping agencies were on hand, there were witnesses to vouch for the accuracy of the time.

The group planned to hit the track a second time, but mechanical issues followed by rain drowned the team’s hopes of another try.

Dodge set 13 records with the current Viper ACR, all in the US.  To move the effort to Germany, Russ Oasis raised $156,000 (378 people contributed through GoFundMe). Viper Exchange is running the show, using two cars.

Newest Ram Built to Serve models honor the U.S. Air Force

Former Ram chief engineer Michael J. Cairns
2021 Ram 1500 Rebel navigation screen
What’s new for ’21? The big list of changes

More Mopar Car
and Truck News

Some popular Allpar pages

Dodge Demon

2018 Wrangler JL

Staff details/contactsTerms of ServiceInformation is presented to the best of our knowledge. Plans change and sometimes mistakes are made. Decisions or purchases made based on this site's verbiage or images are done at the reader's own risk. Also see the Allpar News archives, 1997-2008 • Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. • Mopar, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, HEMI, and certain other names are trademarks of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.