With production of the current Viper slated to end in the summer of 2010, it’s not surprising Dodge is rolling out yet another special-edition snake -- but this particular model is a bit different from the usual tape-and-stripe package. The 2010 Viper SRT10 ACR-X is, in fact, a turn-key, track-ready race car.
Based largely upon the street-legal Viper SRT10 ACR, the ACR-X integrates a number of cues from the GT3-class Viper Competition Coupe, rendering it a lethal weapon on the track -- and, as a result, completely illegal for street use. We imagine this largely stems from the powertrain work. Chrysler’s SRT group gave the 8.4-liter V-10 with custom headers and a low-restriction exhaust, blessing it with 640 hp, 40 ponies over a stock ACR.
In addition, the SRT folks stripped out 160 pounds of weight, installed a customized suspension, full roll cage, race seat, and fuel cell. We’ve yet to see the result for ourselves, but Dodge claims the ACR-X laps Laguna Seca 3 seconds faster than the production ACR, which holds a record for the fastest lap time set by a production car (1:33).
Each ACR-X will run buyers approximately $110,000, and will be eligible to compete in SCCA national events and the Dodge Viper Cup, a new series sanctioned by the existing Viper Racing League.