Dodge Viper ACR Laps Nürburgring in 7:12, Bests Lexus LFA

If you just shelled out $400,000 for a Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition just to brag about its 7:14 lap time around the Nürburgring, we have some bad news: A 2010 Dodge Viper ACR just went around the green hell and it beat your car. By two seconds.

ViperClub reports that the final time for the Viper ACR was just over 7:12, which beats the Lexus’ lap time at the Nürburgring Nordschleife by about two seconds and gives it the major automaker production car lap record. The time is also ten seconds less than the ACR’s previous lap time, which was set back in 2008.

The record was set thanks to a cooperation between three parties: Dodge’s Special Racing Team provided the driver, and Texas Dodge dealership Tomball Dodge provided two showroom-new 2010 Viper ACRs, which were prepped by German racing team Mintgen Motorsport/Vulkan Racing.

A 7:12 is good enough to vault the 2010 Viper ACR to the top of the heap of major automaker production cars, which means the Viper ACR beat out competitors like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and the Lexus LFA Nürburgring. The only production cars that best the Viper ACR are the Gumpert Apollo and Radical SR8, which both have extremely limited production runs.

Sources: ViperClub

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yOU, how is the normal ACR not street legal? They are perfectly street legal in the USA. Now the ACR-X is not street legal, and that one is a spec race car with a full cage ect.
yOU
Back in 2005, was the last time a real production Dodge Viper SRT-10 put its record down at Nurburgring with 7.59. It couldn't even beat a measly Nissan Skyline 6-cylinder turbo production car's time of 7.59, which made its record in 1996. Now that is sad. See proof at Nurburgring website.
yOU
Sneaky article- They forgot to mention, which the Nurburgring officially classify you as either "Production-Vehicle" or "Non-Series/Non-Road-Legal Vehicles". In the case of this Viper ACR, its classified as a Non-Series/Non-Road-Legal Vehicle. The LFA with 7.14 qualifies and is a production vehicle. Therefore, Viper ACR record time has no merit in comparison with any Production-class cars. See Nurburgring Website for more info.

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