By Chad Waite | September 15, 2011
It may be out, but it’s certainly not down. A couple years back, Dodges track monster they called the Viper ACR set the record for the fastest Nürburgring lap ever for a major production car with a blisteringly fast lap of 7:22. Of course, that lap time has been whittled down ever since by ever faster newcomers including the Corvette ZR1 (7:19) and the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition (7:14).
Apparently that got under skin of the folks at Dodges Street Racing Technology division, so they waltzed over to Germany today to make things the way they used to be with a pair of 2010 Viper ACRs. The result? A 7 minute and 12 second lap time that puts the discontinued Viper back on top.
Of course, since the car is no longer in production, you’re probably wondering where the Vipers came from. Both actually originated from Tomball Dodge in Texas where they were being prepped for some serious modification by Mintgen Motorsports. But before those changes were made both cars were quickly carted out to Germany to quickly deal with that annoying LFA record. All we can say is well done Dodge. America! F-yeah!