SEMA Preview: Dodge Readies Hardcore Challenger SRT8 ACR

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Inspired by the now-discontinued Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR that recently posted a new record lap time of 7:12.13 at the Nürburgring Nordschleife track in Germany, Chrysler Group’s Mopar Underground team decided to apply a similar treatment to the latest Challenger SRT8 392 and bring it to the upcoming 2011 SEMA Show.

The track focused but street-legal Challenger SRT8 ACR has been upgraded with a host of Mopar performance parts including, a coil-over suspension, front-and rear-strut tower braces, short-throw shifter, front splitter, cat-back exhaust, custom exhaust headers and a set of Goodyear F1 Supercar tires.

The team also made changes to the muscle car's exterior and interior. On the outside, we find similar design cues to the Viper SRT10 ACR such as a white body with a charcoal painted roof and flame red stripe that runs the length of the car, along with a carbon fiber hood, rear deck lid, rear spoiler and tail lamp surrounds.

Other exterior details include the red painted mirror caps and brake calipers, unique black five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels and red “ACR” fender badging.

As for the interior, the Mopar Underground team tried to reduce the car's weight by removing the rear seat bench and adding carbon fiber door panels. The ACR Challenger also gets a pair of bucket sport seats with openings for a racing harness, a three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel, SRT gauge cluster, custom bright pedal kit, Mopar Drag Pack center stack and a carbon fiber center console finish.

The roll bar and fire extinguisher complete the modifications.