Is there anything more to be said about the 645 hp Viper ACR? Well, yes, especially if the words come out of Chris Harris’ mouth.
By today’s automotive world’s technology and enviromental standards, the V10-powered sports car is somewhat of a living relic, which is one of the reasons why the FCA Group decided to discontinue the monumental machine. Alas, the Viper will become history, but not before leaving an ode to the gearheads enamored with traditional sports cars.
That’s where the Viper ACR comes into the picture, offering, in Harris’ own words, “a 645 hp and 600 pound-feet (813 Nm) of torque, rear-wheel-drive, manual-shifting, high-downforce bargain”. It’s basically a well-equipped $145,000 race-car, sporting a complex aerodynamic kit (with a rear wing the size of the moon), impressively wide tires, immense carbon ceramic brakes, and fully adjustable dampers, among other high-performance perks.
The end result surprised Harris quite a bit, saying the Viper is in a different league, as a track car, compared to Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS model. Unsurprisingly, since it cracked up an unofficial Nurburgring lap time of 7:01.67; that’s faster than everything, really, with only the Lambo Aventador SV, Porsche 918 Spyder, Radical SR8, and Radical SR8 LM being ahead of it
You can watch Chris Harris’ full-length video down below.