Showboating Driver Wrecks Dodge Viper ACR At Cars & Coffee Knoxville

Cars & Coffee meetups are supposed to be about showing off your car. Some people take it too far, though, and end up sorry they did. Like the driver of this Dodge Viper, for example.

Captured at a C&C in Knoxville, Tennessee, this video shows an evidently over-exuberant Viper driver losing control of his ride (on a straight, dry road, no less) and crashing it hard.

Any Viper is a heck of a lot of machine to handle. Apparently too much for the driver of what appears to be either a third- or fourth-generation roadster – the former with an 8.3-liter V10 producing 500 horsepower, the latter with an enlarged 8.4 kicking out 600 hp, with few cosmetic differences to distinguish between the two. (The video below posted to Instagram suggests it’s an ACR, but to the best of our knowledge, Dodge never offered an ACR roadster of that type.)

Add to that an apparently bald set of tires, plus a showboating driver, and it was a disaster waiting to happen. Fortunately nobody seems to have been hurt in the incident… except, of course, for the driver’s sense of pride. And the Viper. That got smashed up pretty bad.

Dodge Viper Acr Crash, C&C Knoxville,TN #viperacr #carcrash #carsandcoffee #carmeetA post shared by Garrett doty (@garrettdoty) on Apr 1, 2017 at 7:41am PDT

  • kachuks

    No matter what gear you mash the pedal in, the snake bites back.

    So fortunate someone wasn’t run over.

  • Jay

    Mustangs are going to be relieved.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Not really.

  • TB
  • Kash

    all in favor of referring to this as “pulling a mustang”?

  • TheBelltower

    A buddy’s dad had a 1st year Viper that he bought new. Their driveway was about a 1/4 mile long, tree-lined and gravel surfaced. Let’s just say, he should not have handed the keys to his friend so that he could “take it to the end of the driveway and back.” Totalled. These things are very powerful and they look for any excuse to shake their tail loose.

    • donald seymour

      That story almost made me cry.

  • Craig

    I think the fact that my first car had only 86 hp probably had a lot to do with why I’m alive today!

    • Robert


  • KenjiK

    He did a mustang!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Suprisingly, the Viper is the one we hear the least of in stories like this. This is the first (and hopefully only) time I’ve read a story like this with the snake that I can remember.

    I guess it’s the price of admission.

    • Jay

      Yep, since the mustang is cheaper you’re definitely going to see this more often.

  • Gregory R Nelsen

    Actually, dodge made 20 viper ACR convertibles in 2010. This was the only year a ACR convertible was made , making it the rarest model viper ever made. There is alot of vipers with rare colors and combinations but the 2010 ACR convertible is the rarest model produced, basically it’s the Hemi Cuda convertible of vipers. not many people are aware, and alot less people own one ,.

  • Neil

    Having driven a 98 GTS, if you lose the rear end your first instinct is take your foot off the throttle. Big mistake.

  • brandon hayes

    “Watch this.” Probably.

  • Blade t

    almost killed some peeps….

  • Knotmyrealname

    Lucky the shrubs caught him rather than some cars coming the other way.

  • John Dooms

    Love it. Completely emasculated.

  • Infinite1

    Guy took a Mustang owner’s job. In all seriousness, just glad no one got hurt

  • salamOOn

    cars and coffee and idiots

  • Auto

    Another beautiful car, wrecked by another idiot.

  • JonPaul

    What’s the old saying: Ya Can’t Fix Stupid?

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    That poor f***ing tree!

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