Dodge is introducing the 2016 Viper American Club Racer (ACR) which will enter production in the third quarter of this year.

Dodge is introducing the 2016 Viper American Club Racer (ACR) which will enter production in the third quarter of this year.

Billed as being the "fastest street-legal Viper track car ever", the new hardcore ACR edition is powered by the familiar V10 8.4-liter engine pushing out 645 bhp (480 kW) and 600 lb-ft (812 Nm) sent to the road through a 6-speed manual gearbox. For this model Dodge has installed bespoke exhaust tips providing reduced exhaust pressure while the stopping power is provided by a carbon ceramic matrix braking system from Brembo with 390mm two-piece front rotors and 360mm two-piece rear rotors, with six-piston calipers at the front axle and four-piston rear calipers.

It will be available with an Extreme Aero package enabling the 2016 Viper ACR to produce "the highest aerodynamic downforce of any production car". On-track testing conducted by Dodge has resulted in a nearly 1 ton of downforce at the 177 mph (285 km/h) top speed. The kit encompasses a large adjustable rear wing along with a carbon fiber diffuser and a unique SRT hood featuring removable louvers, four dive planes and a detachable extension for the front splitter.

Dodge's engineers were able to achieve a perfect 50:50 weight distribution and to do that they installed lightweight carpets, a minimal three-speaker sound system and manual seats. It benefits from a race-tuned adjustable suspension with ten settings, coilover Bilstein racing shocks and 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in Kumho Ecsta V720 high-performance tires developed exclusively for this model.

Production of the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR will kick off in the third quarter of 2015 at a yet undisclosed price tag.

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