Video: Viper ACR's Rapid 'Ring Time


Dodge has released an official video of its latest Nurburgring record that is, er, not a record (because there is no such thing), confirming our recent story that Dodge had taken a 2010 Viper ACR around the Nordschleife in 7mins 12secs.

"We're extremely proud to set the lap record (It's not a record! - Ed) for a second time at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife," said Dodge boss Ralph Gilles. "Our team returned to Germany knowing we'd left some time on the track when we set our first lap record, so this effort shows the incredible depth and capability the Viper ACR has by running a full 10 seconds faster than we did in 2008."

In fairness to Mr Gilles and the Dodge crew, it is a pretty impressive time. So should we mention that it's still a good fourteen seconds off the time set by the Radical SR8LM back in 2009? Nah, probably not...

 

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  • Ved 28 Sep 2011

    I still find it hard to really raise much of an eyebrow to these records. When it was things like the Skylines, NSX and Porsches you knew they were proper roadcars that were focused on performance in an every-day guise.

    The Viper, Radical and I suppose to a large degree the GT2 and GT3 911's are just setting records for the fastest track focused car with a tax disc going around a track that looks like a road.

    Great cars and while I can bow to their technical achievements, I have zero connection with them because they just aren't roadcars to me in the traditional sense.

    Out of interest, if I wanted to spend 40k on a car with 4 usable seats, with a roof and all mod-cons, what would be the fastest around the ring?

  • E38Ross 28 Sep 2011

    Ved said:
    Out of interest, if I wanted to spend 40k on a car with 4 usable seats, with a roof and all mod-cons, what would be the fastest around the ring?
    new or 2nd hand?

  • LongLiveTazio 28 Sep 2011

    Panamera Turbo S is the fastest four-door round the 'Ring I think; give it a few years and you'll be able to find one for £40.

  • minipower 28 Sep 2011

    Well done to Viper! Faster than the LFA Nurburgring Edition but still slower than the Radical.

    It would be interesting to see whether the Mosler Photon could get closer to the Radical time, especially if the BHP/tonne were made similar. There would possibly be some reason for it to be banned if it did though!

  • PascalBuyens 28 Sep 2011

    Ved said:
    Out of interest, if I wanted to spend 40k on a car with 4 usable seats, with a roof and all mod-cons, what would be the fastest around the ring?
    Cadillac CTS-V wink

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