Dodge Viper ACR destroys production Nürburgring record with a 7:12
The Dodge Viper ACR first set its impressive record in August of 2008 and that record of 7:22.1 stood until the Porsche 911 GT2 beat it in April 2010, while it took the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the Lexus LFA until this year to break the Viper’s 3 year old numbers. It took Lexus, Porsche and Chevrolet years of testing and development to best the Viper but even with Chrysler using a 2010 model that had been sitting around since production ended last year – the Viper ACR made short work of all of these numbers in running an incredible 7:12.13. This number puts the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR ahead of all major mainstream production vehicles with only the Gumpert Apollo Sport and a pair of Radical SR8 ranking better than the Viper, although it should be pointed out that both the Apollo Sport and the two Radical SR8 models are both street legal race cars that you will be hard pressed to ever see on the open road. They also both cost significantly more than the 2010 Viper ACR.