The Dodge Viper sets the NJ Motorsports Park record
Dodge announced via their official Facebook page that the Viper SRT10 ACR has once again broken a track record, this time destroying the old record at New Jersey Motorsports Park by a whopping 12 seconds. The factory-stock Viper ACR was piloted by the Viper team test drive Kumo Wittmer who turned out the amazing time of 1:28.084 in New Jersey. Wittmer was also responsible for the Viper’s record time at Miller Motorsports Park of 1:59.995, which beat the Corvette ZR1s previous record of 2:03.86 and made the Viper ACR the first factory production vehicle to break the 2-minute barrier at Miller. Click here for a look at the Viper’s record-setting run at MMP in Utah.
In addition to records at the Miller and New Jersey Motorsports Parks, the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR also holds the track record at the Mazda Laguna Seca raceway with a time of 1:33.92 while being piloted by Chris Winkler along with Sebring International Raceway after Viper Cup driver Ben Keating setting the new bar there with a time of 2:19.473. The Viper SRT10 ACR had also held the American production car record at the famed Nürburgring in Germany with a time of 7:22.1 but that was beaten recently by the new Corvette ZR1, which turned a time of 7:19.63.
The next generation of the Dodge Viper is expected to hit the US market sometime in the late spring or early summer of 2012 as a 2013 model and unlike the current Viper, we can expect the next Viper to offer the same driver’s aides that are found in the Corvette ZR1 and Z06 – along with enough horsepower to allow the Mopar supercar to reclaim titles like the one that it has recently lost at the ‘Ring.
Check out the video below for a closer look at Kumo Wittmer’s record-setting run at the New Jersey Motorsports Park and stay tuned to TorqueNews.com for all of your hottest Viper news!