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The Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR sets another track record

The Dodge Viper has been out of production for almost a year now but the American supercar continues setting records around the world, with the latest claim coming at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.
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The folks at Chrysler announced yesterday that during a recent test session, a Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR piloted by road racer Kuno Wittmer set the Miller Motorsports Park track record on the Outer Course configuration. Wittmer turned a time of 1:59.995 around the 3.048-mile, crushing the previous best time of 2:03.860 set by Jan Magnussen in a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

Chrysler hasn’t offered up a video of the whole run but they did provide this short piece showing the Viper SRT10 ACR screaming across the finish line, followed by a clip of Kuno Wittmer climbing out of the car after the record-setting run.

After the run, Wittmer had this to say about his new track record: “Wow, what an awesome supercar! The Viper ACR is such a blast to drive at the limit, and I can honestly say that I didn’t leave an inch out there on the track and was barely braking in the corners.”

The track record at Miller Motorsports Park is the third major accomplishment of this type, with the first two being the incredible Nürburgring Nordschleife production car record of 7:22.1 and the Laguna Seca track record of 1:33.92.

The Dodge Viper production is currently dormant while the company prepares to launch the next generation supercar. During a discussion with Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles at the 2010 LA Auto Show, he told a small group of reporters that the Viper would return in the spring or summer of 2012 as a 2013 model year vehicle – meaning that the next Viper is about a year away from hitting the streets. In the meantime, Dodge Motorsports continues taking the Viper around the country for test sessions-turned-record attempts; guaranteeing that no one will forget about the mighty Dodge Viper while it is in hibernation.

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