Dodge Viper ACR unveiled

The latest track-ready, but street-legal, Dodge Viper ACR has been unveiled prior to going on sale in North America from the third quarter of 2015.
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Under that long bonnet beats a hand-built 8.4-litre V10 engine that delivers 481kW of power and 813Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.

This engine, Dodge claims, has the most torque developed by a naturally aspirated racing engine, although output levels are unchanged over the regular Viper currently in showrooms.

2016 Dodge Viper ACR

The ACR can be ordered with an "extreme aero" package that includes a massive and adjustable rear wing, removable louvres for the bonnet, four dive planes, a carbonfibre rear diffuser with removable strake extensions, and a detachable extension for the front splitter.

According to Dodge, this package can provide up to 900kg of downforce at 285km/h.

2016 Dodge Viper ACR

Stopping power is provided by Brembo carbon ceramic brakes all round. Up front the ACR features 390mm discs with six-piston calipers and at the rear there's 360mm discs with four-pot calipers.

The Viper ACR rides on 19-inch alloy wheels and Kumho Ecsta V720 tyres, with 295/25 units at the front and 355/30 rubber at the rear. Allied to this are racing Bilstein coil-over-shocks with 10-way adjustment. All up, drivers can adjust the car's height by around 76mm.

2016 Dodge Viper ACR

Inside the cabin, the ACR features loads of extra Alcantara pieces, including a grippier Alcantara-clad steering wheel. As with the Viper GTC, the ACR will be offered with a one-to-one customisation scheme that allows for 25 million different interior and exterior combinations, including unique paint, stripes, alloys and interior trim.

Details about pricing have yet to be released.