2016 Dodge Viper ACR officially revealed
Dodge revealed details of the 2016 Viper ACR, which is said to go into production in the final quarter of the year.
Powering the Viper ACR is an 8.4-litre V10 engine producing 645 hp and 812 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Dodge has installed bespoke exhaust tips providing reduced exhaust pressure while the stopping power is provided by a carbon ceramic matrix braking system from Brembo with 390 mm two-piece front rotors and 360mm two-piece rear rotors.
The Extreme Aero package provides strong downforce for the Viper ACR, which Dodge claims is “the highest aerodynamic downforce of any production car”. During on-track testing, development engineers have experienced nearly 1 tonne of downforce at top speed of 285 kph.The aero package includes a large adjustable rear-wing, a carbon-fibre diffuser and a SRT hood with removable louvers, four dive planes and a detachable extension for the front splitter.
The Viper ACR’s ABS and five-mode Electronic Stability Control system (Full-on, Sport, Track, Rain, Full-off modes) are specifically tuned for the car to take into account the extra grip offered by the extreme aerodynamic and tyre package.
Aluminium bodied, double-adjustable coil-over Bilstein race shocks are designed specifically for the Viper ACR and work in conjunction with ride height adjustment for optimal control of weight transfer and handling performance. Each shock provides independent 10-way rebound and compression adjustability. The suspension package also provides more than 3-inches of ride height adjustment.
To reduce weight and keep its 50:50 weight distribution, the ACR gets lightweight carpet, 3-speaker audio, manual seats and Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes.
Inside, the instrument panel cluster hood, lower instrument panel and door armrest panels of the race-inspired interior are wrapped in Alcantara suede. It also gets an Alcantara wrapped steering wheel with color racing stripe. New high-grip seats also carry the Alcantara inserts, while the dash plaque is finished in carbon-fibre. Customers can choose between silver or red accent stitching throughout the interior.
Maybe a few will make its way to the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries.
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