Dodge Viper ACR is the Performance Car of Texas
The latest recognition of the Viper’s performance comes from the Members of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), who named the Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) as “Performance Car of Texas”, during the 2010 Spring Challenge, the organization’s annual passenger-car competition.
The Spring Challenge event took place at the Texas Motor Speedway on May 3 and saw over 50 vehicles from multiple manufacturers compete for a top award from the board of 40 TAWA journalists taking part in the event.
The journalists evaluated vehicles in side-by-side comparisons, with the top awards being offered based on individual impressions and by secret ballot. The Viper ACR was selected as the top performer on the 1 mile infield road course against multiple performance vehicles.
The Dodge Viper ACR was brought to the market in 2008, being powered by a 8.4 liter V10 engine that develops 600 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. This allows the supercar to leave the 60 mph mark behind in less than four seconds, achieve a quarter-mile time in the mid 11-second range and 0-100 mph in 11 seconds.
"It is a great honor to see the Texas Auto Writers Association recognize the Dodge Viper ACR for this significant award," said Ralph Gilles - President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "At Dodge, we're extremely proud of what the Viper represents within the performance car market, and this award helps us continue to tell the story of America's ultimate, street-legal sports car."