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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Exotic

Dodge made a special version for the Viper in 1999 and named it ACR after the American Club Racing and carried over some GT2 technologies.

The carmaker paid homage to the Viper GTS-R World Champion FIA GT2 race car with the ACR special edition. It turned it and enhanced its racing abilities, so private owners could use it on race weekends. Even though it was not a racing car, the technologies used made it as close as possible and still keep the car road-legal.

With or without stripes on it, the Viper ACR sported a few differences from the rest of the Viper range. Dodge tried to modify the car, so it was harder to be replicated in home garages, at least for a while. The ACR lost its fog lights from the bumper, and the resulting holes were connected to air intakes that brought more air to the new K&N air filters. Thanks to the new system, the engine could breathe more easily and provided some extra ponies. From the sides, the BBS light-alloy wheels were specifically designed for the Viper ACR. Unlike the GT2 edition, introduced in 1998, the ACR didn't feature a big wing in the back.

Inside, Dodge removed everything it could to make the car lighter. Gone were the a/c unit, the stereo, and the speakers. Thus, it shaved about 60 lbs (27.2 kg) from the total car's weight. Apart from the fog lights, which were not available, the A/C and the stereo were on the options list so the driver wouldn't sweat too much on the track.

Under the hood, the ACR featured the same eight-liter V-10 engine. Thanks to the new air-intake system, the car provided 466 hp, ten more than the regular Viper. Unlike its normal version, the ACR featured stiffer suspension.

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DODGE Viper ACR 1999
  1 gasoline engine
  • 8.0L V10 6MT (466 HP)

DODGE Viper ACR 8.0L V10 6MT (466 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  8.0L V10 6MT (466 HP)
Cylinders
V10
Displacement
7990 cm3
Power
343 KW @ 5200 RPM
466 HP @ 5200 RPM
460 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
500 lb-ft @ 3700 RPM
678 Nm @ 3700 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
180 mph (290 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
275/35ZR18 // 335/30ZR18
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.7 in (4488 mm)
Width
75.7 in (1923 mm)
Height
47 in (1194 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.6/60.6 in (1,514/1,539 mm)
Wheelbase
96.2 in (2443 mm)
Ground Clearance
5 in (127 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.1 cuFT (258 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.39
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3444 lbs (1562 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3865 lbs (1753 kg)
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