Ferrari Upseting SRT Viper ACR Coming in 2014

The next-generation SRT Viper ACR, Detroit's most powerful and agile snake, is set to be introduced in 2014.
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According to Motor Trend, who quotes SRT internal sources, the new Viper ACR got delayed because of tire issues, after the company asked Pirelli to develop superior counterparts for Corvette ZR1's Michelin wheel wrappers. Apparently the Italians will be able to provide better tires just in time for a 2014 calendar year debut but with lack of information from SRT an estimate is out of reach for now.

The new Viper ACR might come with considerably more power than its predecessor, but only if the bosses at Fiat green-lights the new output coming out of the 8.4-liter V10 engine. While it may sound ridiculous, the Italians are worried that SRT's snake may be more powerful than Ferrari's F12, and the folks at Maranello are reportedly not too happy about it.

Until we find out more about this, we can tell you that the next-generation Viper ACR will come with a new aerodynamic kit, including a bigger rear wing, weight reduction materials, adjustable dampers, stiffer springs, and a lower ride height. We honestly hope Ferrari stays out of this!
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