The Dodge Viper ACR does it again. On Monday, April 11, Kuno Wittmer drove a production spec ACR to a new lap record at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah; in the process breaking the 2-minute mark for the very first time.
Running on Millerâ€™s 3.048 mile outer course; Wittmer crossed the finish line in just 1 minute 59.995 seconds; pulverizing the previous lap record set by Jan Magnussen in a Corvette ZR1 (Magnussenâ€™s best was 2.03.86 â€“ almost a full four seconds slower!).
Although having already spent much time driving Viper ACRs; Montreal native Wittmer continues to be impressed by the carâ€™s capability. After his record-setting escapade, he remarked, â€œthe [Viper ACR] is such a blast to drive at the limit and I can honestly say I didnâ€™t leave an inch out there on the track and was barely braking in the corners!â€
Wittmerâ€™s latest record, joins a growing list of accomplishments for the Viper ACR, which so far include track records at Laguna Seca and the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife (since surpassed), where Dutch driver Tom Coronel piloted one to a lap time of just 7 minutes 22 seconds!