The Dodge Viper may be out of production and only the last few remain at a handful of Dodge Dealerships, but itâ€™s still setting lap records wherever it shows its fangs. Last Monday, veteran road racer Kuno Wittmer took a production street legal Viper to the world class Miller Motorsports park in Tooele, Utah and blazed a new lap record. Wittmer drove his venomous V10 powered ride around the 3.048 mile course in just under two minutes â€“ 1:59.995 to be exact. This shattered the previous times that were held by a ZR1 Corvette by more than three seconds.
Our Viper SRT10 ACR has set lap records from the rolling hills of Californiaâ€™s Laguna Seca to the infamous NÃ¼rburgring nestled near the majestic Eifel Mountains in Germany. The ACR package is a finely tuned machine and makes for a great track car that you can drive home.
â€œItâ€™s amazing to come to this world-class track and shatter the production car lap record by almost 4 seconds,â€ said our Bryan Viger who heads up Dodge Motor sports. â€œWe brought our street-legal Viper ACR to see what Kuno could do behind the wheel, and on his second lap heâ€™d already gone faster than the single lap record.â€
A veteran behind the wheel of the Viper on and off the track, Wittmer continues to be impressed by the performance of the Dodge Viper ACR. â€œWow, what an awesome super car!â€ the Montreal native said after he climbed out of the cockpit. â€œThe Viper ACR is such a blast to drive at the limit, and I can honestly say that I didnâ€™t leave an inch out there on the track and was barely braking in the corners.â€
The Viper plant may be idle for now, but the legacy of the vehicles that rolled off its line is still rewriting the record books at race tracks around the world.