4:40 pm: Standing in the Winner’s Circle


Ralph Gilles congratulates driver Chris Winkler on his record-breaking lap in the 2010 Viper ACR (before sending him back out on the track to try a few more runs), which shattered the previous production car record of 1:35.075 by more than a full second.

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4:40 pm: Standing in the Winner’s Circle

Breaking News: 2010 Viper ACR Breaks the Track Record at Laguna Seca

Chris Winkler and the Viper crew set out this morning to test out the new Viper ACR on a track for the first time — and in the course of that testing managed to set a new course record at Laguna Seca for a production car.


At 12:26 Pacific time, after six hot laps and a few hours of practice runs, Dodge SRT engineer Chris Winkler clocked a lap time of 1:33.915. Click over to our Viper Test page for a…

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Breaking News: 2010 Viper ACR Breaks the Track Record at Laguna Seca

3:42 pm: The Viper ACR Breaks the Track Record

After six screaming hot laps around Laguna Seca, Chris Winkler, testing the 2010 Viper ACR, just broke the track record with a scorching time of 1:33.915 on lap seven.

Watch the clip to get a feel for the raw power of that Viper crossing the line in record time.

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3:42 pm: The Viper ACR Breaks the Track Record