A Look Ahead for Viper

“We’re going to really listen to our owners and see what we can do to make the last 500 cars as special as possible, as collectible as possible,” Dodge President and CEO Ralph Gilles said after the 2010 Viper ACR broke the lap speed record at Laguna Seca. Not only will that include a special limited edition Laguna Seca “1:33″ edition in the red-on-black reversed color scheme, but also a black-on-black Voodoo special edition (modeled on Ralph Gilles’s personal Viper and based on, he…

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A Look Ahead for Viper

Lap of Luxury: The Viper’s Record-Breaking Lap Recap

It was quite a day. For anyone who couldn’t join us for our special live coverage of the 2010 Viper ACR’s first track test at Laguna Seca last week, you missed out on some genuine automotive history outside Monterey, California (but don’t worry, you can take a spin through it here).


Dodge had set out to fully test the new Viper for the first time, to push her limits a bit and find…

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Lap of Luxury: The Viper’s Record-Breaking Lap Recap

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