Dodge Viper ACR Earns TAWA’s “Performance Car of Texas” Award

Every year, the Texas Auto Writers Association gathers for their annual Spring Challenge to evaluate the newest vehicles on the market. This year, TAWA threw a change-up with the addition of the performance car category. Hosted on May 3rd at the infamous Texas Motor Speedway, TAWA’s Spring Challenge put the Viper ACR through the ringer on a 1-mile infield road course. Pitted against a handful of the biggest, baddest beasts in the industry, the Viper ACR deftly navigated the grueling course and smashed the competition. Once the smoke had cleared and the votes were tallied, the Viper ACR was declared the winner and crowned TAWA’s Performance Car of Texas.

“The Dodge Viper ACR is the worthy recipient of our first Performance Car of Texas award, ” said Michael Herzing, President – Texas Auto Writers Association and publisher of “By topping some of the toughest competitors in today’s performance car marketplace, we feel this award is a real testament to the Dodge Viper’s superior level of overall performance.”

“It is a great honor to see the Texas Auto Writers Association recognize the Dodge Viper ACR for this significant award, ” said Ralph Gilles – President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “At Dodge, we’re extremely proud of what the Viper represents within the performance car market, and this award helps us continue to tell the story of America’s ultimate, street-legal sports car.”


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