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The Viper ACR-X 7:03 Nurburgring Adventure Video

The Viper Lapping the Nordschleife
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Back in 2011 when the Viper ACR gained the production car lap record with a time of 7:12.13, the track version the ACR-X was doing some hot laps.

At the time we was spending some time with the guys from the Viper Club of America and showing them around some of the many good photo spots on the Nordschleife, they hinted at the time the ACR-X achieved but thought id hold on until the video surfaced.

Well here it is the SRT ACR-X Managed to lap the ring in an impressive 7:03.05

The ACR-X is powered by a 8.4-liter V10, with revised headwork and free flowing exhaust it gains around 40hp more than the standard model.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MUK2ZmDz7eo[/youtube]

Viper ACR from Tomball Dodge Official Nurburgring Record Run 7’12.3 Video

After numerous days of making us wait the guys at SRT along with Tomball Dodge have released an epic video of the 7.12.13 record run on the Nurburgrings Northloop in Germany.

Dominik Farnbacher the veteran GT driver managed to shave more than 2 seconds of the Lexus LFA.

It looks like the 2013 dodge viper is going to have an hard act to follow.

Considering the recent record runs in the states and in the Germany.

ACR Viper Laps Nurburgring
ACR 7:12 Record!

Dodge Viper Smashes Lap Record 7:12 (No Video Yet!)

ACR Viper Laps Nurburgring
ACR 7:12 Record!

Dodge Viper ACR sets new Nürburgring lap time of 7:12 after we earlier reported that they was lapping the Nurburgring.

The 2010 Dodge Viper ACR set a new major automaker production car record run of the Nordschleife in just 7:12.

In 2008 the Dodge Viper ACR went to the Ring and established a major automaker production car one lap record time of 7:22.1 on the Nürburgring, and now after 1 day and a few hours extra of lap time they have shaved 10 seconds of the time.

The ACR X also managed a 7:03 but as its a track only car it doesn’t stand and was also sporting full slicks which is a testament of the achievement the guys at Tomball Dodge and Vulkan Racing have achieved.

As there is no video at the moment this is unconfirmed. Click The Picture to see the full Gallery

Dodge SRT Viper – Nurburgring Record Attempt 7:15.6

In 2011 both the Lexus LF-A and the Corvette ZR-1 beat the longstanding record of the SRT Viper.

After some serious laptime and some inside information it looks like the Dodge Viper Team have managed an impressive 7:15.6 making it a Second slower than the Lexus LFA 7:14.6.

The guys at Vulkan Racing who are prep-ping the vehicle seem to think that the record will be beaten with a bit more prep and track time.

So before the guys from Lexus drink tea and prepare to fly home they might have a bit of a title challenge coming their way.

More Photos Coming Along with Track Cam Footage….
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Nurburgring – Nordschleife Lap Times Analysis

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Everytime there is a lap record beaten it is always argued by the manufacturers to the legality of the attempt and the actual class of the Vehicle.

So last night I spent some time just going through the Historic and other controversial lap records, I wasnt really interested in the class of car nor the actual legality of it on the road.

I want to do this on the Technological achievements of engine development through the Years.

In the past couple of years here are the top 5 lap times:-

Manufacturer Model Laptime
Radical SR8 LM 6.55
Ferrari 599XX 6.58
Gumpert Apollo Speed 7.11
Donkervoort D8 270 RS 7.15
Dodge Viper 7.22

All the above times has caused stirs in the industry to the legality of the record arguing that for Example:-

  1. “The Radical SR8 LM would not pass a German TUV test so is not really a Road Legal Car.”
  2. “The Gumpert is not really a mass production  sportscar so doesnt count.”
  3. “Ferrari have made there own class and the only one in it.”

All in all we could spend hours arguing over the legality and validity of the above times and also non of the above cars was scrutineered to prove it’s as per production.

So what is the conclusion of the above nothing really, but the Radical SR8 is the fastest trackday weapon for relatively little cash.

I wasnt happy with that conclusion, So I went back to the wiki to compare competition Classes, two stood out:-

Manufacturer Model Driver + Laptime Laptime
Porsche 956  1983 – Stefan Bellof 6.11
Ferrari 312T 1975 – Niki Lauda 6.58

 So my conclusion is that the Radical SR8 LM is better than the Ferrari 312T built in 1975, and still chasing the Porsche’s 956 6.11 made in 1983.

So after years of development and manufacturers insistance to add electronics and safety cells in turn increased weight hasnt really achieved the same lap times as competition class cars from nearly 30 years ago.

And heres a tribute for the best ever Nordschleife Recorded Lap Record Stefan Bellof 6:11
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TBUZP5WBww[/youtube]

So the next topic of debate has the track changed from past-present but I will save that for somebody else to address…..

Sources:- Wikipedia,Pistonspy