The new 2017 Dodge Viper ACR unleashes the next chapter for the hand-built, street-legal, and truck-focused performance. It combines the latest in terms of technology, braking, and aerodynamic features to continue carrying on its legendary résumé into 2017 and beyond. If you want to learn more about this incredible supercar, this review is the best there is in the entire automotive blog-sphere – an overstatement no doubt, but you get the point, don’t you.
“The Dodge Brand as an extension hopes to offer driving enthusiasts with the ultimate performance that will in no doubt dominate world race courses,” said Tim Kuniskis – CEO and President of Dodge Brand. He continues to say,” The new model aims to even further its street-legal capability thanks to its wide array of strengths that very few vehicles in its class can rival.”
The new Dodge Viper ACR 2017 emphasizes more on these three areas: tires and chassis to max out on traction, aerodynamics, unprecedented lap times, and never-seen-before handling capabilities. Again, the new model, when specified with the optional Extreme Aero package, offers 1 ton of downforce – the highest ever aerodynamic downforce of any production car – at a top speed of 177 miles per hour.
The package aforementioned above comes bundled with four dive panes, front splitter with a detachable extension, unique SRT hood, a rear carbon fiber diffuser and a huge adjustable dual-element rear wing. The rear wing – designed specifically to minimize straight line drag and in the process achieve maximum downforce – stands taller, features unique gurney lip and end-plates, and sits further rearward.
When it comes to the heart of the engine compartment, expect an all-aluminum V10 engine with a displacement of 8.4L able to generate a whopping 645 hp and 600 pounds-ft. of torque. Do we have to remind you that that is the most torque a sports car with a naturally aspirated engine has ever offered? Reduced exhaust pressure has been achieved through the unique exhaust tips that have been mounted aside the exhaust pipes.
There’s much to talk and hype about the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR, but one things is for sure, the new model is ludicrously amazing. Other strengths that it offers include excellent infotainment interface, a tenacious handling, a stonking V10 power, and unapologetic, unfiltered sports car character. On the downside though, it comes a bit short in terms of seat comfort, exterior visibility, ride quality, and lacks an automatic transmission system. Competition is staged by the likes of Nissan GT-R, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Porsche 911, and the Ford Shelby GT350.
2017 Dodge Viper ACR Exterior
The exterior comes with several changes over the model it replaces. Extreme aero dynamism is offered by the Extreme Aero package. To achieve this it changes the way air flow flows around the Viper’s body. The result is a car that manages to offer three fold the downforce of the Viper Time Attack. The splitter is detachable in order to provide a balanced performance and outstanding grip at speed. The rear diffuser – made of carbon fiber – optimizes downforce and straight-line stability.
For handling performance and uniform weight transfer, the Viper ACR comes with an aluminum body construction and Bilstein race shocks that work synergistically with the height adjustment feature.
2017 Dodge Viper ACR Interior
The interior, just like the exterior, is chock full of redesigns. Some of the features include ACR-exclusive Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, unique dash plaque, distinct badging sets, color racing stripe, and a slightly redesigned instrument panel relative to the existing model.
Some standard features you can expect include power-adjustable pedals, keyless entry and ignition, a navigation system, an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, twelve-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and Bluetooth connectivity. Premium features include carbon brake rotors, lighter-weight carpeting, six-piston brake calipers, adjustable spring rates, a front splitter, and carbon aerodynamic elements.
Beneath the hood of the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR is a mammoth 8.4L V10 engine able to generate 645 horsepower and 600 lbs. ft. of torque. 0-60 mph takes a blistering 3.6 seconds with the Viper GT model. We are yet to get the 0-60 mph rating of the Viper ACR model. Check back for more details on its weight, ¼ mile run, and top speeds.
The government is yet to offer the ratings of the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR, however, judging from the 2016 model which boasts of a five star rating out of five for overall crash impact protection, we have an unwavering confidence that the newest of the breed will also impress on the same as well.