17 Viper ACR returns to Nürburgring for one last chance at production car lap record

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Why waste your philanthropy dollars curing cancer and feeding the poor when you can actually donate for a real cause - how about funding a new track record for your favorite car?

More than 370 car enthusiasts have raised over $165,000 for a GoFundMe campaign aiming to bring two Viper ACRs and accompanying staff of volunteer drivers and engineers back to the Nürburgring for one last attempt at production car lap record.

2017 is last year of production for Dodge Viper and all 2017 cars are already sold out. There is no indication that FCA Group would be considering a replacement for the iconic American V10 sportscar.

If Viper is to regain the Nürburgring crown, now is the time to do it - progress in sportscar engineering never stops and Lamborghini Huracán Performante 6:52 benchmark is no static target - you could argue that it already has been bested by McLaren P1 LM.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2UHktaAoPQ

2w ago by FastestLaps
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FastestLaps  2w ago

My thoughts in 15 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2UHktaAoPQ

 

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BR2+  2w ago

Wait is that you talkin?


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FastestLaps  1w ago @BR2+

ppl are too lazy to read in 2017 so I will start talking more :p (in addition to writing of course)


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BR2+  1w ago @FastestLaps

You sound ALOT younger then i thought you would, And the english is quite spot on for a Latvian?..(lol)

Also, I am still unable to add laptimes.


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Fastedee  2w ago

New American record holder. Seven minutes flat should not be a problem.

 

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Mike3  2w ago

Agreed, joining the six minute club would be awesome.


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cosimo  2w ago

Yawn-by-Sally-Symes.jpg

 

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Fastedee  2w ago

Just need a more exciting book!


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Mike3  2w ago

Congrats on contributing nothing of value to this comment section...


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Mike3  2w ago @Mike3

Above comment was in reply to cosimo.


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Fastedee  2w ago @Mike3

American cars are tractors for fat people in some peoples very mistaken opinion.


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saxy  2w ago

Haha I like this.


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BR2+  2w ago

They have raised 165k? Isn't that way more then enough to bring the car over, plus equipment and staff to set a laptimes? Plus Fiat is already in Europe so I'd think it cost a good deal less if part if your home base us there. It would be amazing if they brought every generation n version of the Vipers there n went all out for laptimes, Send the Viper off with a bang.

But I don't believe this will be the end of the Viper, I'm sure it will rise again.

 

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DilllonW  2w ago

The goal was 159k and this is obviously 9k more than that. Some people were wondering where the extra money is going Food, lodging, additional track-related expense?

I just hope that it isn't going into anyone's pockets


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DilllonW  2w ago @DilllonW

6K* more than that.


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FastestLaps  2w ago

I think they also have to pay for track rent, I suppose they will want clear track with no traffic.


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Fastedee  2w ago

Absolutely The Viper is too legendary to disappear.

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