33 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

7m ago by FastestLaps
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phavyarden  4m ago

Has been a long time since i don't post here, how can i add some laptimes?


 

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saxy  5m ago

7:03.45 for a first "qualifying" attempt is very good! Gotta love that. Bone stock car without changing for stickier rubber, or removing the seats, or adding things what not. Straight from the factory, with new tires on hand, big balls and a good lap. And already, the lap time is faster than almost every other car in the world despite without factory support.


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AlMillin  5m ago

Impressive lap and it's interesting to note that the top speed of 280 km/h is well below that of the Porsche 918 and Lamborghini's laps. This is due to the huge wing which increases down force around the bends and therefore reduces its top speed. It might break the 7 minute mark but it's highly unlikely to be faster than the Porsche 918 let alone the Performante.


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cosimo  5m ago @AlMillin

too funny when you end production line you close the book and end the bs tests, but dodge here sends it out to set a new lap time and nobody being able to order a new one lol

can you say this is our own prototype 2017 just to settle the score wiz za germans ?

such dodgy a test that it's been since they started heading to the ring

https://img.memecdn.com/dodge-viper_o_2521753.jpg


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Fastedee  5m ago @cosimo

The Viper will not be mocked!


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cosimo  5m ago @Fastedee

it was meant to pass by every track to mop the floor as a goodbye gift for leaving skid marks due to traction loss and outdated toyota style diff lol

less accidents with less bad sounding engines on the road.

death is nearby :)


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Fastedee  5m ago @cosimo

So crashes are the owners fault with Ferrari but the cars fault with everyone else?


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cosimo  5m ago @Fastedee

crashing in a ferrari is inevitable, it was meant to do that in the wrong hands, of course! people with no experience have no idea how responsive the throttle is on ferrari cars, it just tells you how stupid the owner is such as this idiot

http://bgr.com/2017/07/31/ferrari-crash-scuderia/

https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/article_small/public/thumbnails/image/2017/07/28/07/ferrari.jpg


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Fastedee  5m ago @cosimo

Probably a drunken footballer


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cosimo  5m ago @Fastedee

nothing to do with drunk driver, but an ignorant driver that thought he could go fast in the wet in a rwd and a ferrari that will require super driver skills on a wet pavement


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Fastedee  5m ago

Any word on lap?


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FastestLaps  6m ago

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

 

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BR2+  6m ago

Wait is that you talkin?


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FastestLaps  6m 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+  6m 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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cosimo  5m ago @BR2+

the viper is history, no more...nada

factory doors will be shut permanently and you'll be left with one naz-i machine to brag about lap times along with your lowered to the ground civic kamikaze bushido every day supercar tracker

https://shortcut-test2.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/user_image/attachment/2669/default_japanese-guy.jpg


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Fastedee  7m ago

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

 

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Mike3  7m ago

Agreed, joining the six minute club would be awesome.


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cosimo  7m ago

Yawn-by-Sally-Symes.jpg

 

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Fastedee  7m ago

Just need a more exciting book!


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Mike3  7m ago

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


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Mike3  7m ago @Mike3

Above comment was in reply to cosimo.


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Fastedee  7m ago @Mike3

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


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cosimo  5m ago @Mike3

never thought of a chihuahua speaking human language


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Fastedee  5m ago @cosimo

Yes how could you sympathize with a dark Latin people suffering from unfair criminal stereotypes? Lmao Take the Canoli leave the commenting.


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saxy  7m ago

Haha I like this.


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BR2+  7m 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  7m 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  7m ago @DilllonW

6K* more than that.


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FastestLaps  7m 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  7m ago

Absolutely The Viper is too legendary to disappear.

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