Monterey, California – The 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, on the heels of its recapturing the production car lap record on the road course in Monterey, California.
The SRT10 ACR (American Club Racer) was driven by SRT vehicle dynamics engineer Chris Winkler to a lap record of 1:33.915 around the 2.238-mile, 11-turn course, defeating the previous lap record by more than 1.1 seconds.
In 2008, professional road racer Randy Pobst drove a 2008 Dodge Viper ACR to a one-lap, production car record of 1:35.117 at Laguna Seca raceway while working with Motor Trend. That record stood until August 2009 when a one-off exotic prototype reached 1:35.075.
The Dodge Viper is going into its final year of production for the current-generation model, with approximately 500 scheduled for production in 2010. Dodge has confirmed that it intends to continue producing the vehicle.
Changes to the 2010 ACR include a new short-throw shifter, and redesigned rear wing profile and end plates to increase vehicle aerodynamics and top speed.