Believe it or not, there was a freaking crowd funded campaign aimed to send the Dodge Viper ACR to the Nurburgring in order to set a new lap record. And the team behind it all followed it through. The Dodge Viper ACR set the new Nurburgring record in some sense. It became the fastest Dodge Viper ever to lap the famed track. It did it in 7:01.3. And this is the official video of the run. It’s incredible.
Considering this is only 4 or so seconds slower than the hypercar Porsche 918 Spyder (on a 13-kilometer track), the result is even more amazing.
2017 Dodge Viper ACR was driven by Lance Arnold who lapped the Nordschleife many times before.
Roadandtrack reports this about the effort: “The effort met with difficulties nearly every step of the way—on the day Arnold set his lap time, the team lost one car to a seized differential, and another to a high-speed tire failure that led to a crash. Despite the drivers, all feeling that the Viper is capable of a sub-seven-minute lap time, with both cars hobbled and no more money in the crowd funded the effort, this 7:01.3 will stand as the fastest Viper ‘Ring time.”
In that sense, this time attack is possibly the most emotional to date. After all, the team did not have any support from Dodge. I am sure that with a few more laps under the belt, the Viper would slash that 1.3 seconds and enter the 6-minute territory.
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