KING of the Ring - 1 year ago Today!

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY RING KING! :yay:
Still on top a year later, our beloved 2010 model beats both the 2012 model Vette and the 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package with it's roll cage for, eh-hem, "safety" of course.

ALL HAIL THE KING!
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Dodge Viper SRT10® ACR Reclaims Production Car Lap Record at Nürburgring with 7:12.13
Veteran GT driver Dominik Farnbacher pilots street-legal, 600-horsepower 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR (American Club Racer) to new record lap at the world’s most demanding road course – the famed 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife (north course)
Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) group teams up with Viper Club of America and ViperExchange by Tomball Dodge team for record-setting run
Viper ACR adds to its growing list of benchmark lap times at famous road courses

September 27, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team made history on Sept. 14, 2011, at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife as their ultimate, street-legal, track-ready car – the Dodge Viper SRT10® ACR – recaptured the production car lap record with a 7:12.13 elapsed time.



With no 2011 model-year Dodge Viper cars being produced, SRT joined forces with the Viper Club of America and the ViperExchange by Tomball Dodge team from Tomball, Texas, which supplied two brand-new 2010 Dodge Viper ACR's off their showroom floor for the record-setting effort.

“We’re extremely proud to set the lap record for a second time at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “Our team returned to Germany knowing we’d left some time on the track when we set our first lap record, so this effort shows the incredible depth and capability the Viper ACR has by running a full 10 seconds faster than we did in 2008.”

ViperExchange team owner and longtime Viper enthusiast Ben Keating, also was instrumental in securing veteran GT driver Dominik Farnbacher to drive the Viper ACR to the new record lap. Keating and Farnbacher previously teamed up at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2011.

The street-legal Viper ACR is factory-equipped and tuned for outstanding track performance with coil-over racing dampers that are adjustable for both damping and ride height. The shocks are two-way factory adjustable without removing the wheels – a timesaver at any track configuration – and they include a large range for compression and rebound adjustment. Aerodynamics are also adjustable via carbon-fiber rear wing with seven-position stanchions and an adjustable front splitter.

SRT’s first official visit to the Nürburgring took place in August 2008 when the newly launched 2008 Dodge Viper ACR came to Germany with driver Tom Coronel and established a new production car lap record time of 7:22.1, a record that stood through much of 2011.

As a result of their original trip to Nürburgring, SRT engineering implemented a few specific improvements to get even more speed out of the record-setting supercar.

For the 2010 model year, the Viper ACR received a shorter fifth gear ratio (changing from 0.74 to 0.80) for improved high-speed acceleration and higher straightaway speeds. This helped achieve higher speeds down the front straightaway of Döttinger Höhe and past the Antonius Bridge on the Nürburgring course. The rear-wing profile and end plates also were redesigned to further optimize the vehicle aerodynamics and improve yaw downforce, which allowed greater speeds through the high speed turns such as Schwedenkreuz. A new short-throw shifter also came in 2010 models for enhanced driver control and quicker shifts.

The hot-lap testing was spread over two days. On Sept. 12, the track was completely wet at the beginning of the four-hour session. By the final hour, the track was mostly dry but peak performance was limited due to a few remaining damp areas at the Bergwerk corner and Fuchsröhre and Wippermann areas. The best lap of the day was a 7:15.6 at the end of the session. By Sept. 14, a clear weather pattern allowed the track to dry and gave the team good conditions for the Viper ACR’s final lap of 7:12.13.

The Viper ACR holds benchmark lap times at the following road courses:
Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, Ill. 2:37.70
Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow, Calif. 1:55.70
Gingerman Raceway (1.88-mile original course), South Haven, Mich. 1:26.70
Grattan Raceway, Belding, Mich. 1:22.70
Laguna Seca Raceway, Salinas, Calif. 1:33.90
Miller Motorsport Park (3.05-mile outer loop), Tooele, Utah 1:59.90
Monticello Motor Club, Monticello, N.Y. 2:26.37
MotorSport Ranch (3.1-mile full course), Cresson, Texas 2:19.00
Nelson Ledges Road Course, Garrettsville, Ohio 1:08.90
New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J. 1:28.08
No Problem Raceway, Belle Rose, La. 1:16.90
Nürburgring Nordschleife, Nürburg, Germany 7:12.13
Putnam Park, Mount Meridian, Ind. 1:12.60
Sebring Full Course, Sebring, Fla. 2:19.47
Spring Mountain (2.2-mile layout), Pahrump, Nev. 1:45.40
Texas World Speedway, College Station, Texas 1:47.56
Top Gear USA (El Toro), Irvine, Calif. 1:22.00
Virginia International Raceway (3.27-mile full course), Alton, Va. 2:00.63
Willow Springs Raceway, Rosamond, Calif. 1:26.00


Dodge Viper ACR
The Viper ACR remains the ultimate purpose-built, street-legal, track-ready car since its introduction in 2008.

Powered by the venerable 8.4-liter, V-10 engine with 600 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque, the Viper ACR offers extreme performance, including 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 4 seconds, quarter-mile time in the mid 11-second range and 0-100-0 mph in 11 seconds flat.

The four-wheel independent suspension features high-performance aluminum control arms and knuckles, KW suspension with two-way adjustable competition coil-over shock absorbers with remote reservoirs.

The aerodynamic package features a carbon fiber “fanged” splitter in front and adjustable carbon-fiber wing with seven-position stanchions that allow up to an amazing 1,000 pounds of downforce at 150 mph. Lightweight forged aluminum wheels, two-piece slotted brake rotors and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires round out the ACR package.
http://www.media.chrysler.com/newsr...441CE1FA3C2AF225A554596D9241A?&id=11535&mid=2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nürburgring_Nordschleife_lap_times#Timing_by_manufacturers

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Mike
 
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That was a fun day when the word was slowly dribbling in a new time was being set.
Very memorable.
 

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Takin it and keepin it:headbang:

2012 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 - 9 June 2011 ... (7:19.63) stood 52 days

2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package - 31 August 2011 ... (7:14.64) stood 14 days

2010 Dodge Viper ACR - 14 September 2011 ... (7:12:13) standing 365 days and counting... :D

Yep v10, I do believe you're on to something. :2tu:
 

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I just tried NOT to get into an argument about this very topic a couple weeks ago. This guy knew i had/have a viper and started talking trash. He came up to me and started the conversation. Saying that the vipers are not all that, and don't really think they are that fast. That he had an old porsche 968 that could keep up to one on the highway. I laughed at him and asked if the viper driver knew he was there. Anyways about the RING, he then tells me that vipers handle like sh*t and thats why they lose at the RING. I'm like ***, he tells me he just seen a commercial for the new corvette and that they said they have the fastest time. I laughed and told him to pull his head out of his a*s and go check the internet. And walked away, laughing.

Keep up the good work SRT. Im looking forward to some new crazy times with the new snake.
 

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...he tells me he just seen a commercial for the new corvette and that they said they have the fastest time.

Yeah, I saw that Corvette commercial just a few weeks ago. You'd think they had the record for a year or more, not 52 days...
 

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Yeah, I saw that Corvette commercial just a few weeks ago. You'd think they had the record for a year or more, not 52 days...
Yeah, that commercial is a bit misleading unless you are in the know... could lead to alot of stories like Jeebs just wrote.


That was a fun day when the word was slowly dribbling in a new time was being set.
Very memorable.
Jon, you're right... very memorable. I think I'll go back and find some of those old posts of anxiety for a walk down memory lane. :lmao2:
 

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