Vipers looking for revenge at The Ring Today!!!

Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by Blockbuster, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. gb66gth

    gb66gth Viper Owner

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    The sad part of it is that the car magazines will probably ignore this big news. CAr & Driver and Road & Track always diss the Viper.
    For example, in the Januray '10 issue , of R&T, when they were doing a piece on "awesome" drift cars, they put the Vette and Nissan Z-car on the cover and totally left the Viper out of the article!
    But that's in the past. So now it's time to celebrate.
    GO SRT!!!!GO VIPER!!!!!:2tu:
     
  2. eucharistos

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    yes, they are for whom was coined: "ignorance is bliss" :lmao:
     
  3. ViperTony

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    This! And that's what makes this Ring record so extra special.
     
  4. Mopar Boy

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    Ooh! You have a one off Kevan! Sweet! :yay:

    Sorry sorry....my bad. Bad clarification.... :rolaugh:

    Was still thinking my last post of the fact that the ACRs normally come a year or so after the coupe body is introduced and being that there was no chance to do that with the gen 3..... Never clarified that! Cmon Kevan. you should have read my posts accross many threads so you stayed with my train of thought! ;):rolleyes:

    Yeah. I suck! Epic fail. :hitfan:


    (Funny reading back I started laughing before I even read your comment. Was still reading my quote and it already hit me! :rolaugh:)
     
  5. Lawrenzo

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    R-E-S-P-E-C-T as Aretha would sing it! Way to go guys!
     
  6. VJR3

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    Hip hip hoooraaaa, go Viper and SRT. Cant wait to see the vid
     
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    The Snake beats Godzilla
     
  8. CA97GTS

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    Even the Toyota boards, and Stang boards, are paying homage to the Viper- some nice compliments on some "other" boards..

    One on the TOY board said something about the Vipers "giant wing" - they seem to forget the "Supra wing" azzhats.....
     
  9. shooter_t1

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    I'm sending a check for 14,999.00 as we speak. Thanks ViperJon, I never thought I could get a 2010 ACR for 15 grand.lol
     
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    A good long time friend and coworker that I have worked my whole career with is a huge toyota/honda fan. His first new car was a 79 celica and he has been worshiping japanese cars since. He throws American cars under the bus every chance he gets. He was the first to tell me about the LFA when it first went public. So I'm telling him about the ring record this morning and he starts looking a bit perturbed. So he says to me... what about that car that Simon Cowell drives... you know... the fastest car in the world... I'm like... What are you you talking about so he says google it real quick. Up pops a picture of the Veyron. I'm like nope... note even in the race dude:lmao:
     
  11. PDCjonny

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    I'm sorry, I can't hear you I'm working in the dipshiit mathematically impaired department now.
    Please try again later.
     
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    In true Viper tradition, and it now having been more than 24 hours since the record was broken, how do we make it go faster? LOL.
     
  13. 72hemi

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    Carbon brakes!
     
  14. MTGTS

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    G5 ACR!!!;)
     
  15. Paul Hawker

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    Information gleened from this ring experience will most likely go directly to those developing the next generation of Viper.

    Fantastic use of production down time to gather the data for future enhancements.

    From my understanding SRT is also in the process of traveling from track to track. Most likely with development engines, transmissions, electronics. All in the quest to build upon the strengths of the current model to make the next Viper even better.

    The best swords are forged with the fire of war!
     
  16. shooter_t1

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    I sure hope not. I like tracking my car. Do you know how much a Carbon brake rebuild will cost?.
     
  17. RevHeat

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    I hope the VCA makes a T-Shirt for the outstanding event....
     
  18. Kevan

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    THIS IS INCORRECT.
    Jim Mero is a helluva engineer and an excellent track driver. I've got $5 that says he's a nice guy too.
    If you're a Corvette guy saying Jim sucks, YOU FAIL.


    (that's for the Vette guys, Jon....just to be clear)
     
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    LOTS! Thankfully you'd probably only have to do it once, if at all
     
  20. 09 Venom

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    will we see a video of the record breaking run?
     
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    The question is not if we will or not, its just a matter of when we will
     
  22. JohnnyViper

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    go viper!!!
     
  23. Vic

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    Yeah, that was the genius who said the Viper had "excessive" torque. No amount of torque is excessive!

    He also said the ACR "should" go faster, with that "wing". Well, I think the LFA "Should" go faster, cuz it costs a fortune. But it don"t. They shot their wad with a very specially designed, track-specific-tuned, the very best they could muster, the "Nurburgring Edition" to get 7:14. They've come up "short". (pun intended)
     
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  24. vipernut94

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    Wow!!! I have been traveling all week and just saw the news. I'll be sitting up a litter taller when I drive my ACR around town this weekend!!!
     
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    Yeah, typically it's a $15k option, and rotors run a solid $2k each. I'm not saying make it standard, but I think it should be an option. It's standard on the ZR1 and an option now on the Z06, not to mention Aston Martin, Ferrrari and all the other big names offer them. They may be expensive, but they definitely work!
     
  26. zoomie

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    for those of us that JonB sent the original 7:22 'Ring decals ( thanks ! again Jon) - just the 7:12 would work.. lol fabulous event!


     
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    Don't you just need a 1 sticker to go over the middle number? :) Congrats and thank you SRT and Tomball!!
     
  28. Vic

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    Top Gear will test the G5 in the rain, just to make sure.

    Why doesn't the Viper sell better, as great as it is? We console ourselves with "pussies don"t like hardcore cars", but in the end, car manufacturing is a business proposition.

    I would suggest the Gen5 have OPTIONAL amenities, to appeal to the widest possible audience. Without the economy of scale, the future is bleak, for an extremely limited volume car. ("We" don't want them languishing on dealers' lots for two years, still in the wrappers. I'm sure the dealers don't) Unless they are counting on someone who, after hearing of the record lap, will suddenly become enamored with a Chrysler mini-van or Durango.
     
  29. MrBTG

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    It took a few days, but I finally got on here! :) First post time!!!

    I've got to say, from the outside looking in, a few people must really love the Viper and all it stands for! I mean, to have gone to these lengths to get a couple of Texas-plated dealer cars lapping a stretch of twisty tarmac behind my back garden... :rolaugh:

    Absolutely top effort though, and knowing how the higher echelons of Lexus can be, I guess there are some harrowing tales of woe amongst the LF-A team. Oh to be a fly on their wall right now... :eater::eater: :eater:

    Anyway, here's my favourite shot from that fateful lunchbreak I spent next to the track, in FULL res too (3888px).
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    I have to say, as a pro driver here I've still not driven the Viper in any of its forms! I can only imagine that 8.4ltrs and the appropriate torque with no computers puts most drivers off - cars in the same price range over here include Nissan GTRs, Porsche GT3s, the odd GT2 and of course, the Z06. All of which I've driven, none of which I'm particularly smitten by. They are a dime a dozen around the Nürburgring.

    If anybody could hook me up with an email address for the team, the drivers, anything, I'd love to get an interview for my blog at bridgetogantry.com too.
     
  30. Joseph Houss

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    Absolutely amazing time!

    Congratulations SRT!!!!!
     

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