On December 10th of 2009, at the PRI show, Dodge pulled the cover off the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X - a turn-key, non-street legal race car that made its on-track debut in the summer of 2010.
Ralph Gilles, president and CEO, Dodge Brand, said 'This project is a result of many years of performance engineering expertise from our SRT team, combined with the passion and dedication of Viper Nation, to keep the Viper racing tradition going strong on tracks around the country and the world.'
Combining the best performance attributes of the record-setting, street-legal Dodge Viper ACR and the safety equipment of championship-winning Viper Competition Coupe, the Viper ACR-X is powered by the SRT-developed 8.4-liter V10, equipped with factory headers and a low-restriction exhaust system, that produces 640 horsepower.
This example is the first ACR-X which was produced and is owned by Kathy Stout and piloted by Jim Stout for the Viper Cup Racing Series, NARRA, and other race events.
The suspension was upgraded specifically for on-track usage, while the weight is lightened by a full 160 pounds (versus the standard production Viper) to take on even the most challenging road course. Additional aerodynamic upgrades improve downforce, while enhancing stability and improving grip in high-speed cornering.