Show Car Could Signal New Nürburgring Effort
2015 dodge srt viper
Mopar recently released the first picture of its 2015 Dodge Viper ACR Concept car—destined for a SEMA debut on November 4 in Las Vegas—so let the rumor-mongering begin right here: Could this car be the first hint of an upcoming production model that will look to crack the 7-minute mark at the Nürburgring?
And what better way could there be for the 2015 Dodge Viper to earn back some performance credibility, boost awareness and perhaps even goose sales, then to break the 7:00 mark at the Nürburgring, where it already has a nice track record of success?
It's also worth noting that any mention of a powertrain is suspiciously absent from the press materials for the 2015 Dodge Viper ACR concept. Could that be because engineers are still trying to fit a supercharged, 707-hp Hellcat HEMI beneath its hood?
The car certainly lives up to its ACR "American Club Racer" reputation in other respects, highlighted by a functional, wind-tunnel-test carbon-fiber aero kit, the obligatoryset of Brembo-backed high-performance brakes, and a stripped-down, driver-centric cabin.
Oh, and on the topic of stripped-down cabins, the 2015 Dodge Viper's nest will hatch a new entry version when sales start in the first quarter of next year, with that car offering less standard content than its 2014 counterpart, but with 20 more horsepower and a $15,000 drop in pricing, to $84,995.