It’s 2010, and fans of the legendary Dodge Viper are coming to the reality that this could be the last year for the car. Dodge//SRT engineers then introduce what they call the “ultimate special-edition model of America’s ultimate sports car”. Taking the best of the street-legal Dodge Viper ACR (or American Club Racer) and featuring the safety equipment of the championship-winning Dodge Viper Competition Coupe and creating the Viper ACR-X.
Originally Dodge built 25 of the Dodge Viper ACR-X models, all of which are classified as non-street legal race cars. Due to the popularity of the cars, an additional 25 models were built for 2010. The cars were built to compete in a special racing series that kicked off in July 2010 named the “Dodge Viper Cup” series. The series was made up of ten events at five different race tracks across the United States and featured some really good amateur and professional talent, including FCA Design boss, Ralph Gilles.
Similar to the Dodge Viper Competition Coupe, the Viper ACR-X contained factory-installed safety equipment such as a factory-designed roll cage, fire suppression system, fuel cell, and race seat. Additional racing components including a transmission cooler, rear differential cooling system, unique front rotors with larger surface area, and improved brake cooling via scoops in the front fascia were added to meet the significant durability and reliability requirements for on-track competition.
The Viper ACR-X featured an 8.4-liter V-10 engine, equipped with factory headers and a low-restriction exhaust system, that produces 640 horsepower (40 more than the 2010 production model) and 605 lb.-ft. of torque (45 more than the 2010 production model). Weighing 160 pounds lighter than the standard Viper model, the ACR-X also had a suspension that was tuned and upgraded specifically for on-track usage with unique springs, two-way adjustable shocks, and adjustable sway bar links. The car also featured aerodynamic upgrades including quad-dive planes and underbody ducts improve downforce while enhancing stability and significantly improving grip in high-speed cornering.
It’s been almost ten years since the introduction of the Dodge Viper ACR-X and even though a decade has gone by, there is one of those ACR-X models remains virtually intact. Currently, the great people at BJ Motors have that car available on the market for $159,000 USD. This car which is #002 was owned by the late (and great) Bernie Katz. The car was never driven on the track and only has 10 miles on the odometers. It also comes with every piece of literature that came with the car when it was originally delivered.
While the asking price is not a small amount of money, especially with what is going on currently in the world. This Viper is a prime example of what Viper collectors look for, a car with a ton of history, all of its documentation, and has very low mileage. Is it worth the price tag? We think so.
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