We have been talking a lot about this week’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. There are currently 22 Dodge Vipers on the docket for the event. We have already talked about the VIN #001 of the GEN V Vipers going across the block, as well as the rare #001 2017 Dodge Viper GTS-R Nürburgring Edition. But three other Vipers caught our eye on the docket and all from the same lot.
Besides the 2015 to 2017 Dodge Viper ACE-R, the GEN IV 2010 Dodge Viper ACR will go down in history as one of the greatest track cars ever built from an American automaker. For the 2010 model year, the Viper ACR got a shorter fifth gear ratio (moving from a 0.74 to a 0.80) for improved high-speed acceleration and higher straightaway speeds. The 2010 model year also seen a few changes with the aerodynamics, with new rear wing profile and end plates which gave the ACR a top-speed of 184 mph.
The 2010 model was no slouch. Powered by an 8.4-liter VIPER V10 with 600 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque, the Dodge Viper ACR had a 0-60 mph time in less than 4 seconds, a quarter-mile time in the mid-11-second range and 0-100-0 mph in 11 seconds flat.
The 2010 Dodge Viper ACR came with an optional “Hardcore Package” which was 80 lbs. lighter than the production SRT-10 Coupe. The four-wheel independent suspension featured high-performance aluminum control arms and knuckles, and KW suspension with two-way adjustable competition coil-over shock absorbers with remote reservoirs. The package also added a carbon fiber “fanged” splitter in front and adjustable carbon-fiber wing with seven-position stanchions that allow up to an amazing 1,000 lbs. of downforce at 150 mph. Lightweight wheels, two-piece slotted StopTech brake rotors, and Michelin PS Cup tires.
Now during the 2010 model year, there were several special edition Vipers made to round out the last model year for the GEN IV Viper. This lot features three of those special editions. The 1:33 Laguna Seca Edition, the Snakeskin Green Edition, and the VooDoo Edition.
The 1:33 Laguna Seca Edition honors the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR for breaking the lap record at Laguna Seca with a time of 1:33.91. Only 33 of the special edition cars were built and actually two will be crossing the auction block at Scottsdale. But the car we are most excited about is #1 of the 33 limited edition series. The car features a unique two-tone paint scheme of black with red, which was the opposite of the original Viper ACR’s red and black scheme. Interior highlights include Piano Black console bezels with red gauge highlights complemented by red stitching in the black seats. This particular car has 1,200 actual miles, several modifications, and is labeled as lot number 1139.
In 2010, there were 30 of the Snakeskin Green (or SSG) Special Edition ACRs built. This particular car is #1 of the 30 of the special edition series. The Snakeskin Green paint color is a favorite among Viper enthusiasts. This particular model has 5,600 actual miles and is labeled as lot number 1139.1.
Based on Head of FCA Design Ralph Gilles’ personal Dodge Viper SRT-10, only 31 VooDoo Edition ACRs were produced in 2010. This car up for auction is #1 of the 31 limited edition of the series. The car was autographed by Ralph when he was the CEO of the Dodge brand and was the car built especially for a raffle done by the Viper Club of America, which is documented on the original paperwork. The car comes with the original window sticker and dealer brochure. The car also features the Preferred Package 21B Competition group that included two-piece lightweight slotted rotors, delete fog lamps, front splitter spoiler, ACR badging, rear wing spoiler, stiffened front stabilizer bar, performance tires, Sidewinder wheels and front fascia with ground effects. This car is featured as lot number 1139.2.
These three models became such an important part of Viper history, that Dodge actually recreated the three schemes for the limited special edition series for the final year of the Dodge Viper back in 2017. Those who are lucky enough to purchase these cars at the auction will definitely be the envy of a lot of people in the Viper community.