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Viper ACR-X laps Nurburgring in 7:03 [video]

The SRT Viper ACR-X has been flexing its muscles around Nurbugring and they have been good enough to release a video of the run. It shows the race car achieve a lap tome of 7:03.058 around the Green Hell and also gives a little extra information including real-time stats for the downforce and g-force.

The time is only a little quicker than the Viper ACR production version that completed the same lap in 7:12.13 back in September last year. On that occasion, the Viper ACR retook the production car lap record around Nurburgring from the Corvette ZR1.

The Viper ACR-X is powered by an 8.4-liter V10 engine that produces 640 horsepower (40 hp more than the standard model) and has a number of performance tweaks. These include a specially-tuned sports suspension, improved aerodynamics and a complete safety package (with a roll cage, fuel cell and race seat).

 

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TheAntichrist
Here is the list for the Nordschleife...http://fastestlaps.com/tracks/nordschleife.html...But its true, in many countrys, Radical cars isnt a street legals.
Feb 28, 2012 9:43 am
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Phast104
People get too wound up about what type of car and its classification. just watch a sweet car rippin up the 'ring. love the splitter cam
Feb 27, 2012 4:07 pm
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Speedoholic
The Nurburgring tests a car's true performance, that's probably why we don't see any Veyrons on the timesheet. It's only good at drag races.
Feb 27, 2012 9:29 am
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Mikeado
It's pretty high up on the TopGear track, while the SS was right at the top for quite a bit. They're too heavy to beat any records here though, plus no rich guy who owns one is brave or talented enough! (Jenson Button sold his)
Feb 27, 2012 11:38 am
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s2k_turbo
I just love this brutal force
Feb 27, 2012 2:54 am
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upinsmoke
Fastest road car is actually is the radical sr8 lm with a time of 6:48, the gum pert used to be in 3rd place at 7:11.57 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nürburgring_Nordschleife_lap_times#Production.2C_street-legal_vehicles As such that make the new viper faster than the gumpert..
Feb 26, 2012 8:25 pm
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air_cooled
As stated before radicals are not street legal in germany. Neither is this viper. Therefore the fastest street legal car on this track remains the GERMAN gumpert apollo. American cars need better handling not just straight line speed.
Feb 27, 2012 12:33 pm
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B_M_Gearhead
Your precious Apollo beat the production Viper by 0.56 of a second, and for some reason that compelled you to spell out the word German using all capital letters? Not to downplay Gumpert but please save the fan-boy sensationalism for when they accomplish something really amazing, not making a car a half a second faster for an additional $200,000.
Feb 27, 2012 1:37 pm
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justbored
The Gumpert even had to use semi-slicks to be that high on the list. I would even guess, that the Lexus LFA would be faster than the Apollo with semi-slicks.
Mar 1, 2012 3:48 am
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air_cooled
still road legal. Put slicks on your car and try to beat it. Gumpert Apollo GERMAN is fastest road legal car.
Mar 19, 2012 10:34 pm
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air_cooled
Not street legal sorry. Neither are the radicals in Germany. Fastest road legal car (legal in all countries) is german gumpert apollo.
Feb 26, 2012 6:01 pm
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TheAntichrist
Too bad isnt street legal.
Feb 26, 2012 1:18 pm
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