Watch this Dodge Viper ACR Team Try to set a Nürburgring Record!

Dodge Viper ACR Nürburgring Nordschleife Lap Attempt

Coming up just a hair short.

The last Dodge Viper rolled off the factory line this summer and we’re really sad to see it go. It was an American demonstration of excess and big-displacement power. It was raced professionally, however, it was never given a proper Nürburgring lap time – until now.

A private team of Dodge Viper enthusiasts and professionals took the now-out-of-production 2017 Dodge Viper ACR to the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife to see if it could break the new lap time record for a production car, held by the Lamborghini Huracan Performante with a 6:52:01 time.

Dodge Viper ACR Nürburgring Nordschleife Lap Attempt

Previously, the Dodge Viper had the title for being the fastest around the ‘Ring twice with the previous-generation ACR. With Lance Arnold behind the wheel, this small team of privateers sought to take it back.

Unfortunately, the team was only able to get times of 7:03.23 and 7:03.45, with the final run (shown in this video) being 7:01.3. While it comes nine seconds short of the Huracan Performante, it’s still a very, very impressive lap time, especially considering the fact that the Huracan Performante has loads of tech, active aero, and all-wheel drive helping it out.

It’s still something that this small privateer team and their car can be very proud of.


Are you sad to see the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR not break the Nürburgring record?


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