Comments - Video: Viper ACR-X Laps the Nurburgring in 7:03

Published: Feb 23, 2012
Description: Earlier in the day we brought you the first (possible) photo of the new 2013 SRT Viper and now we have some footage of the Viper ACR-X racing spec model giving the Green Hell a real run for its money....
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Dan Rather Feb 24, 2012
Wait nvm that's only the hardcore pack for the ACR
Dan Rather Feb 24, 2012
The ACR doesn't have a radio they took out all the speakers to cut wait I'm not sure if it has AC either.
Shane Heid Feb 24, 2012
The viper has a radio and ac haha and I'll just buy a Tom Tom
Dillon Dixon Feb 24, 2012
Oh man that was saweet!!! This car is such a badass! Throw anything at us, we Americans will take you down!!! This is SO much more difficult to drive than the GTR. Go America!!
Stephen Ishard Feb 24, 2012
dream car from now until forever
Theo Hubbard Feb 24, 2012
I can't believe I'm saying this because I'm a Nissan lover but for the money......I'd rather have this. It just seems like a lot more fun :D
Dan Rather Feb 24, 2012
I dunno one thing about comparing the GTR to the ACR is that the GTR was running run flats while the ACR is running R compound tires... would be interesting to see how much the GTR's time would improve with R compounds
Brady Fereday Feb 24, 2012
Bob most of us on here are GTR fan boys I my self is said fan boy but its just nice to see American finally brought out the big guns lol xD
Bob Turefannt Feb 24, 2012
When will people realize that speed is not the only thing that makes a car great? I consider the merc c class to be on of the greatest cars of all time because of its innovative technology.
Bob Turefannt Feb 24, 2012
I would pick a gtr over this any day. You get a trunk, gps, ac, radio, two seats. Both are super fast for low money.
Shane Heid Feb 23, 2012
Damn right Brady. Couldn't agree more
Brady Fereday Feb 23, 2012
Shane I would say its the best honestly lol :D
Shane Heid Feb 23, 2012
Matt the street legal Acr is still way faster than the gtr. Way faster. And here in the states they are within 10k of each other cost. So suck it. Gtr is good this is better
Zach Sullivan Feb 23, 2012
Is civilized but that's just me but however u look at it anything in the low 7's is incredibly fast that's for sure
Zach Sullivan Feb 23, 2012
That's fast but this car is getting into that grey area of production class I mean yea it is a production car but is this honestly something u would wana drive everyday with it's hard racing suspension and what not to me production a production car
Matt Piccolo Feb 23, 2012
How they both r now, aren't comparable cuz their in different classes
Matt Piccolo Feb 23, 2012
Everyone saying the gtr sucks compared to this., did u include the point this ISN'T street legal, and the gtr IS. I bet if Nissan took the time dodge did and went full out with a track version, it would keep up with the viper... And this and a gtr..
Brady Fereday Feb 23, 2012
I think your right Mario and I think in japan you have to get a different license for the power level of the car like say you do with a motorcycle here in my state like you have to have a license for say a 300-800 and than another for 800 and up
Jason Bartlett Feb 23, 2012
Exactly 23 seconds faster then the stock zr1 . 7.03 is pretty darn quick
Mario Callirgos Feb 23, 2012
The actual output was speculated to be around 330 while the NSX was closer to 290 and so on with the RX7. I do believe American car companies did the same in the 60s and the 70s with the pony cars.
Mario Callirgos Feb 23, 2012
@ Dan I completely agree with you on all counts the civic was a bad example, I should have said S2000 or a car with a better setup not FWD. Lol The official rating was 276, same as the RX7, NSX of the same era. I think it was a gentlemans agreement
Dan Rather Feb 23, 2012
Also I was saying 1000 hp civic wouldn't be competive because the only way to make that work would essentially not even be a civic any more. things like (widening/lengthing body probably would have to make tube frame just handle the stress
Dan Rather Feb 23, 2012
R34 official hp is 276. I was saying to compare this particular viper to i GTR is irrelevant because one's a race car and the other is a street I'm not saying the ACR isn't faster or that the GTR is better
Shane Heid Feb 23, 2012
@dan rather, the Acr is still faster than the gtr, and just cause this is an acrx doesn't mean this video means nothing. Its about a viper not a gtr so it means a lot actually
Mario Callirgos Feb 23, 2012
The GTR from the other day was a r34 that came stock with 330hp. The civic reference was just an example that 1000 hp could make a massive difference in vehicle dynamics when done properly.
Antonio Falsetti Feb 23, 2012
And it did it on only five gears. If the gearbox had been geared for this track so he could've used all six gears the time would've been faster. Love the Viper.
quadrophine Feb 23, 2012
don't rip on tt v6 xj 220 Porsche 959 both fastest stock street cars at one point. gts owns my heart and the srt broke it. but thanks for putting American muscle back on top, gotta love it.
Matthew Reindorp Feb 23, 2012
With buckets of horsepower what is tricky is making a 500-650hp car than can do everything the 1000hp cars can and more...
Matthew Reindorp Feb 23, 2012
I'm an absolute GT-R fanboy but I've always had a softspot for the Viper and although only tiny amounts of these cars will be made and they probably won't be road legal it's great to see the track dominated by lower BHP cars its easy to make a car...
Dan Rather Feb 23, 2012
Regardless this video means nothing because the GTR is street legal and the ACR-X is a purpose built race car not to be confused with the ACR.
Dan Rather Feb 23, 2012
I like both because they both offer great levels of performance at much lower price than most other cars with equal performance
Isaac Rezkalla Feb 23, 2012
Im not a gtr fan at all because it ruined some supercars and imo this is in another class because look at the engine size its a v10 vs a twin turbo v6 no comparison. but this show how americans get down when asked
Dan Rather Feb 23, 2012
That'd be like assuming when people talked about the zr1 they were talking about the one from the 80s
Dan Rather Feb 23, 2012
Usually when people talk about the GTR they are referring to the current generation. Otherwise they say R34,R33,R32... Etc
Dan Rather Feb 23, 2012
Which gen came with 330
Devin Babyn Feb 23, 2012
The GTR's been around a lot longer then just this gen
Dan Rather Feb 23, 2012
@Mario what are you talking about. A 1000hp civic could never be competition because you could make it handle or overcome the torque steer. The GTR has like 520 not 330 hp btw.
Mario Callirgos Feb 23, 2012
Idk guys 1000hp can transform civics into real competition let alone a GTR that is already crazy fast with 330hp.
Dan Rather Feb 23, 2012
Wait Brady do you think the GTR has a V8? The hardest think about the ACR to tune is the AERO and the suspension because they have to change it for every track.
Clint Edwards Feb 23, 2012
That thing was gettin down
Brady Fereday Feb 23, 2012
There's no way a GTR viper should be in the same class the viper to me is a true super car with a true super car motor yes I'm a GTR fan boy but I will admit this thing is on on another planet and nothing can touch it lol
Brady Fereday Feb 23, 2012
This viper and the GTR are not in the same class I have more respect for the viper than the vette it takes a lot more skill and precision to make a v10 fast a v8 is a dual easy motor to tune this viper is pure race car which I want to see on the road
No Pistons Feb 23, 2012
Ya Zonda R Isn't from this planet but hot damn a little over 20 seconds from the fastest time!? Way to go viper, always wonder what a driver like vettel would do in this and see if he(or someone like him) can squeeze out another second or so
Patrick Schalk Feb 23, 2012
Damn right Justin. GTR can suck it.
Justin Routh Feb 23, 2012
This is americas answer to that gtr yesterday
Pablo Herasme Feb 23, 2012
Hope other companies take this into consideration.
Kevin Callejas Feb 23, 2012
Wow that's an awesome time!!
Bryan Whitt Feb 23, 2012
I wanna I wanna I wanna , pure car porn right there , how could paddles be any funnier .
Zachary Sindelar Feb 23, 2012
Just a beautiful car!
Zain Sheikh Feb 23, 2012
Tony the zonda r is just a class of it's own and this too . Both truly epic machines
Matthew Paul Feb 23, 2012
Notice there are three pedals and it still set a blistering lap :D Take that modern trends!
Description: A few months ago, the SRT Viper wrangled the lap record for production cars away from the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition with an impressive time of 7:12.13. The official time for the ACR-X was a bliste...
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Matt Wolodkiewicz Feb 25, 2012
Amen to that MOPAR or no car
Erich Kretz Feb 25, 2012
Maybe Cesar was designed with feet in his mouth, heh.
Patrick Schalk Feb 24, 2012
That doesn't make any sense.
Patrick Schalk Feb 24, 2012
I don't know you. But I can tell you don't know anything about this car.
Ryu Tsuchiya Feb 24, 2012
@ patrick, so u know me? LOOOL
John Park Feb 24, 2012
The important thing is that v10s are the best!
Antonio Falsetti Feb 23, 2012
Awesome. Love the Viper. Mopar or no car!
No Pistons Feb 23, 2012
You know it's only a tuned version of the street legal acr
Patrick Schalk Feb 23, 2012
How does this suck? You don't know anything about anything.
Ryu Tsuchiya Feb 23, 2012
Still sucks...race car...not comparable
Matt Robbins Feb 23, 2012
Brain the LFA had the roll cage and the works. Still slower than the regular ACR lol
Michael Riley Feb 23, 2012
and people say American cars suck haha
Frank Hummel Feb 23, 2012
i figured the wikipedia page would have been updated..
Thomas Mackey Feb 23, 2012
To be honest I'm a diehard dodge fan to the core but it would be awesome to see the big three go at it again like they did in the 60's and 70's but with today's modern twist. Not just straight line speed but taking some corners.
Mikey Jimenez Feb 23, 2012
@Greg nice one haha. Hopefully the ZL1 stomps on the 2013 GT500 around the ring!
Greg Lewis Feb 23, 2012
Just proof that crazy hp isn't important, the setup is. Take a hint mustang! Please!
Brian Ayala Feb 23, 2012
See that's what a race car is. The lfa should incorporate these things into their nurburgring edition.
Patrick Schalk Feb 23, 2012
Merica! The Viper just keeps setting the bar. It's amazing.
Brad Wood Feb 23, 2012
Forget the car.... The driver has skills! That is incredibly fast.
Raymond Reynoso Feb 23, 2012
Damn 9 seconds. That's crazy
Brodriko Crowe Mar 08, 2012
They just look like speed...
Max Müller Feb 26, 2012
Why does it remind me of the last generation viper? And the one before?
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Feb 25, 2012
The Viper has a soul, the GTR is just another Japanese car that looks like a ricer.
Shane Heid Feb 24, 2012
Yes it was and it already looks boring and lifeless, they shoulda thought about that when they made a new gen.
Cody Matthews Feb 24, 2012
@Shane how is the GTR dated? It was just designed a few years ago...
Lee Cascio Feb 24, 2012
Matt you fail at being a troll. You probably drive a prius.
Patrick Schalk Feb 23, 2012
Like the Supra Matt?
Shane Heid Feb 23, 2012
Nope. Gorgeous! The gtr is ugly and way dated like its hard to look at
Matt Piccolo Feb 23, 2012
@ Thomas, exacly, both the cars r aged and ugly now
Zachary Fix Feb 23, 2012
Just like the 911 this car gets better and better
Justin Routh Feb 23, 2012
Its like the 911. They dont change it because they dont need to
Rami Wilson Feb 23, 2012
Absolute. Hope they don't ruin the new one.
Matthew Reindorp Feb 23, 2012
Looks almost the same as 15 years ago (ish) but everytime they change something small and it just makes it look fantastic again without
Devin Babyn Feb 23, 2012
I do love it but I still think its starting to get old. Only from the outside though. You get in either seat and nothing else matters
Shane Heid Feb 23, 2012
Nope Matt your wrong. Timeless, and faster than anything you will ever drive
Justin Routh Feb 23, 2012
It looks like it might eat me
Thomas Mackey Feb 23, 2012
So is a 71 cuda and it still looks bad ass This is still a bad ass looking car.
Zachary Sindelar Feb 23, 2012
Just beautiful! I like the wolverine side burns haha
Clint Edwards Feb 23, 2012
I've got one on my brute force with a water-proof enclosure, thing rocks. Definetely a good buy
Matthew Reindorp Feb 23, 2012
Won one o those in a comp... It's fantastic! Defo must buy for track days
Chris Penza Feb 23, 2012
Is that white thing on the front a camera?
Matthew Landau Feb 23, 2012
looks a bit like an sls with a big ole wing from the side view...
Garrett Frye Feb 23, 2012
It's not photoshopped, the picture was taken while panning with the car = car in focus and background blurred
Thomas Mackey Feb 23, 2012
I'm failing to see how this is all photoshop.....easy pic to take with a DSLR.
Adithya Chandrasekhar Feb 23, 2012
Photoshopped like shit.....
rockstarTc Feb 24, 2012
That green looks beast!!! Viper is definitely one of the best looking car
Mitchell Blum Feb 24, 2012
That really is a massive hood
Scott Gracey Feb 23, 2012
Never realized how long the hood of the viper is
Chris Penza Feb 23, 2012
The black and green reminds me of monster. It looks awesome
Kenneth Williams Feb 23, 2012
Love than black and green
Zachary Maurer Feb 25, 2012
Lawrence, well I can't drive for 2 more years, so hopefully a used 2010,2011 mustang gt, there is a used auto dealer who has 1 year old cars at his lot for really cheap, their the cars that didnt sell, I hope he will still be around
Cody Matthews Feb 24, 2012
I've seen those headphones before! They cost like $600 dollars an are custom made for your ear.
Andy Lopez Feb 24, 2012
I don't think Honda will phase out the manual since Honda is one of the few manufactures that offers a manual in almost all their cars as an option.
Luke Bailey Feb 23, 2012
it sucks, but manual cars r gonna be phased out soon, at least for the main car companies like Ford n Honda etc....I bet the high end.companies will still have them, but even then it'll be phased out into paddle shutters....
Clint Edwards Feb 23, 2012
All 3 of my trucks have been sticks, hope the tradition continues
Zachary Fix Feb 23, 2012
My first car was a stick an I loved it
Antonio Falsetti Feb 23, 2012
I'll never buy an automatic.
Zachary Maurer Feb 23, 2012
Lol, k, I really want a manual in my first car, but my parents have two auto Hondas :(
Zachary Maurer Feb 23, 2012
So that means the guy in the back drives an automatic yaris?