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    Viper takes back Nurburgring record with 7:12 run

    Freaking ridiculous:

    As you may already be aware, there is no official production car record at the Nürburgring. That hasn't stopped well-meaning automakers from warming up the great German marketing machine in an attempt to outdo previous marks set by their competitors, and that includes the fine folks at Dodge.

    Way back in 2008, Dodge shipped one of its Viper ACR coupes to the 'Ring with the goal of setting a blistering time. Suffice it to say, the outing was a complete success. For quite some time, Dodge claimedwith a time of 7:22.1 that it held the fastest lap time of any production car around the famous circuit.

    Since then, a number of manufacturers and machines have bested that still-stellar time, notably the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (7:19.63) and more recently the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition (7:14). Now, according to a new forum post by Viper Club of America president Marv Spatz, Dodge Viper owners can cheer the return of the crown, because a Viper ACR has reportedly just reclaimed the title with an unofficial time of "7:12 and change."

    Keen enthusiasts will note that the Dodge Viper is no longer in production, so SRT sourced a pair of brand-new 2010 models from Tomball Dodge of Texas before having them prepped for action by Mintgen Motorsports, a shop just down the road from the Nordschleife.

    No word yet on who was behind the wheel or how many shots at the record they took, but we have a feeling that once the results are certified, all that information will be released in a hail of press releases, in-car videos and so on. For now, check out our exclusive gallery of the two Vipers making their attempts.

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    wow that's ridiculously fast, im sure the LFA will have another go at it, i mean it's called the Nurburgring edition and it doesnt hold the fastest lap Click here to enlarge
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    What does prepped by Mintgen Motorsports mean? Not production cars?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    wow that's ridiculously fast, im sure the LFA will have another go at it, i mean it's called the Nurburgring edition and it doesnt hold the fastest lap Click here to enlarge
    How much does the Nurburgring edition add to the $375,000 price tag of the LFA?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    How much does the Nurburgring edition add to the $375,000 price tag of the LFA?
    Probably the cost of a Viper ACR.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 654 Click here to enlarge
    What does prepped by Mintgen Motorsports mean? Not production cars?
    Likely means adjusting the suspension and getting the proper tires.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Likely means adjusting the suspension and getting the proper tires.
    So it means it's not a production model therefore comparing the Viper time to others isn't right.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    So it means it's not a production model therefore comparing the Viper time to others isn't right.
    Uh, it is a production model with adjustable suspension.

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    Amazing time... This endless chase for a time at the Ring is like th HP wars of the 60's with Muscle Cars. I love that!!!
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    Dodge Viper 7:12:13

    I want these mother $#@!ing snakes of my mother $#@!ing track! - wasnt really trying to be funny but I could picture Z Germans saying zis

    Thanks to Teamspeed:
    Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Reclaims Production Car Lap Record at Nürburgring with 7:12.13

    Veteran GT driver Dominik Farnbacher pilots street-legal, 600-horsepower 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR (American Club Racer) to new record lap at the world's most demanding road course – the famed 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife (north course).

    Chrysler Group's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) group teams up with Viper Club of America and ViperExchange by Tomball Dodge team for record-setting run. Viper ACR adds to its growing list of benchmark lap times at famous road courses.

    September 27, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Chrysler Group's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team made history on Sept. 14, 2011, at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife as their ultimate, street-legal, track-ready car – the Dodge Viper SRT10® ACR – recaptured the production car lap record with a 7:12.13 elapsed time.

    With no 2011 model-year Dodge Viper cars being produced, SRT joined forces with the Viper Club of America and the ViperExchange by Tomball Dodge team from Tomball, Texas, which supplied two brand-new 2010 Dodge Viper ACR's off their showroom floor for the record-setting effort.

    "We're extremely proud to set the lap record for a second time at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. "Our team returned to Germany knowing we'd left some time on the track when we set our first lap record, so this effort shows the incredible depth and capability the Viper ACR has by running a full 10 seconds faster than we did in 2008."

    ViperExchange team owner and longtime Viper enthusiast Ben Keating, also was instrumental in securing veteran GT driver Dominik Farnbacher to drive the Viper ACR to the new record lap. Keating and Farnbacher previously teamed up at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2011.

    The street-legal Viper ACR is factory-equipped and tuned for outstanding track performance with coil-over racing dampers that are adjustable for both damping and ride height. The shocks are two-way factory adjustable without removing the wheels – a timesaver at any track configuration – and they include a large range for compression and rebound adjustment. Aerodynamics are also adjustable via carbon-fiber rear wing with seven-position stanchions and an adjustable front splitter.



    SRT's first official visit to the Nürburgring took place in August 2008 when the newly launched 2008 Dodge Viper ACR came to Germany with driver Tom Coronel and established a new production car lap record time of 7:22.1, a record that stood through much of 2011.

    As a result of their original trip to Nürburgring, SRT engineering implemented a few specific improvements to get even more speed out of the record-setting supercar.

    For the 2010 model year, the Viper ACR received a shorter fifth gear ratio (changing from 0.74 to 0.80) for improved high-speed acceleration and higher straightaway speeds. This helped achieve higher speeds down the front straightaway of Döttinger Höhe and past the Antonius Bridge on the Nürburgring course. The rear-wing profile and end plates also were redesigned to further optimize the vehicle aerodynamics and improve yaw downforce, which allowed greater speeds through the high speed turns such as Schwedenkreuz. A new short-throw shifter also came in 2010 models for enhanced driver control and quicker shifts.

    The hot-lap testing was spread over two days. On Sept. 12, the track was completely wet at the beginning of the four-hour session. By the final hour, the track was mostly dry but peak performance was limited due to a few remaining damp areas at the Bergwerk corner and Fuchsröhre and Wippermann areas. The best lap of the day was a 7:15.6 at the end of the session. By Sept. 14, a clear weather pattern allowed the track to dry and gave the team good conditions for the Viper ACR's final lap of 7:12.13.

    The Viper ACR holds benchmark lap times at the following road courses:

    Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, Ill. 2:37.70
    Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow, Calif. 1:55.70
    Gingerman Raceway (1.88-mile original course), South Haven, Mich. 1:26.70
    Grattan Raceway, Belding, Mich. 1:22.70
    Laguna Seca Raceway, Salinas, Calif. 1:33.90
    Miller Motorsport Park (3.05-mile outer loop), Tooele, Utah 1:59.90
    Monticello Motor Club, Monticello, N.Y. 2:26.37
    MotorSport Ranch (3.1-mile full course), Cresson, Texas 2:19.00
    Nelson Ledges Road Course, Garrettsville, Ohio 1:08.90
    New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J. 1:28.08
    No Problem Raceway, Belle Rose, La. 1:16.90
    Nürburgring Nordschleife, Nürburg, Germany 7:12.13
    Putnam Park, Mount Meridian, Ind. 1:12.60
    Sebring Full Course, Sebring, Fla. 2:19.47
    Spring Mountain (2.2-mile layout), Pahrump, Nev. 1:45.40
    Texas World Speedway, College Station, Texas 1:47.56
    Top Gear USA (El Toro), Irvine, Calif. 1:22.00
    Virginia International Raceway (3.27-mile full course), Alton, Va. 2:00.63
    Willow Springs Raceway, Rosamond, Calif. 1:26.00.




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    Buttonwillow C13 - 1:54:1

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    Repost alert. lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    Repost alert. lol
    sort of
    http://www.benzboost.com/showthread....ht=dodge+viper
    much less info and no video
    Current:
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    Wsir - 1:28:9
    Buttonwillow C13 - 1:54:1

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
    sort of
    http://www.benzboost.com/showthread....ht=dodge+viper
    much less info and no video
    Merging.

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    Good video for sure... Such an amazing track IMO, best overall driving track in the world
    We stay swingin...
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    Cmon Corvette Design team, We Need More Power!

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    I love vipers
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    the zr1 needs a new driver.
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    Jim there chassis engineer is a pretty good freaking driver man, if you have not seen the video you should its intense

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by All Motor Click here to enlarge
    Jim there chassis engineer is a pretty good freaking driver man, if you have not seen the video you should its intense
    I'm sure he is, but if the LFA got better lap time than the zr1, there is something definitely wrong.
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    Man both those videos are insane!!!
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