Dodge only recently announced the revival of the American Club Racer (ACR) version of its Viper, and today it is set to open the order books for prospective buyers. The fee for getting this sliver of American supercar awesomeness: $117,895.
That price does not include the gas-guzzler tax, nor does it include any dealer markup, which is inevitable. Look for dealers to command upward of $130,000 for the opportunity to own one of these insane supercars.
Dodge hasn’t outline the MSRP for the rest of the Viper lineup yet, but I don’t expect it to shoot up much from the $84,995 base price of the 2015 model. This means that the crazy ACR model’s MSRP could be only $7,800 more than the Viper GTS. That sounds like one hell of a deal to me.
So, what does the ACR have to offer? The best place to start are the ACR-exclusive carbon-ceramic brakes with 15-inch two-piece rotors and six-pot calipers up front, specially formulated Kuhmo Ecsta V720 tires that actually outperformed racing tires in testing, and a specially tuned chassis with the ability to hold 1.5g in the corners.
Optionally, buyers can go for the ACR Extreme Aero Package, which will not arrive until later in the model year. This package adds in an adjustable dual-element carbon-fiber rear wing, a carbon-fiber rear diffuser, a special SRT hood with removable louvers, a detachable front splitter extension, and extra dive plans. This kit results in 1 ton of downforce at the Viper ACR’s top speed.
Production will kick off in the third quarter of 2015, but you can start placing orders today at your local Dodge dealer. There is no mention of any special hoops dealers or buyers need to jump through to get the 2016 Viper ACR.