Dodge Viper ACR Tops Lexus LFA, Sets New 7:12 Nurburgring Lap Record
Just a week after Lexus confirmed its LFA Nurburgring Edition had set a new lap record on the Green Hell, Dodge has one-upped the Japanese automaker. With a 7:12 time, the now out of production ACR's time is a solid two seconds ahead of the $400,000 LFA supercar.
With a 32-hp advantage on the LFA, the Viper ACR's real strong points are excessive amounts of torque and a nearly absurd spoiler that provides race car like downforce at speed.
In addition to this news, Dodge also reportedly ran a Viper ACR-X track car on the 'Ring, lapping almost 10 seconds faster than the standard car with a 7:03 run.
A Viper? Really? Wow, that must be one hell of a driver or the ACR has much better handling than the standard version. I hate driving my buddies Viper as the rear end will never stay put when you get on it. And that is when you are going straight, forget about turning!
lest we not forget that the viper acr runs on cup tires. they have a treadwear rating of 80 and are completely useless in the rain. if you put cup tires on a lfa i wouldnt be at all surprised to see a lap time under 7 minutes.