Last year, Fiat Chrysler arrived to the SEMA Show toting a slew of hot and sporty concept cars – some a bit more production ready than others. The one that caught every enthusiasts’ eye was the Dodge Viper ACR concept. It wouldn’t be a matter of “if” it made it to production, but “when.”
According to sources close to Allpar, it could arrive sooner than we might think. The Mopar site suggests that the hardcore American Club Racing badge will return to the Viper nameplate for the 2016 model year. ACR production will allegedly begin in July of this year.
Why does that matter? If the previous Viper ACR iterations are anything to go off: the standard Viper is a bit loony, the ACR is a neck-snapper. A last-gen Viper ACR even held the street-legal lap record at the Nurburgring. As such, this concept arrived at SEMA with a full kit of go-fast goodies.
The Viper ACR tucked an aggressive carbon fiber splitter up front, complemented by a massive competition wing at the rear. Advanced aero ducting, a differential cooler, and huge 15.4 inch carbon ceramic brakes touch on what Chrysler will give you. Then there’s the stuff you don’t get: carpet, radio, sound-deadening material, and likely air-conditioning will be deleted in order to save weight.
While this is surely very exciting news for the Viper fans, we’ll have to await the official word from Chrysler in the coming months. Cross those fingers.