Dealers Open Order Books for 2016 Dodge Viper ACR | Edmunds

Dealers Open Order Books for 2016 Dodge Viper ACR

AUBURN HILLS, MichiganDodge dealers have opened the order books for the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR coupe, the fastest street-legal Viper ever developed, Fiat-Chrysler said on Tuesday.

The wildest Viper starts at $122,490, including a $2,495 destination charge and $2,100 gas-guzzler tax, according to Dodge spokeswoman Kristin Starnes.

In comparison, the base 2015 Viper SRT starts at $89,190, including shipping and gas-guzzler tax.

The Viper ACR, which is short for American Club Racer, is a trim level of the high-performance Viper. Production of the Viper ACR will begin in the third quarter at Detroit's Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, with cars arriving in showrooms a short time later.

"Viper enthusiasts can now place their orders," Fiat-Chrysler said in a statement.

The top-of-the-line Viper is powered by a 645-horsepower 8.4-liter V10 engine linked to a standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission.

Details include a unique track suspension, new carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers, lightweight carpet, minimal three-speaker audio system and manual seats.

An optional ACR Extreme Aero package, which will be available later in the model year, includes a carbon-fiber rear wing, unique SRT hood with removable louvers and additional dive planes.

Key competitors to the Viper ACR include the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R and Nissan GT-R Nismo.

Edmunds says: This is the Viper taken to its limits in both performance and price. If you want a weekend track car with the ability to outrun even the most expensive European exotics, this Viper has all the ingredients.

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