Call your homeowner’s association and lock up your pets because Dodge has opened up ordering for the sure to be insane 2016 Dodge Viper ACR.
The V10-powered, 645-hp go-kart with fangs will start at $117,895 according to a Chrysler press release. This price does not include any repairs resulting from it inevitably being driven into a lake or the 90 sets of tires you will go through in the first week of ownership.
This ACR will come with “minimal 3-speaker audio” and “manual seats,” which places the interior of the ACR just this side of a few lawn chairs and an iHome speaker. We doubt comfort and sound quality mean anything when liquefying tires and other cars on the track.
Later in the production cycle, Dodge will offer the “ACR Extreme Aero Package,” which includes an enormous wing that delivers up to 1 ton of downforce and makes the Viper look like the SRT engineers combined a Cessna with a robot snake from hell.
In addition to the big ol’ wing that is affixed to the ACR, Dodge is letting buyers customize paint colors as part of its “1 of 1” program, so you can make your Viper ACR any color you feel is most likely to frighten teens in souped-up Honda Civics at stop lights. Do you want a color that will melt your lawn the second you pull into your driveway? Dodge will let you order that color.
Dodge Viper ACR is back
Dodge isn’t sitting on its laurels with the two Hellcats in its stable. In fact, the brand is doubling down on speed with the 2016 Viper ACR. ACR stands for American Club Racing, and it means …
The Viper ACR’s $118K price tag puts it within a few thousand dollars of the slightly less insane Nissan GT-R; it will be interesting to see how they compete on the track.
According to Chrysler, Viper ACR production will begin in the third quarter of 2015 at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit meaning that you will have your ACR just in time to ruin Christmas.