The new Nürburgring production car lap time leader is a Dodge

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Nürburgring track blog Bridge To Gantry took up the mantle of sorting out which street-legal production vehicle — not track-only trailer queen — holds the current lap record. Meet the new king of the 'ring, the 2009 Dodge Viper ACR.

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The list comes with more than a few points of contention; the Porsche GT2 RS was disqualified for lack of video proof, and there's a large class of kinda-production models — like the Gumpert Apollo that can be street-driven in parts of the world but not in others — easily besting the Viper's 7:22.1 time. We can only hope these disputes get settled in blazing laps of glory, assuming there's still a Nürburgring to lap.

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That lap time is largely irrelevant compared to the GTR's. The GTR is a truly daily driveable street car. The Viper ACR is a ridiculous race-ready "street" car that will burn your legs every time you get out, suffocate you while you drive with masses of hot air from the motor, and kill you as soon as you turn the wheel.