Watch a Dodge Viper ACR set a new production record "Ring Run"

Earlier this month we brought you exclusive photos from the record-setting Dodge Viper ACR Nürburgring lap. Now we've got video. Enjoy the sounds of Mopar Nation smacking around the Corvette ZR1 and Lexus LFA with this blisteringly fast 7:12.13 "Ring Run." That's a record for any major automaker's car around the track.


This video comes courtesy of the Viper Club of America and Tomball Dodge, who provided the cars. It's one of the most exciting Nürburgring videos in recent memory, complete with side-by-side driver and car angles as well as a downforce graph.


The video is so impressive it makes you forget that this entire Nürburgring lap time exercise is as much about money and willpower as it is about car performance. Does it matter the Viper crushed the new ZR1 time of 7:19.6 or the Nürburgring Edition LFA's ludicrously fast 7:14.6? Not really.

What matters is we'll watch this video over-and-over-and-over again. Watch it until our eyes bleed motor oil. And then watch it some more.

Video Credit: Viper Club of America

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Pretty soon you'll see companies doing homologation production runs to qualify for fastest production record. These cars are getting farther and farther from their baseline models each time. Its great that your one-step-down-from-racecar can do it, but it's not a measuring stick of your cars prowess.

Regardless, still awesome.