By Jonny Lieberman in Autoblog
We heard about it in Los Angeles, and now we see it here in the Detroit 2010 Motorshow. Meet the 1:33 Edition of Dodge’s most potent ever Viper. Why the name? We’re glad you asked. Back in November, hot-shoe Dodge Chris Winkler managed to hammer the track-focused Viper ACR around Laguna Seca in 1:33.944, faster than any other production car has ever gone (Note: the spoiler says 1:33.915). Impressive, no? Only 33 of these special Vipers are being built.
Here’s what makes ’em so grand: Thanks to new, more bonkers gearing, the 600-horsepower monster does everything quicker. Try this statistic on for size: 0 to 202 miles-per-hour happens 14 seconds quicker with this 2010 Viper ACR than the 2009 model. Can we get a wolf whistle? The 1:33 Edition also gets a unique two-tone Black Clear Coat/Red Clear Coat exterior color, the inverse of the original ACR, as well as modified end caps on its massive carbon-fiber wing, too. We’re going to miss the uncircumsized Dodge Viper (how would you describe it?), but at least it’s going out with a big bang.