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  • Fastest Nurburgring lap for production cars was set on drivers 3rd lap ever!

    "As you already know, the Dodge Viper ACR now holds the fastest lap record with a blistering time of 7:22.1. What you may not know is that the record lap was set by SRT engineer Tom Coronel on just his fifth lap ever around the 'Ring." - Autoblog

    I wonder what this thing would do in the hands of someone who knows the ring inside out...?? or is Tom Coronel the f'n man. I was just blown away that this guy was able to set the record so easily on such a daunting course.

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  • #2
    That is totally counterintuitive, sounds like the force was with him.

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    • #3
      must have played alot of forza!


      no way 2 learn the ring in 4 laps

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      • #4
        not quite a record yet

        Take that Nissan and General Motors, you thought you had the Nurburgring record in the bag, but you didn't see this one coming. The Dodge Viper ACR has lapped the famous circuit in just 7 minutes 22.1 seconds, slicing more than 4 seconds off the time of the Corvette ZR1 and around seven seconds off the time of the Nissan GT-R.

        The story behind the run started when the Viper Club of America got so pissed off at seeing its arch rival take the lap record, that the bugged the Dodge Street & Racing Technology team until they relented. The team then hired the ring for half a day on August 18th, shipped not one, but two Viper ACRs over to Germany and hired a pro WTCC driver Tom Coronel who has experience of racing in the 24 hours at Nurburgring.

        Apart from a Racetech seat with a six-point harness, both of the ACRs used in the run were factory spec fitted with the Hard Core package. This package is popular amongst 10% of the Viper's customers, it sheds 40 pounds off the curb weight by removing a number of non-essential components such as the audio system, trunk carpet, rear cabin sound insulation, tire inflator kit, hood insulator, and steel battery cover.

        Now comes the point of whether this lap record can be officially counted. The laps completed by the GT-R and ZR1 were reported to be in completely unmodified factory spec cars, however after early warm up lap times of 7:42 and a 7:35 some slight modifications were made. Colonel complained of some slight understeer on medium to high speed corners so the engineers stiffened the front and rear dampers.


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        http://garage.s14power.com/showgalle...08&ppuser=1534

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        • #5
          ...probably spent countless hours in a 'ring simulator. Even still, thats some impressive ish!
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          • #6
            Very impressive! Makes you wonder what the performance guys at Nissan and GM are going to pull out next in an effort to top that.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SeattleE30///M3 View Post
              " What you may not know is that the record lap was set by SRT engineer Tom Coronel on just his fifth lap ever around the 'Ring." - Autoblog
              Originally posted by redsportt View Post
              The team then hired the ring for half a day on August 18th, shipped not one, but two Viper ACRs over to Germany and hired a pro WTCC driver Tom Coronel who has experience of racing in the 24 hours at Nurburgring.
              These 2 sentences are incompatible with each other. He either had done no laps or he has experience racing at the 'ring. If it is the latter, bravo....if it is the former, that is complete bullshit.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bruce View Post
                These 2 sentences are incompatible with each other. He either had done no laps or he has experience racing at the 'ring. If it is the latter, bravo....if it is the former, that is complete bullshit.
                BWHA!!! this is funny shit. Now the question is... can you have experience in 24hrs of the ring and do only 4 laps at it?



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                • #9
                  Uhm... If you're walking it I guess haha. Or driving this...

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                  • #10
                    man......the rear lisence plate really sets that car off!:homer:
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Adam86 View Post
                      Uhm... If you're walking it I guess haha. Or driving this...

                      :nice!:id be embarassed to be a passenger in that thing...give the viper to sabine and see what happens

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                      • #12
                        the guy has loads of experince at the ring


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                        Lap Times (192)
                        Quick Filters: RWD cars FWD cars AWD cars Exclude "wet laps"
                        Pos Make / Model Time Speed (km/h) Year Power (hp) / Weight (kg) Driven by
                        1. Radical SR8 6:55 179 “05 363 / 650 Michael Vergers
                        2. Donkervoort D8 RS 7:14.89 171 “05 350 / 600 Michael DĆ¼chting
                        3. Radical SR3 Turbo 7:19 169 “03 320 / 500 Phil Bennett
                        4. Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR 7:22.1 168 “08 600 / 1536 Motor Trend
                        5. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 7:26.4 166 “08 647 / 1519 Jim Mero
                        6. Pagani Zonda F Clubsport 7:27.82 166 “05 650 / 1230 Marc Basseng
                        7. Porsche Carrera GT 7:28 166 “03 612 / 1380 Walther Rƶhrl
                        8. Nissan GT-R 7:29 165 “08 479 / 1740 Tochio Suzuki
                        9. Porsche 997 GT2 7:31 164 “07 537 / 1440
                        10. Pagani Zonda F 7:33 164 “05 602 / 1371 Sport Auto
                        11. Koenigsegg CCR 7:34 163 “04 806 / 1180 Sport Auto
                        12. RUF RT12 7:35 163 “05 659 / 1573 Sport Auto
                        13. Ferrari F430 Scuderia 7:39 162 “07 517 / 1402 sportauto
                        14. Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 7:40 161 “06 640 / 1805 AutoBild sportscars 01/07
                        15. Mercedes SLR McLaren 7:40 161 “03 626 / 1768 Klaus Ludwig
                        16. Mercedes CLK DTM


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SeattleE30///M3 View Post
                          "by SRT engineer Tom Coronel on just his fifth lap ever around the 'Ring." - Autoblog
                          I think they mean that it was just his fifth lap in the Viper around the "Ring". Which makes it much less impressive for him, however, i still think that the time is still very impressive for the car.

                          Here is my question, are the dampers adjustable by the individual owner from the factory without any specialized equipment? Because if not then i don't believe this should still be counted as a production car lap.

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                          • #14
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Coronel














                            http://garage.s14power.com/showgalle...08&ppuser=1534

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by M3shark View Post
                              Here is my question, are the dampers adjustable by the individual owner from the factory without any specialized equipment? Because if not then i don't believe this should still be counted as a production car lap.
                              The ACR does come with factory adjustable suspension...

                              "Suspension changes include race-style KW shocks all around that can be adjusted for stiffness and ride height, springs twice as stiff as those in a normal Viper, and a beefier front stabilizer bar"

                              http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...acr/index.html

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