Dodge Viper SRT 10 ACR 1:24 Star

The American Club Racing (ACR) model was introduced in 1999. This model had suspension and engine enhancements focused on maximizing performance in road racing and autocross environments. Horsepower was, by the use of K&N air filters and smooth intake tubes, bumped to 460 hp (370 kW) in these models, while torque increased to 500 lb·ft (678 N·m). Weight was reduced by over 50 pounds (23 kg) by stripping the interior and removing other non-essential items such as the fog lamps (replacing them with brake ducts). The new stiffer, adjustable suspension removed another 14 pounds (6.4 kg) These models, which also have engine and handling modifications, has an “ACR” badge and 20-spoke BBS wheels.

A new ACR was added to the Viper line-up after the 2008 model year. Its upgrades were more drastic than the original, including street-legal racing tires, two-piece brake rotors, adjustable suspension, and significant aerodynamic revision. No engine modifications were made, so power and torque remain at 600 hp (450 kW) and 560 lb·ft (760 N·m) as in the base car. The ACR is street-legal, and is similar to the MOPAR Viper that Dodge displayed at various auto shows. Weight was also decreased by 80 lb (36 kg) by using the “Hardcore Package”, without radio, speakers, amplifier, trunk carpet, hood pad or tire-inflator. Its aerodynamic upgrades produce 1000 lbf (4.4 kN) of down-force at 150 mph (240 km/h), or roughly 10 times the downforce the base Viper SRT-10 can produce at the same speed. The interior was upgraded only by the addition of a beacon-tripped lap timer.

The Viper ACR was built alongside the standard SRT-10 at the Conner Avenue plant in Detroit. The aerodynamic components were produced and assembled to the vehicle by Prefix Corporation located in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Even with the end of production this year, the Viper will live on thru die-cast, video games, collectors and motor sports enthusiast around the world.


6 thoughts on “Dodge Viper SRT 10 ACR 1:24 Star

  1. Nice, but the new ACR has been done enough this year from other diecast makers. It would be nice to see something different for a change when it comes to new models. Still want to see the new RAM 1500 (which no one has made yet). Also would be a good idea to bring the Bburago Fiat 500 when the actual car comes to US shores at the end of the year. But wait too long for stuff like the ACR viper and popularity of this model will wear off quick. Research your customers and you’ll find out most of them want to see something new or never done before when it comes to new castings in diecasts.

    So again i’m not criticizing you for your efforts (this one looks pretty good), but for 2011 at least have some new models that are fresh in the diecast market.

    • Hi! You’re right. However, this post shows a new paint color on our Bburago ACR from 2009. We have a 2010 Dodge Ram coming in our Maisto 3″ Fresh Metal line next year. For 2011 we’ll have quite a few new castings in all scales but we can’t announce them just yet.

      • Oh and one more question. Can someone figure out why I can’t find new Maisto’s at any U.S. retailer. Wal-mart, Target, TRU, Kmart just to name a few either have little or no Maisto’s to sell. All have no location to buy 1:18 scales, spotty on 1:24 scale, Power Racer, and Fresh Metal 3″. On top of that I can’t find the new series like the Fifty5’s; and now that stores have remodeled their isles to keep the popular items and get rid of the unpopular Maisto products become hard to find.

        I hope this can be resolved either before the holiday’s or next year. Having none of your products on the shelves means you’re company is losing sales.

      • Well, retailers choose which items to stock. Our sales people make all the major retailers aware of our products but can’t force them to buy. If collectors would ask retailers for Maisto products the situation might change for the better.

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