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Dodge Viper with coilover suspension by KW automotive
7:22 min: Record lap at the Nürburgring "Nordschleife"
- Nürburgring record for Chrysler SRT10 ACR with KW coilover suspension
- KW automotive official suspension supplier
- Aluminium suspension with separately adjustable compression and rebound dampening
- From road traffic right into the racing event
On the "Nordschleife" (Northern Loop) of the Nürburgring, KW is regarded as one of the most successful supension manufacturers. Year after year, the German company equips a large part of the annual 24-hour-race participants and numerous teams of the long-distance race in the "Green Hell". With success, as three years in a row the overall winner of the 24-hour-race relied on suspensions by KW. Now, KW automotive was once again able to prove its expertise at the most demanding race course in the world: with setting the fastest lap of a stree-legal serial car on the legendary race course in the German Eifel region. With 7:22 min for the 20.8 kilometres, the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR equipped with a KW coilover suspension broke the record of 7:26.4 which had only been set by the American GM-competitor with the new Corvette ZR1 in July. With that, the long standing partnership between KW automotive and Chrysler reaches its temporary highlight.
The Viper SRT10 ACR ("American Club Racer") is a car which has been refined by the Chrysler sport department SRT (Street and Racing Technology) and which can be used for races although it is also allowed to drive on the road. Amongst others, this can be enabled by the serial KW coilover suspension. All drivers who wish to participate in races can take the Viper from the public road traffic directly to the race course without any technical changes!
The Viper has been made fit to race in hand-work by the Chrysler sport department who carried out several modifications, e.g. in its aerodynamics which stands out for its enlarged front- and rear spoiler made of carbon fibre. At the same time the weight is reduced due to the use of this material - by 18 kg alone with the mentioned parts compared to the normal Viper SRT 10. Of course the fast "snake" does not lack performance. An 8.4 litre V10 motor with a variable valve control and 608 hp render a strong performance. A KW coilover suspension ensures an always safe driving performance and a perfect stability. The double adjustable aluminium suspension which has been especially developed by KW automotive GmbH for the limited Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR can be individually adjusted in height and also offers an separately adjustable compression and rebound dampening. Therefore, the setup can be optimally adjusted to the track.
The fact that the car is not only running perfectly at the Nürburgring, but also on other race tracks with different characteristics was only recently verified by the renowned US-American car magazine Road & Track (edition September 2008). In the test run, the Viper SRT10 ACR came second behind the Lamborghini Gallardo, but scored better than race machines such as the Nissan GT-R and the Porsche 911 GT2.
Further information on the wide range of KW automotive GmbH covering springs, dampers, anti-sway bars, sport and coilvover suspensions is available on the Internet at www.kwsuspensions.de.
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