Winter Snow Removal

Today is December 1st and any day now Ottawa could become a winter wonderland. Most people hate clearing the snow off their car in the morning before going to work, and really who can blame them for hating it, you have to get up earlier and it’s cold out! We have a few tips for you to help with your morning snow removal routine.

  1. Before you turn off your car for the evening, try cooling it down. This will help prevent ice from forming on the windows in the morning.
  2. Raising your windshield wipers off the car will prevent them from freezing to the car, making it easier to brush the snow off.
  3. Consider bringing your brush/ice scrapper in with you for the evening. This way, when you go to your car in the morning, you will already have your brush with you, you won’t have to use your sleeve to brush off the snow on the door!
  4. Brush snow off all door seams, this will prevent snow from getting in when you open up the door.
  5. Don’t forget to brush the snow off the roof of the car. This will prevent the snow from falling onto your windshield when you are driving.

Hope these tips help you get prepared for the snow that lies ahead!


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Winter Driving Tips

The snow has started to fall here in Ottawa! Winter can be a scary time for to drive for some, but it doesn’t have to be. Winter Tires are extremely important during winter road conditions. Don’t have your winter tires yet? Check out our Ultimate Tire Guide to learn about your winter tires. If you are looking to purchase a new vehicle, now until November 30th, 2015 Ottawa Dodge is offering a free set of winter tires with any new vehicle purchase. If your all set with your winter tires we have listed some safety tips for you below.

There are many safety tips you can follow to help ensure that your safe arrival at your destination.

  1. Try to keep your gas tank above half; this will help prevent it from freezing in the extreme cold temperatures.
  2. Do not use cruise control when driving on slippery surfaces; this includes both wet and icy surfaces.
  3. Make sure your tires are properly inflated.
  4. Do not warm up your vehicle in an enclosed area like a garage.
  5. Accelerate and decelerate slowly, this is the best way to avoid skids. Remember it takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
  6. The normal following distance on dry payment is increased in snowy conditions. Give yourself time to stop.
  7. Avoid stopping when going up an icy hill.

For more great winter driving tips check out AAA’s site here.

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The Ultimate Winter Tire Guide

Most people don’t put a lot of thought into their tires. The main issue with this is that your tires are one of the most used components of your vehicle. We have found the ultimate tire guide for you to read, but for those who don’t have time to read the whole 13-page article we have summed up some of the main points for you:

  • The rubber compound your tires are made of has a lot to do with how the tire behaves in a given temperature range
  • Each type of tire is designed for specific temperatures, winter/snow tires are designed for low temperatures
  • The tread design plays a large role in the tire’s grip and flexibility
  • Snow tires typically have deeper treads which allows for easy slush evacuation and superior traction in the snow
  • If you are going to be driving in the snow it is best to have a set specifically for winter
  • It is best to only use your winter tires when it is actually cold out as the heat can reduce the lifespan of your winter tires
  • To get the most lifetime out of your spare tires it is important to store them properly
  • Store tires out of direct sunlight
  • Clean both the wheels(rims) and tires before putting them away for storage

Click here to read the full article.

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These trucks are as unique as you can get, you will not find them at another dealer in the city, or country. Lifted RAM 1500 Sports ready to tackle what ever you put in front of them. Available in RED and Ceramic Blue.

2015 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Sport. 5.7L HEMI V8 w/FuelSaver MDS 8 speed automatic transmission. Comes brand new with a 3 inch Body lift kit from Performance Accessories, Bushwacker fender flares, and 305/55/20 (33 inch) Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ Mud tires on Black 20 inch Pro-Comp rims. These trucks include factory options like; Spray-In Box Liner, Backup Camera, Sunroof, Leather, and Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls. Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 8-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Cushion Tilt, 8.4″ Touchscreen with Uconnect 8.4A AM/FM/SXM/BT, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, Radio w/Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System, Bluetooth Integrated Voice Command, Media Hub (SD, USB, AUX), 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control and more.

One of a kind truck, you have to see and drive to fully appreciate. Book your test drive today.


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2015 RAM REBEL is here and and ready to be driven

The first RAM Rebel has arrived at Ottawa Dodge. It is the first available in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Come in to see it in person and take it for a test drive. Only one available for now. These will be hard to come by for the rest of 2015, so act now! Take a look at out in-stock RAM Rebel and book your test drive today. 


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There’s no mistaking the new Ram 1500 Rebel with its blacked-out grille and 20-inch “Ram” stamped tailgate. The powder-coated bumpers, twin-snorkel Sport hood and 17-inch silver and black aluminum wheels with 33-inch Toyo Open Country all-terrain tires add to it’s off-road appeal. Inside, the seats feature technical grain vinyl Radar Red seats with black Toyo tire tread embossed inserts, all-black instrument panel and armrest, matching Radar Red anodized trim, Rebel badging throughout and much more.


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2015 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger Lead Their Segments in Initial Quality

June 17, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Chrysler brand’s big, bold American sedan – the new 2015 Chrysler 300 – ranks highest among Large Cars in J.D. Power’s 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS). For a second consecutive year and for the third time in five years, surveyed owners placed the Dodge Challenger at the top of the Midsize Sporty Car segment in initial quality.

IQS is based on responses from more than 84,000 owners of new 2015 model year vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership. The study asks customers to identify issues with their vehicle’s design, as well as defects.

“This is the first time the Chrysler 300 has ranked highest in the Large Car segment in this quality study,” said Matt Liddane, Vice President – Quality, FCA-North America. “The 300’s class-exclusive technologies, premium appointments and an award-recognized level of quality in this category are catching the eyes of consumers who expect a lot from vehicles in this segment.”

The Chrysler 300 was updated for the 2015 model year and previously ranked among the top three vehicles in the Large Car segment in 2012 and 2013.

The Dodge Challenger was totally updated for the 2015 model year with a new standard eight-speed transmission, all-new interior, exterior updates and new safety technologies. It previously achieved the highest IQS ranking among Midsize Sporty Cars in 2011 and 2014, as well as being named a segment leader in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM.

“The Dodge Challenger has led the Midsize Sporty Car segment in initial quality for the second straight year and for the third time in five years,” Liddane added. “While customers are drawn to the Challenger’s muscle-car styling and performance credentials, its quality helps reinforce customer loyalty.”

The 2015 Ram 1500 and Chrysler Town & Country also performed well in the IQS study, ranking second in the Large Light Duty Pickup and Minivan segments, respectively. The Town & Country previously achieved the highest IQS ranking among minivans in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

The IQS study, now in its 29th year, is based on a 233-question survey conducted between February and May 2015.

Chrysler 300
With roots that include the breakthrough 1955 and 2005 models, the new 2015 Chrysler 300 takes the nameplate’s style and sophistication to new levels and highlights six decades of ambitious American ingenuity through iconic design proportions and inspired materials, world-class quality and craftsmanship, best-in-class 31 miles per gallon (mpg) highway fuel economy, plus class-exclusive innovations, including a state-of-the-art TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission now standard on every model, the segment’s most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, award-winning Uconnect Access services, all-new and segment-exclusive 7-inch full-color driver information display (DID) and the newest generation Uconnect systems — putting boulevards and interstates on notice once again.

Dodge Challenger
The Dodge and SRT brands now offer the most complete lineup of muscle cars in the market, including the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT with its standard powerful and fuel-efficient Pentastar V-6 engine combined with the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission that delivers 300 horsepower and an estimated 30 miles per gallon; the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T with the high-torque 5.7-liter HEMI® now paired with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual transmission; and the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI Challenger Scat Pack that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual. The new Dodge Challenger SRT 392 adds an exclusive wheel design, adaptive damping suspension and SRT Drive Modes to the same 6.4-liter naturally aspirated HEMI powerplant, while the Challenger SRT Hellcat with its 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engine is the most powerful and fastest muscle car ever.

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Top 10 Reasons the 2015 Chrysler 200 is the Best New Car for College and University Graduates

It is college/university graduation season and many recent graduates are in the market for their first new car. With 4 major post-secondary institutions here in Ottawa, Ontario; all within minutes of Ottawa Dodge, let us show you why a 2015 Chrysler 200 is the best bet for all new graduates! The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 offers new grads the perfect combination of style and clever features that make drivers proud to own the car, while offering the safety and security features and value that give parents peace of mind.

1. Inspired American design stands out in a sea of sameness

  • Inspired American design and beautifully crafted inside and out, the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan’s coupe-like exterior appearance is highlighted by clean lines and expressive surfaces
  • The Chrysler 200 has an athletic yet soulful presence, it’s a timeless design based on simple elegance
  • The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 interior is a sophisticated blend of hand-sculpted fluid shapes, high-quality materials, innovative material choices, precision craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and thoughtful, clever features
  • The interior of the 200 is inviting, comfortable and rewards drivers and passengers on daily commutes as well as longer journeys

2. Sought-after technology

  • The latest technology which simplifies the commute and makes it more enjoyable is a key feature for consumers looking for a mid-size sedan. But the technology has to be easy-to-use and relevant
  • The 2015 Chrysler 200 was designed with thoughtful, state-of-the-art, high-tech features and amenities that are intuitive and easy to use and will delight drivers and passengers alike
  • The easy-to-use 5- or 7-inch full-color driver information display instrument cluster allows the driver to enjoy a customized user experience and receive information and vehicle feedback in the format they prefer, while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road
  • A multitude of information can be displayed in the center of the gauge cluster, including speed, turn-by-turn navigation, real-time fuel economy, safety warnings, and safety and security functions such as the ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist feature, audio information and trip details

3. Award-winning Uconnect suite of features

  • An available award-winning 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia command center – the largest in the mid-size sedan segment – or the 5-inch touchscreen multimedia command center are attractive, intuitive and easy to use, and are located in the center of the dash
  • The Uconnect system allows the driver to control the audio, climate controls, heated/ventilated seats and much more from the touchscreen
  • The touchscreen buttons are large and easy-to-see at a glance
  • The 8.4-inch color touchscreen Uconnect Access is user-friendly and includes Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM Radio, navigation, music, apps (Pandora, Aha, iHeartRadio and more), voice-to-text messaging and streaming audio capability
  • Uconnect Access Via Mobile seamlessly brings four popular Internet radio apps into the Chrysler 200 – Aha by Harman, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Slacker. Like all Uconnect-brand features, it is designed to be easy to learn and easy to use
  • Available Wi-fi hot spot subscriptions tailored to what drivers and passengers need – 1 day, 1 week, a full year or anything in between
  • A power supply and media center located in the center console under the sliding cup holders provides maximum user convenience, including an available 115-volt outlet
  • The front passenger footwell also is equipped with a power supply so the driver and front seat passenger don’t have to debate about who gets to plug in their device

4. Fuel Economy and Power

  • Segment-first standard nine-speed automatic transmission, innovative all-wheel-drive system, choice of two engine options and spirited ride and handling characteristics equal a driving experience customers will look forward to
  • Standard 2.4-liter MultiAir®2 Tigershark I-4 producing 184 horsepower and 173 lb.-ft. of torque with highway fuel economy of 36 mpg, a 5 mile per gallon improvement compared with the outgoing model
  • Award-winning available 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine producing best-in-class 295 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque and highway fuel economy ratings of 32 mpg, a 3 mile per gallon improvement versus the outgoing model
  • The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 provides a choice of two drivelines for exceptional driving dynamics in all road and weather conditions, standard front-wheel drive or Chrysler’s available innovative all-wheel drive (AWD) system
  • The 2015 Chrysler 200 is the first mid-size sedan to feature complete rear-axle disconnect, which reduces energy loss to improve fuel efficiency
  • The rear-axle disconnect seamlessly switches between front- and all-wheel drive for full-time torque management and does not require input from the driver

5. Peace of Mind

  • The 2015 Chrysler 200 offers 60 safety and security features
  • The Chrysler 200 is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick and is rated five stars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Standard safety and security features on every model of the 2015 Chrysler 200 include: SafeHold secures the vehicle if the driver opens the door and unlatches the seat belt while forward or reverse gears are still engaged, eight standard air bags, all-speed traction control, brake assist, brake/throttle override, electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, energy absorbing steering column, Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS), Keyless Enter ‘n Go, LATCH child seat anchors, brake/park interlock, a body constructed of 60 percent high-strength steel and many more
  • Available features include: ParkSense rear backup sensors, ParkView rear backup camera, 9-1-1 Call Assist, Uconnect Voice Command and many more

6. Safety and security features typically found on luxury vehicles are available on the 200 without the luxury price tag

  • The new 2015 200 delivers multiple features that are more typically found on luxury vehicles, which utilize sensing elements that leverage available ultrasonic, radar, camera and other technologies for a 360-degree view of the road. Available features include:
  • Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus: that, under certain circumstances can bring the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 to full stop without driver intervention
  • ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist: uses ultrasonic sensors to guide the driver into parking spaces. The perpendicular park assist function is a segment first
  • Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus: a Chrysler Group first that provides autonomous braking and, under certain circumstances, slows or brings the vehicle to a full stop when a frontal collision appears imminent
  • LaneSense lane departure warning with Lane Keep Assist introduces subtle steering-wheel input to alert driver of inadvertent lane departure and assist with corrective action
  • Blind-spot monitoring and rear crosspath detection

7. 2015 Chrysler 200 offers something for everyone with the choice of sporty, practical or plush models from which to choose

  • LX and Limited models offer style and value
  • 200S model stands out from the crowd with a more sinister style, sport-tuned suspension, paddle shifters and a spirited driving experience for consumers who enjoy the drive
  • 200C models offers the ultimate comfort while commuting with premium leather seating with heated/cooled front seats, real wood trim, bronze accents and more

8. Packed with features drivers desire at a price they appreciate

  • Standard 9-speed automatic transmission on all models, electronic shifting with rotary e-shift dial, Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start on all models and remote start, best-in-class interior storage space
  • Innovative available all-wheel-drive system with fully-disconnecting rear axle
  • Best-in-class 295 horsepower on the available V6 engine

9. A Place for Everything

  • Chrysler 200 offers the most interior storage space in the mid-size sedan segment
  • The innovative center console is well-thought-out and features a number of user-friendly features
  • A pass-through storage area at the front of the console is accessible by both the driver and front-seat passenger
  • A thoughtful opening at the rear of the pass-through storage area allows for wires and cables to directly connect to the power supply and media center located in the center console
  • An innovative sliding cup holder with smooth, furniture-like movement allows drivers and passengers to use the space in a way that best fits their needs
  • A spacious storage bin under the cupholders and armrest allows passengers to store items out of sight
  • Folding arm rest in the center of the second row offers two cupholders
  • A large glove box, big enough to hold an iPad or small computer
  • Available door map pockets incorporate beverage holders large enough for 20-ounce bottles
  • The 200 offers 16.0 cubic feet of storage space in the trunk, a rear pass-through for items such as skis, fishing poles or brooms and a 60/40 split folding rear seat

10. Made in North America

  • The 2015 Chrysler 200 is designed, engineered and built, with pride, close to Canada, in Michigan
  • With a major investment of more than $1 billion, Chrysler Group’s Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant (SHAP), once slated for closure, sports an all-new paint shop using leading-edge technology, a new, fully robotic body shop and an upgraded assembly area, setting the stage for the world-class craftsmanship found in the all-new 200

The Chrysler 200 is available, and in stock in Ottawa, Ontatio, at Ottawa Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM FIAT.

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Start to live the Jeep Wrangler life style!

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The Jeep Wrangler is all about the Jeep experience! The specs and options are great and important, but it is about the ability to take the top off, let your hair blow in the wind, and go anywhere (on or off road). The Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited is your choice between 2 and 4 door freedom. With a standard manual transmission, or optional automatic transmission, the Jeep Wrangler lets you drive the way you want. Whether it is taking the top off and going to Mooney’s Bay, here in Ottawa that interests you or Off-Roading in Gatineau Park that you look forward to; the Jeep Wrangler is the vehicle for you!

The Jeep Wrangler Sport is most closely compared to the Nissan Xterra, and Subaru Forester; but no other SUV on the market can offer you the same open air freedom that the Jeep Wrangler can. From downtown to the back woods, adventure is yours to discover in a new Jeep. The Wrangler is so dependable that it earned the Canadian Black Book ‘Best Retained Value Award’ again in 2015 for the 5th straight year. The Jeep Wrangler was named “4×4 of the decade” by Fourwheeler Magazine, which only begins to describe the off road capability of Canada’s only 4×4 convertible on the market.

Ottawa Dodge has the best selection of Jeep Wranglers in Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec.

New 2015 Jeep Wranglers start at $21,495+HST for the 2 door sport model with a manual transmission. Available 4 door jeeps and automatic transmissions are extra.

Take some advice from our resident Jeep “expert”, Derek “Mr. Jeep” Shutron, and experience the Jeep life style.

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2015 Jeep Renegade and 2015 Fiat 500 Named to the ‘10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000’ List by Kelley Blue Book’s

Kelley Blue Book’s  named the 2015 Jeep® Renegade and 2015 Fiat 500 as picks for this year’s “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000.”

The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade makes its debut on the “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000” list. Kelley Blue Book’s editors said of the Jeep Renegade: “We all know that the Jeep brand has a cool factor that distances it from most auto brands out there, and the new Jeep Renegade takes that and runs with it. Not only does it deliver a buffet of desirable Jeep attributes – unmistakable design, superior off-road credentials, intrinsic grittiness – but it delivers this in a package that is also sensible for everyday commuting. Renegade owners won’t scale a mountain every day … but they could.”

This marks the fifth year in row that the Fiat 500 has earned a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000” list.

Kelly Blue Book editors said of the 2015 Fiat 500: “The Fiat 500 was a consensus pick for our 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000, because we think it offers more personality per dollar spent than any other vehicle on the American market. If a sophisticated European attitude is something that you’d like to express in your personal transportation, the Fiat 500 is all of that. Charmingly retro and aggressively modern at the same time, it is a poster child for cool.”

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New 2016 Dodge Viper ACR – Fastest Street-legal Viper Track Car Ever

The next chapter in the history of the ultimate street-legal, track-focused, hand-built American supercar begins with the return of the new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR.

Certified for public roads and engineered to wring every last hundredth of a second out of road course lap times, the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR combines the latest in aerodynamic, braking and tire technology – a recipe designed to carry on the ACR’s lap-time busting reputation that has made it a legend on race tracks around the world.

“The Viper has always been more of a street-legal race car than a track-capable streetcar, and the new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and Chief Executive Officer – Dodge Brand and SRT Brand, FCA – North America. “Our goal is to arm our enthusiasts with the ultimate Viper track car to dominate road courses around the world.”

The SRT engineering team that developed the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is well-stocked with members who race their own cars, as well as learning from the factory-based racing Viper GTS-R that competed in the American Le Mans Series and IMSA United SportsCar Championship from 2012-2014, capturing the GTLM class driver and team championships in 2014. For the new Viper ACR, the team focused its efforts on three areas: aerodynamics, chassis and tires to maximize grip, producing never-seen-before handling capabilities and unprecedented lap times.

Ultimate aerodynamic performance
The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR with the available Extreme Aero package produces the highest aerodynamic downforce of any production car. During on-track testing, development engineers have experienced nearly 1 ton of downforce at top speed of 177 mph.

The Extreme Aero Package includes a huge (1,876-mm wide) adjustable dual-element rear wing, rear carbon fiber diffuser, unique SRT hood with removable louvers, detachable extension for the front splitter and four dive planes. The Extreme Aero rear wing, specifically designed for air flow around the Viper’s body, stands taller, sits further rearward and features unique end-plates and gurney lip to produce maximum downforce while minimizing straight line drag. The Extreme Aero package delivers more than three times the downforce of the Viper TA (Time Attack) 2.0 package.

The rear carbon fiber diffuser extends forward of the rear axle. It includes six removable strake extensions, designed to rub against the track surface for increased straight-line stability and optimized downforce. Removable hood louvers over the front tires reduce air pressure in front wheel wells to provide additional downforce. The detachable front splitter extension and dive planes work with the rear aero treatment to provide outstanding grip and balanced performance on the track.

Ultimate brake performance
Track duty can punish the brakes. The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR features new Brembo® Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes for optimum braking performance with unprecedented brake fade resistance, and greater handling capability through reduced un-sprung weight. The system uses 390-millimeter (15.4-inch) two-piece front rotors and 360-millimeter (14.2-inch) two-piece rear rotors. Front brakes use six-piston Brembo® calipers while the rear brakes use four-piston calipers.

The new Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes have the largest brake pad area ever on Viper. The brakes work in conjunction with ABS and ESC specifically tuned for ACR to take into account the extra grip provided by the additional aero and specifically designed Kumho® tires. Detachable front brake ducts provide additional cooling to the brake calipers for optimum track performance.

Tire, Chassis Combo Keeps Viper ACR Glued to the Road
The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is fitted with Kumho® Ecsta V720 high-performance tires designed specifically for the car with unique tread pattern and compounds for front and rear. In testing, the new tires produce laps times that are 1.5 seconds faster than off-road only race tires.

Low-profile front tires measure 295/25/19 and are mounted on wider 11-inch wide wheels and when combined with the 355/30/19 rear tires provide the largest combined tire patch available on any production car. On the sidewall of the new tires is a unique raised ACR logo.

The Viper ACR’s ABS and five-mode Electronic Stability Control system (Full-on, Sport, Track, Rain, Full-off modes) are specifically tuned for the car to take into account the extra grip offered by the extreme aerodynamic and tire package.

Aluminum bodied, double-adjustable coil-over Bilstein race shocks are designed specifically for the Viper ACR and work in conjunction with ride height adjustment for optimal control of weight transfer and handling performance. Each shock provides independent 10-way rebound and compression adjustability. The suspension package also provides more than 3 inches of ride height adjustment.

Front springs are rated at 600 lbs./in. and rear springs at 1,300 lbs./in., more than double the suspension stiffness of the Viper TA model. With unique race alignment and 1.4 degrees more negative camber than the entry SRT model, the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is capable of sustaining more than 1.5 g on high-speed turns due to the combined chassis and aerodynamic improvements.

“This car is not a 1-3 lap track special. You can run the car at the track all day, and the performance doesn’t fall off,” added Kuniskis.

Awe-inspiring V-10 Powertrain
At the heart of the 2016 Viper ACR is the handcrafted, all-aluminum 8.4-liter V-10 overhead-valve engine, rated at 645 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world. Unique exhaust tips have been added to the side-mounted exhaust pipes to provide reduced exhaust pressure. All Vipers are engineered to withstand severe track duty in ambient temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit with a professional driver. Power reaches the pavement through the standard Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission.

ACR-exclusive Interior Appointments
The instrument panel cluster hood, lower instrument panel and door armrest panels of the race-inspired interior are wrapped in unique Alcantara suede. A new, ACR-exclusive Alcantara wrapped high-grip steering wheel with color racing stripe and unique badging sets the ACR apart from other production models. New high-grip seats also carry the Alcantara inserts, while the unique dash plaque is finished in carbon fiber. Customers can choose between silver or Header Red accent stitching throughout the interior.

‘1 of 1’ Viper Program Offers One-of-a-Kind Street-Legal Race Car
Applying Viper’s exclusive ‘1 of 1’ customization program to Viper ACR allows customers to have more than 25 million build combinations to create their one-of-a-kind Snake from the ground up. With 8,000 exterior color options, 24,000 custom stripe colors, 11 wheel options, 16 interior trims and seven aero packages, three brake packages and four suspension options there are more than 25 million ways for buyers to customize their one-of-a-kind Dodge Viper.

Hand-built in Detroit at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant; the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR goes on sale in third quarter 2015.

ACR History
The original Dodge Viper ACR was produced for the 1999 model year and was based off of the second generation coupe. This model had suspension and engine enhancements focused on maximizing performance in road racing and autocross environments. Horsepower was bumped from 450 to 460 hp via a unique air filter and smooth air intake hoses. Curb weight was reduced by more than 50 pounds by stripping the audio system and removing other non-essential items such as the fog lamps. The new stiffer, adjustable suspension removed another 14 pounds. This model also had an “ACR” badge and 20-spoke BBS wheels.

The second version of the Viper ACR was based off of the fourth generation coupe and was built during the 2008-2010 model years.

The 2008/2009 Viper ACR maintained the standard Viper’s 600 hp and 560 lbs.-ft. of torque, while adding aerodynamic, brake and suspension upgrades to the already potent supercar. One development goal was 1,000 pounds of downforce at 150 mph with optimum aero balance – a target achieved through CFD and wind-tunnel testing. Unique coil-over shocks allowed height changes and were step adjustable for compression and rebound.

Spring and anti-roll-bar rates were increased and the ACR was fitted with forged aluminum wheels and track-ready race tires. The new wheels and tires combined with a new two-piece brake rotor system shaved approximately 40 pounds from a base Viper. An additional 40 pound savings (for a total of 80) was possible when ordering the Hard Core Package which removed the audio system, trunk carpet and sound insulation. The 2008 Viper ACR proved its ultimate performance formula by setting a new track record at the famous 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany with an elapsed time of 7:22.1.

For the 2010 model year, the Viper ACR was upgraded further with a redesigned rear wing gurney and end plates to further optimize aerodynamics and improve rear yaw downforce. In addition, a shorter fifth gear ratio improved high-speed acceleration and produced higher straightaway speeds. This improvement was a direct result of SRT’s experience at the Nürburgring Nordschleife where the team found that a revised gear ratio would have resulted in a higher speed capability and potentially a shorter elapsed time. In late September 2011, Dodge returned to the famed circuit and recaptured the production car lap record with a time of 7:12.13.

In late 2009, Dodge announced the non-street legal Viper ACR-X, targeted at the grassroots racer.

Combining the best performance attributes of the record-setting, street-legal Dodge Viper ACR and the safety equipment of championship-winning Viper Competition Coupe, Dodge produced the non-street legal racer that made its on-track debut in the summer of 2010 as part of Dodge Viper Cup spec racing series.

The 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X was also powered by a 8.4-liter V10, equipped with factory-installed headers, forged pistons and a low-restriction exhaust system that produced 640 horsepower (40 more than production model).

The suspension also was tuned and upgraded specifically for on-track usage, while the weight was lightened by a full 160 pounds (versus the standard production Viper) to take on even the most challenging road course. Additional aerodynamic upgrades improved downforce, while enhancing stability and significantly improving grip in high-speed cornering.

Similar to the Dodge Viper Competition Coupe, the Viper ACR-X contained factory-installed safety equipment such as a factory-designed roll cage, fuel cell and race seat.

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