In this article, there is a discussion of the new Dodge Viper ACR, and how recently it has been decimating lap times of super and hyper cars supposedly much out of its leagues. It has been decimating records held by the top Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, etc. This is quite impressive due to the fact that one of these fine cars could be yours for more than half the price of the previously mentioned vehicles. What makes this car so effective?
The ACR has one of the most advanced aerodynamic systems ever designed on a performance car to this date. It generates a tremendous amount of down force which is the key to its success. This down force created means that the air that passes over the car is channeled in such a way that it pushes the vehicle, specifically the rear wheels where the power is generated, into the road. This allows for more grip and more friction with the rear tires which means that more of the power made by the engine will be able to be transferred to the road. Also, this increase in proper air flow allows for better cornering and handling as well, which too would improve lap times.