If you’ve ever seen a real Dodge Viper ACR, you would know that these just exude excitement. Right around the time the 2010 New Models ’08 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR was coming out, I was walking back from the store by my old apartment. I almost gave myself whiplash as this Viper ACR roars past me, giving me chills (and of course slight neck pain from my head snapping to following it). Just when you think you’ve seen all the cool cars there are to see, something like this roars past you and reinvigorates your love for 4-wheeled driving machines.
Since the early ’90s, when the first Dodge Viper RT/10 came out, I’ve always had an affinity for the Dodge Viper. It is shown in my collecting habits as I have quite a few #Vipers in my collection. The Vipers that Dodge produced from 2003 to 2010 were a little bit off a let down in terms of design as they just didn’t seem to fully capture the identity I had remembered from the ’90s. Well in 2013, Dodge released the all-new Viper returning to a design that encapsulates what the Viper (GTS trim level) was all about.
I believe the ACR package on the ’08 Dodge Viper SRT10 paved way for Viper’s rebirth. That distinct prowl could be heard through its motor AND its design — truly a fascinating feat if you think about it! The Hot Wheels ’08 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR was no different as the casting design did a good separating itself from the previous Viper model in the ’06 Dodge Viper Coupe. Between the front splitter, hood louvers, spoiler and an authentic Viper paint scheme, this Hot Wheels Viper casting did a great job at capturing the ACR’s roaring personality.
The Hot Wheels ’08 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR casting continues to be released to this day. In 2015, the plastic spoiler was changed to metal and now cast as part of the body. Check out all three paint variations of the 2010 New Models version below.