All too often, a manufacturer offers a special “track ready” version of their sporty car that really isn’t track ready. When Nissan offered the 350Z in a track model, enthusiasts had something to cheer about. The only problem was that this was no stripper, in addition to Brembo brakes, you got leather, 6 disc cd changer and navi if you wanted it. So much for a track car. Where were all the option deletes?
Dodge on the other hand, has a history of doing things right. The Viper SRT10 ACR is a real track ready monster. Even the old Neon ACR was pretty close to race ready, with owners only needing to install the appropriate safety equipment. With the 2008 Challenger, the Dodge boys (and girls) are heading back to their roots in drag racing. It looks like they are planning to do it right.