2001 ACR and R/T are 2 different cars and will have a base engine of a
150hp SOHC engine that is more powerfull and better power curves than the
old DOHC 150hp engine could wish for. It will also have other engines as
options from what I can tell, if these will be R/T only or whatnot is yet
to be seen.
The ACR will include double adjustable struts from a company in canada
(cant remember the name off the top of my head) that designed and built the
lemans winning GTS vipers struts and shocks. It will include higher rate
than stock springs. It will have 15x6, I believe, maybe 15x7. Ive forgotten
a lot of the other things it will get.
Also the new ACR is at most 25lbs more than the old ACR.
At 01:49 PM 11/30/1999 -0700, Scott Meyers wrote:
>Robert Glover wrote:
> > Granted, I'm not a big FWD enthusiast, but I do remember how great the
> > original Dodge/Plymouth Neons (particularly the ACR) were as autocross
> > Now it appears it only comes as a four-door, and only with the SOHC motor.
> > What the heck happened? Probably no ACR package anymore either.
>I noticed this also, and also know that the 2000 Neon is 150# *heavier* that
>the earlier versions. Even if they come back with the ACR model with the twin
>cam engine, it will not be as fast. Maybe with the Chrysler 2.4 engine it will
>have a chance... :-). Naw, they wouldn't, would they?
>Even if it comes with 15" rims and other goodly stuff, I just don't see it
>beating the early ACR's.
>Anyone else out there have specific details on the 2000 ACR or R/T, if there
>are such beasts?