Dodge Viper driven
It was slated for destruction, but it’s back from the dead. And sharper than ever…
Posted: 22 Nov 2012
So it now feels like a proper contemporary sports car, not an over-powered budget rental. But it's lost none of its raw, visceral appeal. Straight out of the gate, it feels lighter, more agile. All the controls, the hydraulic steering, the gearshift, the throttle response are crisper, so your lines are better, faster. Within half a lap, you feel confident enough to push it harder, faster than you do after five or more laps in the old car.
You can now, like in a go-kart, feel exactly what the front and rear tyres are doing. So you can push each corner to the edge of grip under braking or acceleration. All now in the confidence that if you mess up, there is that stability-control safety net.