Jag XKR-S GT vs SRT Viper TA
542bhp Brit brawls with 631bhp of American muscle. But which will come out on top?
Posted: 03 Apr 2014
Turning in, the steering doesn't feel like it's loading up at all, making me wonder if the car is going to change direction enough. But as I brush the apex, or somewhere near it, I get hard on the gas, and I'm instantly concerned about the opposite happening. Like all recent Jags, the XKR-S GT has throttle oversteer aplenty. It's fun for a while, but maybe a bit too much, as you are constantly having to feather the throttle and add steering to keep it moving in anything other than a curved line.
I repeat the process through the next few bends and then do another couple of laps. But the feeling of light detachment from the proceedings outside is the overriding one. It's fast and slidey and brakes like a demon, but you don't feel properly connected to the track. If I spend $175k on a track car, I want broadband-quality feedback from the steering, seat, pedals, everywhere.