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
The pure mechanical grip is like nothing else this side of a race car. Once you have it in the corner, you can move it around on the throttle, and now, thanks to the stability control, it won't spit you off if you get too greedy. The system inexplicably died on our car in the middle of the test, but I've used it enough on previous occasions to know that it is a proper lifesaver without being a fun-killer.
Likewise, with a manual 'box, launch control and those stiffer anti-roll bars, you just end up going a lot faster and having a lot more fun while doing so in the Viper. There's no standout feature, the whole car just gels into an addictive entity that you want to keep lapping and lapping until the tyres wear out. And for a track car, that's what you want.