Up close with the new SRT Viper
America bites back! How Detroit's scariest sports car sharpened its fangs
Posted: 15 Jun 2012
“He disappeared and did some laps, came out of it, and said: ‘Wow, that’s a whole lot of work,”’ remembers Gilles with a smile. “So he loved it and hated it, like a lot of people do. They get the car. They appreciate it, but it has a lot of interesting characteristics. But now people have become basically two factions, the historic audience for the car and the supercar lover who loves what the car stands for but is intimidated by it.
People who say; if you fix the interior, if you fix the ride, if you make the car more liveable and put some technology into it, then I might consider this car… Sergio had that reaction. And there was enough interest from him to say, “OK, let’s dig into this.”’