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The Dodge Viper is America’s Sports Car

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Everyone is talking about the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the 911 R, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S manual, and the Corvette Grand Sport. These are cars built for enthusiasts. Naturally aspirated, manual-transmission sports cars set up with a sport tuned suspensions.  The have been built to satisfy our most basic speed needs. Raw, visceral sensations unhindered by modern luxury and technology. Internet articles and videos endlessly praise these (including us), but there is one car that has always delivered this experience, yet is hardly ever talked about: the Dodge Viper.

Chris Harris of Top Gear is here to explain why that is a good thing, in a way. The Viper is a purebred, but not in the sense that a Ferrari is a purebred. The Viper’s massive engine, unassisted controls, and gargantuan rear wing make it more at home on a track than on the road, yet you can legally drive it anywhere you can drive your mother’s minivan. What a wonderful world.

The Viper has always been sold as a car without any electronic aids. Its unapologetic demeanor means fewer people will buy it, and instead go with a safer and more predictable Corvette. So few people have bought it, that Dodge has decided once again to slay dragon. We’ll mourn this beast, but salute any knight brave enough to conquer the Viper ACR.

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Jeff Knoespel

Everyone is talking about the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the 911 R, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S manual, and the Corvette Grand Sport. These are cars built for enthusiasts. Naturally aspirated, manual-transmission sports cars set up with a sport tuned suspensions.  The have been built to satisfy our most basic speed needs. Raw, visceral sensations unhindered by modern luxury and technology. Internet articles and videos endlessly praise these (including us), but there is one car that has always delivered this experience, yet is hardly ever talked about: the Dodge Viper.

Chris Harris of Top Gear is here to explain why that is a good thing, in a way. The Viper is a purebred, but not in the sense that a Ferrari is a purebred. The Viper’s massive engine, unassisted controls, and gargantuan rear wing make it more at home on a track than on the road, yet you can legally drive it anywhere you can drive your mother’s minivan. What a wonderful world.

The Viper has always been sold as a car without any electronic aids. Its unapologetic demeanor means fewer people will buy it, and instead go with a safer and more predictable Corvette. So few people have bought it, that Dodge has decided once again to slay dragon. We’ll mourn this beast, but salute any knight brave enough to conquer the Viper ACR.

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Viper ACR

Top Gear’s Chris Harris explains why the Viper ACR is a bargain

Jeff Knoespel

Everyone is talking about the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the 911 R, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S manual, and the Corvette Grand Sport. These are cars built for enthusiasts. Naturally aspirated, manual-transmission sports cars set up with a sport tuned suspensions.  The have been built to satisfy our most basic speed needs. Raw, visceral sensations unhindered by modern luxury and technology. Internet articles and videos endlessly praise these (including us), but there is one car that has always delivered this experience, yet is hardly ever talked about: the Dodge Viper.

Chris Harris of Top Gear is here to explain why that is a good thing, in a way. The Viper is a purebred, but not in the sense that a Ferrari is a purebred. The Viper’s massive engine, unassisted controls, and gargantuan rear wing make it more at home on a track than on the road, yet you can legally drive it anywhere you can drive your mother’s minivan. What a wonderful world.

The Viper has always been sold as a car without any electronic aids. Its unapologetic demeanor means fewer people will buy it, and instead go with a safer and more predictable Corvette. So few people have bought it, that Dodge has decided once again to slay dragon. We’ll mourn this beast, but salute any knight brave enough to conquer the Viper ACR.

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