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2009 Dodge Viper: Neutered by the Rain

July 01, 2010

As big and bad as our Viper may be, add a little rain to the equation and it's rendered nearly worthless. As in, don't bother trying to go fast, or it will kill you right quickly.

Even with its ridiculously wide rear tires, trying to put down 600 horsepower on a slick city street is next to impossible. It makes for a bit fun as you try to harness that big V10 while barely even breathing on the gas, but even that gets old soon enough. Makes traction control seem like quite the magical thing. Then again, it rarely ever rains here so it's not much of a drawback. Lucky us.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Inside Line @ 10,789 miles

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