Bought the car out of VA, flew back, picked it up and headed home to California. Drove it almost 3000 miles with NO problems. Outran 2 tornadoes in Oklahoma. Has to be the most fun car to drive I've ever been in. Did I mention the looks ya get when in one of these... Buy one and you'll see. Now it just needs some upgrades from Hennessey.
This is probably the most extreme car I have ever owned. The acceleration of this car is unbelievable, and the attention it receives rivals that of any other exotic car I have seen. The fuel economy average I have seen is about 13mpg, and getting into and out of the car is not very easy, but other than that, I don't see why this car could not be a daily driver. I will definitely have at least 12,000 miles a year on this car.
What interested me in the Viper was performance from a front engined car. My Viper has an all out hold on pure race feel. Inside is a little cramped at first feel with scary blindspots, but the option of turbo upgrade that will flat out out accelerate anything ( If of course you can keep the rubber on the ground. I'm enjoying? Thanks Dodge.
Brute-force engine is never subtle. Louder, more powerful (and worse sounding) than the Z06. Tall 1st gear makes launching the Viper easier than anticipated. Tranny is high effort and requires strong, deliberate movement.
Powerful, consistent and intuitive brake pedal. Quiet ABS.
On the skid pad, the Viper refuses to balance on the edge of oversteer. It won't hold a constant slip angle with the rear tires. It's either understeering or spinning out. Still, with R-compound rubber, it can understeer its way to a good number. Through the slalom field, I never thought I'd say it, but this big, powerful, heavy car is awfully precise through the cones. Again, sticky tires (and super-stiff suspension) make it so. Feels like when it "goes" there will be no catching it, which is what happens on the skid pad.