2015 Dodge Viper: Nice "Aw Shucks" Handle
by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on January 14, 2016
Bonkers sports cars need good passenger grab handles and the 2015 Dodge Viper's got a good one. I was driving my passenger home after dinner and we were approaching a quick right-left uphill chicane. She grabbed the handle so hard that I heard the plastic substructure creak.
But she gave me fair warning when I asked her out in the first place.
"I like fast cars in a straight line, but I discovered that I get carsick in the curves."
I tip-toed the Viper through the chicane since I'm not a fan of girl puke, but we did unleash the V10's fury in one of downtown L.A.'s tunnels. Giggles ensued.
That grab handle looks beefy, but it's not made as strong as it looks. It's well-placed and angled to give the passenger a good anchor, though. The best by far has to be our dearly departed Jaguar F-Type's. That one felt way more substantial and had a matching handle in the door so the terrified occupant could hold on with both hands like an amusement park ride.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor