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Chrysler Viper


The all-American muscle car have softened up, but it still lost its raw-edged appeal. The model year Viper is user-friendly and comfortable than the original, but it still has traffic-stopping and delivers incredible performance and a driving experience. If it wasn#039;t for the price tag, TVR should to feel worried.

The Viper has been the Mr Universe of muscle so some of the words being to describe the new version seem than a little odd. quieter. user-friendly? The old Viper have laughed in its face.

So can the newcomer still hold its up high in the supercar locker The figures are certainly something to about. After all, 678Nm of torque and 8.3 litres of V10 up front suggest that latest Viper is no snake in the

However, the cabin is a lot more than before and even has a while the original model’s and slippery lines are replaced by less ostentatious curves. still a brutal beast, Herb Helbig, the man behind the says the brief was to create a car would rip chunks out of tarmac, and the new appears capable of delivering promise.

Its sporting pretensions are evident as as you jump in the cabin. Eye-catching include a big starter button on the console, plus a chunky topped with a knob the of a tennis ball.

The seats are a fit for larger drivers, but are incredibly and comfortable at speed. The roof is higher, yet tall drivers still find themselves at the windscreen’s frame. Dashboard is acceptable, featuring console-mounted angled towards the driver, and a rev counter which dominates the binnacle.

Chrysler Viper

The pedals are closely spaced the previous model’s, but there is now a to the left of the clutch to make more comfortable. Other features include climate and a CD autochanger.

Fire up the engine and there’s no the Viper’s distinctive mating The V10 howls as though it’s on an table without anaesthetic. the throttle and it roars in protest, leaving thick streaks of rubber behind on the road.

doesn’t mean it’s as of a handful to drive. though. You want your grandma to it out in the snow, but through bends the snakes along happily reassuringly firm handling, but heavy steering and powerful while the enormous 345-section, rear tyres have of grip. There’s little roll, and the six-speed manual shared with the Aston DB7, is easy to use.

In reality, you can leave it in third and on the V10’s torque in most

At the limit, however, the car still respect. Lift off mid-bend and the bites, flinging the rear of the car outwards. If you press too hard on the pedal, the rear end shimmies and out, while the road-roller struggle to control 500 unruly

Underneath, the new model retains its frame, topped by a largely body. The bonnet, now separate the wings, opens from the while a conventional folding with a glass rear replaces the previous car’s roof mechanism. With rear suspension wishbones, the larger Viper is nearly lighter than the model it and Chrysler promises that versions should weigh over 1,500kg

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