[Spoiler Alert] In the Book of Jeremiah we are warned:
“See, I will send venomous snakes among you, vipers that cannot be charmed, and they will bite you,”declares the Lord."
Motor Trend is wrapping up its 2013 Best Driver's Car test and they've published results on their website. The bombshell? The 2013 Viper comes in dead last. Last place. To summarize why, the car was a basket case of problems and literally frightened Pro driver Randy Pro.
"I broke a sweat driving fast in the car today," he said. Some people think it's manly to wrestle a car around a corner, but to quote editor-at-large Angus MacKenzie, "I've never met a race car driver who wanted to fight a car around the track."
Take some time and go read the report. It seriously shocked me considering the importance of the Viper to the SRT brand. "This Viper had a number of mechanical issues that sank it in voting." These types of issues on a standard production Viper with the Track Package that was knowingly handed over to one of the largest automotive magazines on the planet for an incredibly important test is troubling. Think about this: the Ford Focus ST beat the Viper in overall voting. A front-wheel drive hot hatch beat a fire-breathing V-10 powered American powerhouse.
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