For all the posts on how “terrifying” it is to drive a Viper quickly... I don’t find it true at all. Here’s me @ Laguna Seca. Notice I am still facing the right direction, not on fire, and my leg is not burned.

On the topic of being scary- is the viper powerful, lack traction control, and have enormous amounts of torque? Yes but its by no means a difficult to drive quickly. First-Gen cars (1992-96 RT/10's ) have repeatedly given the car a bad name thats stuck in journalists mind.

Here’s a quick quiz - the following expressions are from an review comparing Gen III coupe to C6 Z06:

1)“ far easier to drive and handle on the track than we had expected”

2) “Surprisingly easy to drive around the track and very forgivable as the rear end rotates”

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3) “it tends to understeer more than we like”

4) “Squeeze the gas a little too much at corner exit, and you’ll find yourself instantly in trouble”

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5) “[if we encountered] any kind of bump or lump in the pavement as it was exiting a corner, the result was a nearly instantaneous outward snap of the tail”

6) “the faster we went, the sweatier our palms got”

For those keeping track - quotes 1-3 are for the Viper, quotes 4-6 for the Z06.