By Matt Schmitz on November 7, 2013
Remember the Aesop fable of "The Farmer and the Viper"? With an emphasis on cosmetics and interior luxury, the 2013 Dodge SRT Viper is like that. The two-seater dazzles with highfalutin options like leather-covered everything and a $14,000 paint job you'll consider a bargain. However, Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman admonishes, once you're in the cockpit, this street-legal racecar turns on you, its intimidating V-10 taunting you to top 200 mph while pummeling you with sport-stiff suspension. Consider that parting exhaust burn on your leg payment for your "reward from the wicked."
News Editor Matt Schmitz is a veteran Chicago journalist indulging his curiosity for all things auto while helping to inform car shoppers. Email Matt