May 11, 2018
I got the 2004 Viper in Nov 2018 from my brother (yes got it for free) as he said pot holes in Detroit will kill the car so its now in So California with no pot holes and open freeways. Wow what a car BTW I own a Corvette and they are not the same cars, but with Viper you have no co-pilot to help you with all the fancy computers like in Vette , there are no cup holders, cruise controls, sun glasses holder, CD holders, just gas, clutch,brake and start button. When you drive Viper do don't have a co pilot you are it my friend. I did burn my calf on exhaust so not I call my self a scarface lol. Must have both hands on a wheel as we here in Ca have these eliminators that are part of white stripes and stick out so when you change lanes and cross them over the car will just JUMP to the side first time it happened it scared me to death but now I know better. Now lets get to brass balls and knuckles here the driving. We have freeways here that you can just go fast but last February when we had mud slides in Santa Barbara area for a while the 101 Freeway was closed for north bound traffic and guess what, you got it, I was able to jump on a freeway drive to the point its closed for about 10 miles return home for another 10 miles and repeat the process 2 more times. No cars which means no cops.........Frist round trip I was doing 120mph, second trip I was at 130 mph and final trip I was at 140 mph, I was going to go for forth trip at 150 mph but decided my adrenaline was too high. All this driving along the ocean ahhhhh. For the record I have driven at Las Vegas race track a Formula car like at Indy at 160 mph but there you go in circles and here you go balls out straight. I have to say that it was fast as I wanted to go but the gas pedal and the car had a lots more room for travel. I installed a dash camera so I can review it once a while. The car drives and handless flawlessly. One more thing in closing about Vipers and Vetts driving - when you drive a Vette its like going to laser skin doctor the doctor will use fine laser to remove one skin layer at a time ie one atom at a time and then when you drive a Viper and you want to see the Viper skin doctor, the doctor will hit you with a 50 lb sledge hammer few times and tell you "there is your Viper skin treatment, you want more lets go". The car just kicks butt period.
I tell this to people and they just laugh. If you can afford to buy one used Viper go for it as you will not be disappointed, but make sure you have no pot holes and remember the Viper skin treatment.
PS My brother just bought a 2018 Dodge Demon with 850 hp and 0-60 in 2.8 seconds - fastest production car in America . Must be nice to work for Dodge in Detroit.