Dodge SRT Viper is a very different car to what it used to be. It is now a genuinely well designed sports car and not just a lot of power and artillery pieces for exhausts. It truly is a match from some of its European rivals but its biggest rivalry sits state side. The Corvette ZR1 held the record for fastest street legal car around the very technical Laguna Seca race track, but now the coiled snake strikes back.
This is the 2014 SRT Viper TA. The last two letters in its name stand for “Time Attack,” a big hint as to why this car exists at all. It served its purpose by knocking the ZR1 off of the top spot with a 0-60MPH time of just 3.3 seconds. This TA’s extra pace is due to weight saving mainly with not extra power on offer. The new car also features a carbon fibre brace across the engine and revised shock absorbers. In ASBO orange the Viper has bitten Chevrolet’s pride and joy, the question is, what are Chevy going to do about it?