The Viper is brutally efficient as a performance car, but even with the latest upgrades, it still lacks the refinement and comfort of European cars like the Audi R8 and Maserati GranTurismo.
The Chevy Corvette Stingray Z06 may be the closest current analogue to the Viper, with 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque from a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8.
It's the most powerful Corvette to date, and easily the most track-focused.
Unlike the Viper, the Z06 is available with an automatic transmission and either a removable roof panel or a convertible top.
It's a stunning sports car that's a magnitude better than the Stingray, and probably America's best sportscar offering today.
The Audi R8 has evolved into a more sophisticated machine with somewhat subdued styling, while the Maserati continues with ageless styling and a tilt toward grand touring.
There's also the Jaguar F-Type, a stunning car to see and hear, and a beautifully capable performer in R guise.
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|2016 Dodge ViperBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi R8Browse Used Listings||2016 Chevrolet CorvetteBrowse Used Listings||2016 Jaguar F-TypeBrowse Used Listings||2016 Maserati GranTurismoBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-10||Premium Unleaded V-10||Gas V8||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-8|
|Two-Seaters||Two-Seaters||Two Seater||Two-Seaters||Subcompact Cars|
|2-Door Coupe GT||V10 quattro AWD||2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LT||2-Door Coupe Manual RWD||2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2016 Dodge Viper vs. 2017 Audi R8||2016 Dodge Viper vs. 2016 Chevrolet Corvette||2016 Dodge Viper vs. 2016 Jaguar F-Type||2016 Dodge Viper vs. 2016 Maserati GranTurismo|