2016 Dodge Viper vs. Its Competition

2016 Dodge Viper ACR
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
The big-engine, rear-drive formula never gets old—not when it's blessed with the 2016 Dodge Viper's stunning shape.
The 2017 Audi R8 balances thrilling power and handling with everyday livability.
The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette's exceptional performance, style, comfort, and features, as well as its choice of high-power engines and body styles, adds up to an impressive sports car and grand tourer in one—and a car that won't break the bank.
The 2015 Jaguar F-Type fleshes out its sportscar credentials this year with a manual transmission and all-wheel drive.
The 2016 Maserati GranTurismo puts a gorgeous wrapper on Ferrari-inspired performance, to stunning effect.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-10Premium Unleaded V-10Gas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Two SeatersTwo SeatersTwo SeaterTwo SeatersSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe GTV10 quattro AWD2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LT2-Door Coupe Manual RWD2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Coupequattro SpyderCoupeCoupeCoupe
Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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