2017 Dodge Viper vs. Its Competition

2017 Dodge Viper
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Viper is brutally efficient as a performance car, but it lacks the refinement and comfort of European cars like the Audi R8 and Maserati GranTurismo.

The R8 has evolved into a more sophisticated machine with somewhat subdued styling, while the GranTurismo continues with ageless styling and a tilt toward grand touring.

The Chevy Corvette 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 sports car offering.

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 2017 Dodge Viper is blessed with a stunning, seductive shape. Its big-engine, rear-drive formula remains appealing, even as the Viper drives off into the sunset.
The 2017 Audi R8 balances thrilling power and handling with everyday livability.
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette antes up stunning performance and great features; we're mixed on its boy-racer looks.
The 2017 Jaguar F-Type clips the sports-car apex, with extreme performance meets extremely good looks.
The 2017 Maserati GranTurismo is getting old but its Ferrari-inspired performance and sensuous styling and still appealing.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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