According to Motortrend, back in March, the $120k 2014 Viper TA beats the AMG Merc with a new lap record of 1:33.62. And you still have $180k left in your pocket. So, take their review with a heavy dose of skeptism.JavelinAMX said:The Viper lap of 1:36.42 vs AMG Merc 1:35.03 is about 1.4 seconds.
Would the car exhibit greater refinement and enable it to get round the corners more smoothly, thus helping the lap-times?
Video says : Published on Jul 3, 2013TripleT said:Did this review Predate the TA, I thought I saw it before the TA was even announced.
They have a TA available to them, Ralph created one for them. And if they wanted to test it again, I am sure Ralph would have provided it with no issue.Sir Moses Wellington said:To be fair, they may have not been able to get a TA to test it, cause it's not officially in production yet, correct?
Maybe it the post date.... I pitch all my magazines but I am pretty sure the comparison was prior to the TA.LoganSix said:
I suspect they did the compare, because they happened to have these two cars available at the time, and no other reason. hat is why i dislike a lot of autozine rags, lack of disclosure.Mike V. said:Well just the fact they are not comparing a standard SLS to the GTS is enough to reality really wasn't considered in this test.
Clearly the SLS Black series should be put against a TA or ACR version if the Viper.
I still hate the TA nomenclature though.
Exactly what I said in the youtube comments. I guess they got a kick out of messing with Gilles. That video got 1000s of views within an hour or so.Mike V. said:Looks like motor trend is trying to stir the pot again. All in the name of sales
It isn't like they have a problem with driving a Viper every few months. (Sept. 2012, Dec. 2012, March 2013, July 2013)TripleT said:Maybe it the post date.... I pitch all my magazines but I am pretty sure the comparison was prior to the TA.
Heck I guess they could have done it a second time but then it does beg to the question WHY?
It's too bad the Trans Am series really is fragmented with multiple classes and lack of consistent participation.Muther said:I suspect they did the compare, because they happened to have these two cars available at the time, and no other reason. hat is why i dislike a lot of autozine rags, lack of disclosure.
I LOVE the TA. Makes me think they will take it back into the Trans Am series, to spank more Corvette's.
Challenger T/A anyone? :clap:
I give you lots of credit for making lemonade. I think the real goal is to rile people up, and they did succeeded.LXbuilder said:I thought the Viper did very well against the $300k Dumbler Benz product, and I didn't think MT was unfar in comparing them at all.
They really didn't say much bad about the Viper other than to mention the ridiculosly hot exhaust issues which the Viper is well known for. I felt the whole video showed that Dodge could build a great sports car that comes very, very close to one that costs nearly THREE times the money, sounds like a winner to me.
(must give Dumbler some love for the exhaust noises coming from that SLS though.)