Few cars inspire admiration the way the 2014 SRT Viper does. As much fun as it is to drive, when you’re in possession of the car, you’ll have just as much fun parking it on a busy street outside a coffee house. Get yourself a cup of coffee; find a seat in the window so you can watch the reactions of passersby. You’ll be entertained for quite a while.
These days, everyone has a camera in their pocket everywhere they go. If our experience is typical, there must be several hundred terabytes of jpeg files out there generated by people snapping shots with their smartphone cameras of the new Viper wherever they see it.
And frankly, the car is definitely worthy of the adulation it gets.
Nothing else looks like it; nothing else sounds like it, and absolutely nothing else goes like it does for the price. Quintessentially American, the contemporary Viper is just as outrageous as any model boasting the striking serpent logo has ever been. But it now also possesses a nod toward civility (a very slight one, but a nod nonetheless) making it a bit easier to both live with and drive.