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      09-27-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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Why no SRT Viper thread?

I'm surpised not even one of you guys started a thread about the SRT Viper. It'll be in showrooms in probably a month or less and it's starts at $97,395, while the top-of-the-line GTS starts at $120,395. Both before the $1,995 Destination Charge. 640 HP/600 TQ and a curb weight of 3,297 (with Track Package). If funds were available now, I'd trade the E92 M3 for a E90 M3 and be in line for one.

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      09-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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Doesn't seem like a real head-to-head vs. an M3. It's only a 2 seater, and is almost 2X the price of an M3 coupe.

It would be as if the guys on the BR-Z forums were considering F80 M3s, compared to their car. It might be fun to talk about, but if you're seriously considering one, you're probably not seriously considering the other.
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      09-27-2012, 09:15 AM   #3
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Doesn't seem like a real head-to-head vs. an M3. It's only a 2 seater, and is almost 2X the price of an M3 coupe.

It would be as if the guys on the BR-Z forums were considering F80 M3s, compared to their car. It might be fun to talk about, but if you're seriously considering one, you're probably not seriously considering the other.
lol there have been plenty of people that have come from a S2000, WRX, Evo, etc in to a E9X M3. I came from a Genesis Coupe and I'm sure somebody will go from a BR-Z to an M3 someday. I wouldn't cross-shop a Viper when looking at an M3, but there's got to be somebody looking to upgrade.

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      09-27-2012, 09:17 AM   #4
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I had a viper srt-10 it really wasnt as good as you think it was
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      09-27-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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I am interested very much in the gen V Viper, not to replace the M3 mind you. Following the discussions on Viperclub and Viperalley without being a member. Have a mixed feeling about it. I have to see it in person.
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      09-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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I had a viper srt-10 it really wasnt as good as you think it was
This new Viper is unlike Vipers of old. That is easily the best looking modern American car made and in general a great looking car. The interior looks great and is supposed to have good quality...certainly better than our M3s and on par with most BMW models. You know the performance will be there, and being able to get an N/A engine is becoming far too rare these days. Other than Porsche or Ferrari and a few others, world class N/A engines are in short supply so its nice to see another v10 out there.
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      09-27-2012, 04:44 PM   #7
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This new Viper is unlike Vipers of old. That is easily the best looking modern American car made and in general a great looking car. The interior looks great and is supposed to have good quality...certainly better than our M3s and on par with most BMW models. You know the performance will be there, and being able to get an N/A engine is becoming far too rare these days. Other than Porsche or Ferrari and a few others, world class N/A engines are in short supply so its nice to see another v10 out there.
+1....it's going to be a beast. Only if I could afford one!
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at ~3,300 lbs. and with ~650hp and tires that are 295 in front and 355 in the rear, it's a beast in an altogether different league. it will look badass in black. batmobile badass.
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First in line at my dealer for a GTS. I want it loaded. Previously has a 2001 GTS and then moved on to other things. Finally wanting that muscle car feel again. Past 5 cars have been paddle shifting.

You are probably right that no one cross shops a viper and m3. Doesnt mean you cant have both! Hoping for the new m3 sedan actually.
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First in line at my dealer for a GTS. I want it loaded. Previously has a 2001 GTS and then moved on to other things. Finally wanting that muscle car feel again. Past 5 cars have been paddle shifting.

You are probably right that no one cross shops a viper and m3. Doesnt mean you cant have both! Hoping for the new m3 sedan actually.
Word was released that there is only going to be a limited amount of dealers in the entire USA. Not all dealers will qualify and they have to pay $20K for the right and another $5K for training. I hope your local dealer is one of them!
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      09-28-2012, 10:22 AM   #11
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First in line at my dealer for a GTS. I want it loaded. Previously has a 2001 GTS and then moved on to other things. Finally wanting that muscle car feel again. Past 5 cars have been paddle shifting.

You are probably right that no one cross shops a viper and m3. Doesnt mean you cant have both! Hoping for the new m3 sedan actually.
i have told you before, but you, Sir, are a baller...
when i grow up, i want to be like you... (too bad i'm almost in my 30's already )

i'd seriously consider a new Viper if i could afford it, no question !
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prices are posted even for the options!
http://www.drivesrt.com/news/2012/09...er-models.html
5K for stripes??!!
A nice GTS comes close to 137K with destination charge. You can really call it cheap.
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The new Viper is pure badass. It looks great, both inside and outside. I cant wait for it to come out and be compared to other cars. Its gonna be the '90's all over again when it smashed everyone. I wish I could afford one at this moment.
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surely it will be very quick but being fast is not everything anymore. I will compare it against the new 991 turbo when it comes out.
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Are you saying it cant handle?
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      09-28-2012, 12:42 PM   #16
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surely it will be very quick but being fast is not everything anymore. I will compare it against the new 991 turbo when it comes out.
Good point on the turbo, but still very different cars even if performance will be similar.
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Previous Vipers couldn't be daily drivers, ride was incredibly harsh and heat from side pipes made cabin a bit toasty. I hope new one fixes these issues b/c it looks beautiful.
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surely it will be very quick but being fast is not everything anymore. I will compare it against the new 991 turbo when it comes out.
991 turbo. boring.

The viper has never been "boring."

I don't even care what the performance numbers are. Its the feeling of driving one. Its fun, scary, impractical, loud, and 600 ftlbs of torque at 2,000 RPM without having turbo lag.
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Word was released that there is only going to be a limited amount of dealers in the entire USA. Not all dealers will qualify and they have to pay $20K for the right and another $5K for training. I hope your local dealer is one of them!
I am getting it from Woodhouse. Largest viper dealer in the country. Most fair chance they wont have a markup either. Sadly the smaller less volume dealers will probably have a considerable markup to recover that 20k cost.

Nissan did the same with the GT-R. They made dealers get certified and their master techs get certified before they were allowed to sell the car.
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991 turbo. boring.

The viper has never been "boring."

I don't even care what the performance numbers are. Its the feeling of driving one. Its fun, scary, impractical, loud, and 600 ftlbs of torque at 2,000 RPM without having turbo lag.
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I have a Viper, its amazing. M3 and viper are night and day. M3 is a good everyday driver you can take to work and people will notice it but its still whatever, never really gets your heart going.. Viper is a whole different story.
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I have a 08+ though, imagine the new one would be even better.
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