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Old August 9th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Viper Explorer View Post
Uhhh there are a lot of SL builds and from the weights I've seen, weigh quite a bit less then TT Viper builds, even a G spyder stock weighs about what a stock Viper does, the SLs are like a tad over 3100 I believe stock. Most of the TT Vipers seem to come in around 3600-3800lbs granted the heavier ones also have custom stereos and what not peeps added.

but let's just say even if the weights were the same, other advantages are just too much for the street.
I agree about some of the other advantages, but I'd say weight is pretty much equal. The only Gallardos which are lighter than the Viper are the 2wd models and they have no advantage over a Viper. I think some of the Vipers being built right now should give the Gallardos a helluva hard time, as they finally are putting real transmissions in them. That's always been the thing that hurt the Viper against the Gallardos/GTRs.

To me, the greatest advantage has always been the money people are willing to spend. The Gallardo engine will never make Viper power when going all out. With enough work, I am sure the Viper can be made to hook up very well, but few have tried all that hard since the drag wars of the later 2000s.
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