Originally Posted by Uncle Paul
Key phrase is "While not a track car"
For racers, the Viper is till the ultimate tool. for a production track car, but for street use, the 4 Wheel drive electric car will dominate.
The earlier Vipers made the driver feel like a superstar, but as the later models added ABS, Launch control, Electronic stability control, sophisticated differential control and cruise control, the driver just became along for the ride, just like all the other Uber performance vehicles. The computer delivers the performance number as much as the driver.
In the pretty near future electric vehicles will put down the numbers while the ICE vehicles will provide the driver experience.
Viagra does not pretend to get you up....it gets you up. If the girl is not pretty, or the guy has issues, it gets the job done.
Have you driven A Gen V at speed on a track, or near it's limits on the street? In the words of a friend: "It drives civilized, then when you push it hard you can go Vipering.". The Nissan GTR nannies control the show, the Vipers' stay away until you overcook it.
The early Vipers did not make me feel like a superstar. Mine terrified me until i built up some skill.
The Tesla does a great job of isolating you from skill while still providing that whoosh. Anyone that thinks it is the next Viper hasn't driven a performance car hard in years. Matching the revs on a hard downshift, judging corning speed and braking point and positioning the car just right on a corner give a personal feeling of accomplishment to a real driver.
I cannot knowledgeably debate you on Viagra, but I can on real driving cars versus high performance appliances. It could be knowledge of Viagra increases when recent high performance driving experience decreases.