I probably would have made the layout mid-engine, rear-drive. This would fit in a little better with the sports car thing they were searching for and it also would have made an even bigger distinction between this and the viper. I guess it might have just made it a mid engine viper, but I don't think that would have been all that depressing. Engine-wise, at the time I probably would have taken an aluminum version of the 5.2L V8 that they use in the dakota or the ram pickups for the high torque. A smooth six-speed transmission would have been a nice complement to a motor that puts out about 250HP and 300Ft/Lbs. of torque. ................ But I'm only one man that prefers cars made in foreign (non-US) countries to those made here.