<!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from venomGTR</i> <b>seems this is a bit of a myth. i watched a australian GT race on tv just the other night, it was won by a lambo, a 360 modena and a couple of NSXs. It seems all the vipers could do was follow around at the back of the pack. I've heard alot of people (especially on the net) raving about how vipers are so great on the track and will kick car x but i've yet to see it. I've always been disappointed at actual races, theres the ocasionally viper win in a sports car race but if there is a lambo in the pack it steals the priveledge from the ferraris with moping the floor with vipers. it seems viper engines only make decent output because of their shear size, when talking specific power a 1984 ford escort engine has better figures. I drive a jap import with alot more torque than a viper and it didn't cost me a quarter of the price of a new viper, infact cheaper than alot of new cars.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE --> What japanese car do you drive with "Alot more torque" than a viper? You have got to be kidding me? And didnt the viper win ALMS 2 or 3 years ago? oh well, thats fine ***** about the viper not being able to hang with lambos and whatnot when it handles better than 99.9% of all other cars out there. "it was in the back of the pack with Lamborghinis and ferraris, it sucks." The #$%#ing car is in a race with lambos and ferrarris how does it suck?!?!?!?! and it could always be driver error as well. Put michael shumaker or Mario Andretti into one of the vipers and i guarantee you would have a different race. One of the main reasons that the viper's enging is so large is to produce torque, another is to try and smoothout the power band so that you have a consistant hill as opposed to jagged peaks and valleys as most turbo cars and many high hp low disp cars have. The thought process behind it is so that you can put the car into gear at any rpm and have massive amounts of available power. Oh yeah and just to reitterate myself, WHAT JAPANESE CAR DO YOU DRIVE WITH ALOT MORE TORQUE THAN THE VIPER? You lieing sack of shit. Name me one jap car with 490 tq.