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Evora 400 or Viper SRT

Viper SRT starts at $84,995
Evora 400 starts at $89,900

Two different cars but both of them very unique. Knowing the prices now I'm very interested in the Viper SRT especially because of the sick engine (645hp)

I got to go and hug my 2013 Evora IPS and snap out of this thought

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Do you want brutality or precision? They are going to both be ridiculously fun to drive

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Do you want brutality or precision? They are going to both be ridiculously fun to drive
I love the Evora and the 400 is going to be very nice performance wise BUT I'm very intrigued about a 645hp V-10 brute force car with a top speed of
206mph
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Then test drive both and go from there. (Or just go with the obvious choice from the start).

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I sure know which one I'd rather park...
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What do you prefer in life, beat the shi!! out of stuff with a baseball bat ( I believe this is called tenderizing) , or surgically carving a fine piece of meat with a finely honed carving knife? Both get it done.
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Im actually debating this very same situation Evora 400 vs Viper right now and going to test drive a viper on tuesday. Its really tough to leave the Lotus brand but.... That..... V10....
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I thought the Vipers cost a lot more than that. I've looked at them too, in recent years the interiors have become impressive. And who can deny the allure of "vee ten!"?

But for this driver, the Evora S has plenty power to get in trouble easily enough. The Viper is deff in my category of "will try to kill you"

Edit: Looked into it, there are four main versions and lotsa fine options, looks like these can get way over $140,000 if you really go for it.
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I thought the Vipers cost a lot more than that. I've looked at them too, in recent years the interiors have become impressive. And who can deny the allure of "vee ten!"?

But for this driver, the Evora S has plenty power to get in trouble easily enough. The Viper is deff in my category of "will try to kill you"

Edit: Looked into it, there are four main versions and lotsa fine options, looks like these can get way over $140,000 if you really go for it.
There's a $15K discount on the Viper. Don't even think about the online pricing you see.

That said the one thing about the Viper is that everything I've read says it responds very exactly to your input. That can be a good or bad thing. It doth not pity fools lightly (not implying you're a fool).

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The Evora's provides some of the best handling in the world. It's simply effortless. Steering is almost "telepathic" (as Jeremy Clarkson puts it).

The Viper is a beast and you need some serious skill to tame it. Definitely a car that isn't for beginners if the thrill is in the driving. Most muscle car owners are racing their cars by their numbers anyways, so if you wanna join that crowd, by all means. I greatly respect the car, but their owners, not so much.

But if you don't care what people might think (I certainly don't) just buy the car that touches your soul. In the long run, you'll be happy with it regardless of what you're able to do with it.
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If you want a big engine you could also do the Hellcats. They are very difficult to find at MSRP right now but at $65-70k they are quite a bit cheaper as well.

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Can you bench at least double your weight and dead lift triple? Other Viper owners won't recognize you as one of their own...

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If you want a big engine you could also do the Hellcats. They are very difficult to find at MSRP right now but at $65-70k they are quite a bit cheaper as well.
You mean FATcats. Tank with a big motor does not impress AT ALL. Build quality in any of those Dodges is SH!!y at best. Was at a dealership last week and they make the build of a nineties Buick look pretty good by comparison. Only there for the state of the art Hunter alignment machine Secor Dodge just got to do my alignment post rack repair. I honestly, was surprised how cheap they really were in the build dept. Guess i have lost touch with the working class car,oops. But wait, Miata isn't top shelf but its a hell of a lot better built!

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Somehow found myself at a chevy dealer recently. Same thing. The build quality, even interior design of the Camaro was shocking. Almost like they tried to make it as dumb as possible.

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It's probably heresy on this site, but I'd go Viper. The car is badass. A friend of mine has the sidepipes and it's ground shaking. Had you said Corvette, I'd have said Evora. Vettes are way too common. Vipers on the other hand, at least where I live, are rare birds. And they definitely turn heads. You're talking crazy low end torque. You definitely hear them coming. Either would be a luxury to own.

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Im actually debating this very same situation Evora 400 vs Viper right now and going to test drive a viper on tuesday. Its really tough to leave the Lotus brand but.... That..... V10....
Let us know how it went (test drive) Yes a V10 (645hp) with all-new aluminum and carbon fiber body sounds good.
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I thought the Vipers cost a lot more than that. I've looked at them too, in recent years the interiors have become impressive. And who can deny the allure of "vee ten!"?

But for this driver, the Evora S has plenty power to get in trouble easily enough. The Viper is deff in my category of "will try to kill you"

Edit: Looked into it, there are four main versions and lotsa fine options, looks like these can get way over $140,000 if you really go for it.
Well, these are the prices from the official site:

Viper SRT: 84,995
Viper GT: 94,995
Viper GTS: 107,995
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If you want a big engine you could also do the Hellcats. They are very difficult to find at MSRP right now but at $65-70k they are quite a bit cheaper as well.
The Viper is more than a big engine. Hellcats look just like the ones with the Hemi in it. I'm just comparing the Evora 400 with the Viper SRT in price maily since they are very different and we still have to see the 400 perform here in the States.
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