Wouldn't really make sense in the Viper, anyway. Too much of the Viper's identity is anchored in that >8L V10. Now, if Chrysler wanted to make a cheaper Viper, let's call it a "Copperhead", that maybe competed down with the Z06s/Caymans instead of up around ZR1s/GT-Rs, that might be a good place to offer a V8. » 7/25/14 3:04pm Yesterday 3:04pm

You know, I'm not really a car enthusiast. What I am is a driving enthusiast, and cars are the tools that allow driving to happen. I care about cars in terms of how they affect my driving. I care about how they affect the driving of those around me. I care about what they'll allow me to do (or prevent me from… » 7/25/14 1:48pm Yesterday 1:48pm

The Hellcat is breaking all of my long-standing biases. 2-door > 4-door. Stick > Automatic. Light > Heavy. Ford >>>> Mopar.

I'd buy a Hellcat Charger in a picosecond given the money. It's just too ridiculous to not have one parked in my driveway.
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If this is GM's shot, then GM is missing the entire point about the Tesla. The Tesla is awesome because it's NOT a car designed around having an ICE that's been converted to electric, it was designed around being all-electric from the onset. Maybe they'll prove me wrong, but I expect this to be garbage. » 7/24/14 7:19pm Thursday 7:19pm

I wouldn't force-choke anyone over it, but were my reign as Emperor of the Known Universe(tm) to slide into me being Evil Overlord of Everything(tm), the last thing I want to drive around in is a 500hp car that tops out at 80mph and looks like my head. » 7/23/14 11:31am Wednesday 11:31am

This perfectly encapsulates my feelings on the matter. I currently have a mostly stock ZZW30 MR2, and while I've thought that swapping the 1ZZ-FE/5-speed for a 2ZZ-GE/6-speed would've made it a better car, I honestly cannot say it would improve the driving experience for anything but track days. On backroads its… » 7/22/14 6:39pm Tuesday 6:39pm