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How the 2013 SRT Viper Works

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Author's Note

Okay, I'll 'fess up. I drive a Prius. It's electronic right down to its door handle. Its motor wouldn't know how to growl if it took lessons from a saber-toothed tiger and it will never go half as fast as the 2013 Viper. Which is a good thing, because the speeding tickets here in California are getting so expensive that one might cost me more than I'm getting paid to write this article. But I also remember the first time I stepped on the accelerator of a V-8 powered car with a manual transmission and how it felt like I'd hitched a ride on a moon rocket. I can only imagine what it feels like to drive a V-10 with 640-horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Or, no, I actually can't. But it must be quite a ride.

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