Originally Posted by Sprezzatura2010
Or you're in a parking lot. Anyway, up the number to 65mph and the argument still holds. The car has so much power and such wide tires that it's either going to drive like a truck in non-racing situations or it's going to kill people at high speeds. Given how bad the latter would be for a company's bottom line (lawsuits aplenty) Chrysler wisely tuned the Viper for the former.
Outside of the tricky shifter and poor interior, I don't see much in comparison to a truck, given the fact the car is able to corner well with minimal body roll. I will admit the Viper is not made for parking lot auto-X, it's at it's best on an open track, with long sweepers. I don't think the Viper and a S2000 can be compared, one was created to compete with exotics, the other with lower priced open-top sporty cars. Of the afforementioned cars, the Lotus would bee the best bet, given the OP already has a DD?
.....At the price point of the Viper, the Z06 would likely get my nod, with hopes of the saved money going towards a better interior.