I’m not a “car guy.” That may sound odd coming from someone who has been racing cars for 23 years, but it’s true and I thought it would be a good place to start a story about what I think of the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR. I consider myself a racer, and there is a difference.
Rallying is a nuanced art. It takes years of training to get to the level where you can drive an open class car like this Subaru WRX STI with a sequential gearbox and 500 pound feet of torque. But I didn't have years of training. I had hours. And driving it has warped my brain forever.
Without anyone noticing, Formula Drift cars became quite possibly the most powerful racers of their kind in any competition anywhere in the world. How do I know this? Because I drove Tony Angelo's 705 wheel horsepower Scion FR-S… and crashed it.
Lamborghini has nothing close to a racing heritage in its past. But that doesn't mean it's too late to start. The Super Trofeo series is that start. And it's an absolutely incredible one. Here's what it's like to drive one of the fastest sports cars in the world.