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Hi Guys,

Found this article that I thought was pretty cool. Probably shouldn't be posting in this part of the forum, but thought GT owners would be interested.

I personally think it would be amazing to have a "tamed" Viper personality in a Maserati package. It would really bring back some of that pure sporting rawness to the vehicles, mixed with Maserati exclusivity.

SRT Viper vs. Maserati Alfieri - Friends... Or Family? Overlay Transparency Analysis

Tell me what you think.

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I see similarities once I've watched that video but I never even thought of the Viper until then and I've seen about 100 photos of the Alfieri. The Maserati concept is stunning. I do hope they tweak the rear -- it's a little awkward. It's as though they took so much heat about the horribly boring rear of the Ghibli that they wanted to go overboard to compensate.
 

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If anything i think the GT shares more similarity with the Viper....
....especially when viewed from the side with both sharing a gently sloping angle to a flatter rear deck..albeit much smaller on the Viper.

I agree about the Alfieri's rear....needs to be tweaked because it sticks out like a sore thumb!..imo.
 

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A Maserati is in no way associated or remotely alike a Viper in my opinion.... sure they may look a little bit alike.. but not the same. People view Viper as just another dodge..
 

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The Viper isn't an ordinary Dodge, but it's not a Maserati either. Different cars all around the boards.
 

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Viper is not a bad car (anymore). Compared to its last gen model, it has made leaps and bounds. Also the interior is much better. A lot of auto journalist have noted that it is a much more refined car than the Vipers of yesteryear.

It just needs a lot more development time. But Dodge's first crack at it was pretty good in my opinion. Don't see much on the road though.
 

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Viper is not a bad car (anymore). Compared to its last gen model, it has made leaps and bounds. Also the interior is much better. A lot of auto journalist have noted that it is a much more refined car than the Vipers of yesteryear.

It just needs a lot more development time. But Dodge's first crack at it was pretty good in my opinion. Don't see much on the road though.
Yes, apparently FIAT group sent over Ferrari interior specialists to help the Dodge people improve the quality and fittings of the new Viper. After all, Ferrari are the best at low volume high quality interiors.
 

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Viper is not a bad car (anymore). Compared to its last gen model, it has made leaps and bounds. Also the interior is much better. A lot of auto journalist have noted that it is a much more refined car than the Vipers of yesteryear.

It just needs a lot more development time. But Dodge's first crack at it was pretty good in my opinion. Don't see much on the road though.
Viper was never a bad car. It might have been primitive, but the Viper was about brute force and road racing. Still is with 645 hp.
The Maserati is a touring car. In terms of durability, a Maserati could never stand up to the punishment expected from a Viper.
 

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Viper was never a bad car. It might have been primitive, but the Viper was about brute force and road racing. Still is with 645 hp.
The Maserati is a touring car. In terms of durability, a Maserati could never stand up to the punishment expected from a Viper.
I disagree. Throughout its history, Maserati has participated in various forms of motorsports including Formula One, sportscar racing and touring car racing, both as a works team and through private entrants.

Maserati developed fifteen GranTurismo MC racecars, homologated for the European Cup and National Endurance Series, one of which was raced by GT motorsport organization Cool Victory in Dubai in January, 2010.

Pretty durable.
 

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Sure, every automaker is into some form of racing. But are their production cars built to withstand the abuse of the "weekend racer"
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I think we are in agreement- I just meant that Maserati as a marque are more than capable of 'road racing' in fact it is in their blood. Not sure the same could be said of Dodge, though you could argue that for the Viper. I think abuse can also mean unskilled!
 
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