What Car Scares The Crap Out Of You?

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As automotive journalists we're given cars to drive. Some impress us. Some bore us. A few cause us to take deep breaths before attempting to drive; and we know we're not alone. What car scares the crap out of you?

At the top of our list is the Viper SRT10, a car which manages to approximate the feeling of tumbling over the side of a cliff only to discover you've landed perfectly on a branch and are therefore, hyperventilation and adrenaline aside, alive. Other super cars are designed, by virtue of having so much power and being driven by important rich people, to give you a sense of control in most situations. The Viper SRT10 was not. Driving it you feel completely out of control no matter where, when or under what conditions thanks to a shaky chassis, too much horsepower and horrific sight lines. And should you survive the drive — and this isn't a given — pull over to the side of the road after a long run and you've got to be careful you don't give your calves and hands third-degree burns from the fire-inducing exhaust pipes.


Not like that's always a bad thing. Now that we've revealed our fears, let us peer deep into your soul: what car scares the crap out of you?

(QOTD is your chance to answer the day's most pressing automotive questions and experience the opinions of the insightful insiders, practicing pundits and gleeful gearheads that make up the Jalopnik commentariat. If you've got a suggestion for a good " Of T he Day" send an email to tips at jalopnik dot com.)

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