Viper engineers have notably improved ride comfort with the 2009 Viper SRT10; the switch last year away from stiff-sidewall run-flat tires helped. While still harsher than an average alt_o_t='sedan'>sedan, the Viper's ride is now comparable with the Corvette Z06. Steering is race-car precise without being darty, which is a way a race-car driver might describe steering that feels "too quick." The combination of the new easier-to-depress twin-disc clutch and the shorter distance required to move the shift lever reduces driver effort. The Viper's Brembo brakes have excellent feel and incredible stopping power. Even when the driver is wearing a helmet the Coupe still offers plenty of head room, but in the Roadster with the top down, a person of average height may likely have his or her hair well up in the windstream. Special Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires employ tread rubber nearly identical to the company's Pilot Sport Cup club-racing tires; it's unlikely anything this side of full-on race tires provides more grip.