I had a bright yellow Hennessy Dodge Viper coupe, circa 2002.
Amazing to look at and the reason why so many Corvettes were sold.
No road manners at all - probably my fault for buying one with a Hennessy conversion, but the most I can liken it to, is an old metal bed frame, with a huge powerful truck engine on one end, a huge pair of tires at the other that hated the engine and you had to hold on to the links of the springs of the bed frame.
You never knew if you were going to go forward at warp factor 11 or sideways into the scenery when you put your foot down. An MX5 is more fun to drive by anyone other than a super talented driver (obviously not me).
I’m just sorting out a Caterham as even my Atom doesn’t have as much fun handling. I think driving an MG miget, Caterham, MX5 are great cars. A friend has just managed the first swap of a Ford ST engine into his MX5 making 275 BHP and over 300 torque with little in the way of a weight penalty... and it’s AMAZING!