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Doug DeMuro Teaches Female Friend to Drive Stick in His Viper, Breakdown Follows

I'd say that at least 25 percent of the non-driving school attempts to teach people how to drive a stick end in a breakdown. However, that refers to a nervous breakdown, while the one mentioned in the title above has to do with the Viper's V10 heart.
Doug DeMuro Teaches Female Friend to Drive Stick in His Viper 7 photos
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Then again, technical issues are only normal when we're talking about a Dodge supercar that was born in 1997. Even so, Doug DeMuro wasn't afraid to use his Viper to teach a friend how to drive a stick, obviously letting the world know everything about it.

As it turns out, the journo came up with a four-step plan, with this being designed to meet the "student" driver's needs. As Britt explains in the clip, this wasn't her first attempt to master a clutch (no, not the fashion item), but her so-called previous experience with manual transmissions may have done more harm than good, as it often happens with such adventures.

The student also seems to have a step-by-step approach, one where the word "weird" becomes a logical connector for a stunt that could otherwise be described with the help of a respectable learning curve.

I'll stop throwing spoilers at you here, letting the piece of footage at the bottom of the page do its job.

And since I've attempted quite a few similar stunts over the years, I can easily relate to the action in this video. In fact, checking out this clip brings back both the worst and the best memories related to such experiences.

The first category has to do with the friend of a friend (this is not that kind of story) who noticed the lesson was going decently and wanted to have a go at it herself. Judging by the screams of my clutch, things didn't go pretty well. There was no smoke, though.

As for the smile-inducing driving lesson moments I can recall, I was once amazed by how quickly a friend was able to get the hold of the lift-off oversteer technique. The adventure ended off with somebody throwing an egg at my car, but this is another story for another time.

P.S.: As a totally unrelated piece of info, according to Doug's Instagram, he's been engaged since March this year.

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