SRT models in line to get new 540-570 HP supercharged engine

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Dodge Charger SRT8

When you buy a 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 or 2012 Dodge Charger SRT-8 you definitely will not be lacking power. These suburban bruisers are powered by massive 6.4 liter Hemi V8’s that pump out a spleen crushing 470 horsepower and 470 lbs/ft of torque. Now, what is an SRT SRT -8 owner to do if he/she wants more power? The answer up to this point has been paying big bucks and taking it to a tuner, but now this will change.

Chrysler is reportedly considering adding a top end engine option for certain SRT models. According to MotorAuthority, this new engine will be based on the current one albeit with a Eaton supercharger that will push the horsepower to between 540-570 horsepower. With this power addition, these muscle cars will be put on the road with Ferrari Ferrari 458-esque power. Where do we sign?! In addition, to control the extra ponies, this new engine will supposedly be mated to a new eight speed automatic gearbox. This new engine can be implemented on those SRT models which are based on the LX platform (Sorry, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 , no upgrade for you just yet). An exception may be the Dodge Challenger SRT-8 which is based on a tweaked LX platform.

This is an important step in the reemergence of the muscle car in the American market. This reemergence has ignited an automotive world war with Ford Ford , Chevy, and Dodge, each trying to outdo themselves in terms of engineering and appeal. This new Detroit cold war has only one winner and that is the muscle car enthusiasts around the world.


4 comments:

I’d still prefer to have a Chevrolet vehicle than with Dodge. However, I must say that it is so impressive on its exterior detailing, and it looks very aggressive on its big front grille.

I’m quite distracted on it’s designs, I don’t like the front phase of the car! It’s just that I think it’s design is not suitable on its features. However, I’m impressed with it’s performance! Other than that, it was just OK!

I like the decent platform of the car though the front hood look so hideous! The speed performance is quite powerful. BTW, I think this car manufacturer still need to work out on their engineering to make the car more appealing.

WOW! The supercharged engine for this car have an impressive figure performance. It’s a good thing that Chrysler is now offering a cheaper vehicle but has a powerful engine. However, competing Ferrari car still has no possibility of winning for this car manufacturer.

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