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    Chrysler SRT models to get supercharged motors - 570+ hp

    If this happens there will be a bit of a powershift, things are getting interesting:

    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 V8ís that pump out a spleen crushing 470 horsepower and 470 lbs/ft of torque. Now, what is an 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 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.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    If this happens there will be a bit of a powershift, things are getting interesting:
    US is finally starting to listen...wouldnt be surprised if the CTS-V and the soon coming Camaro ZL1 prompted this forethought

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    makes sense......kinda like putting the mercedes sc'd motor in the crossfire...
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
    US is finally starting to listen...wouldnt be surprised if the CTS-V and the soon coming Camaro ZL1 prompted this forethought
    With 3 companies producing huge supercharged V8's things are getting insane.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    With 3 companies producing huge supercharged V8's things are getting insane.
    all they need now is to lighten things up and speed up the trannies in these things and we will really have some performance competition

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    I my look at a charger srt-8 when they come out
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    They must have good technical engineers. Now they need to hire a good designer - I have no desire to purchase a brick on wheels with chrome accents Click here to enlarge
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    Now get them to throw that into a sports car chassis that weighs <= 3,000lbs! Affordable super-car it would be if they put that in something similar to a Vette.

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    I seriously like the new Challenger SRT-8, the charisma of that thing is killer.
    But one thing to note is that thing is a boat, it doesn't need extra HP -well, it does- it needs a serious diet.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    I seriously like the new Challenger SRT-8, the charisma of that thing is killer.
    But one thing to note is that thing is a boat, it doesn't need extra HP -well, it does- it needs a serious diet.
    Lol YEAH, a 2 door "sports car" over 4,000lbs.... I mean come on, that's just wasteful.....

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