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After 2 short months, goodbye RT...
...and hello SRT8!
At the end of February of this year, I traded in my F-150 for my Challenger RT. I immediately got the tuner bug and compiled a list of everything I needed to do to my RT to make it a beast (some may remember my thread fishing for advice on how to push over 500 HP on the stock motor. . .) And everything I wanted to do totaled up to more than what an SRT8 Core would cost. . . and I'd be playing catch up with modded SRT8's and everything else under the sun for all eternity.
So yesterday, I drove onto a Chrysler lot with my wife to look at Durangos (looking at possible kid-mobiles for the future) and I saw they had just received 4 SRT-8 Cores. I test drove one, and it was over from there. Even my wife didn't want the RT anymore.
After a day and a half of deliberating, hard negotiating, walking out of the dealership a handful of times, and being chased down, I pulled the trigger on a black SRT-8 Core this afternoon.
All I have to say is, everyone who has said they can't tell the difference between an RT and an SRT8 on a test drive alone isn't fit to operate a performance vehicle. The SRT8 is an absolute beast in every way imaginable, and smokes the RT from top to bottom. The only thing they share is their appearance. Lovin' it. Das ende.