The Challenger has only had a little bit of weight gain, but the WK2 platform has ballooned by 300#! So with the added power of the 392, all of the LX platform cars have enjoyed a healthy drop in ETs, while the Jeep has fallen back by a couple of tenths.
Imagine if the 392 was dropped into the WK! Low 12s would be the norm. They could've done it for the '11 model year, but it would have embarrassed the WK2 so badly it would have been humiliating.
This is the second post I've heard about the newer Challengers being heavier that the older ones. Is it the 392 that's heavier, the new steering wheels or what? Guess I just haven't kept up with any significant changes that would make the newer cars heavier.
Certainly, the Jeep SRT8's would be heavier than the Challengers...not sure by how much...
'11 Challenger SRT8 392 Auto, Billet Metallic Other Cars:
-1983 Camaro Z28 Magnacharged 408
-1990 Cavalier Z24 3.1 All stock, 154K miles
-2000 S-10 4WD 4.3 V6
The 6.1 Jeeps are very quick, I would not call them fast though. As has been stated, they can 1.79 60 foot, and that's impressive, but their trap speed through the 1/8 mile clearly shows they will get run down pretty bad by any of the other SRT8s.
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You guys have to remember the wt diff in both WK1 and WK2 JEEP vs the CHALLENGER. Heres the SHIPPING wt diff in the jeeps and challengers.
6.1 WK1 JEEP 4697 LBS hp/w ratio 11.18
6.4 WK2 JEEP 5311 LBS hp/w ratio 11.30
6.4 CHALLENGER 4117 LBS hp/w ratio 8.76
Its really hard to even match the jeeps against the challengers as the wt differs so much.
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