When it's all said and done, I have to wonder if the 6.1 will be considered the most desirable engine to have been offered in our Challengers? The ability to tune, change cam shafts, non VVT or MDS and lack of plastic intake make the 6.1 a very desirable engine IMO. I believe when looking back, it will be viewed as the one to have.
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This is a question, as an owner I feel I have the best, that has been asked since the original "Muscle Cars Days". Each has its own merits and will be Bench Raced for years to come just as the Max Wedges, Six Packs and 426 Hemi has fueled debate and inflated collector car prices from that generation of cars. The effects won't be in place until the end of this era (2016 appears to be the end of the current Hemis). Anything else is pure speculation which is probably your point at this time.
5.7 Hemi Stroked = 392 Hemi = 470 hp (stock config) 6.1 Hemi Stroked = 426 Hemi = 540/590 hp (stock crate config) 6.2 Hemi Supercharged = Game Changer (if and when it happens)
I would agree with you to a degree, lol. Up to this point, it seems to be the easiest and cheapest way to go big. Now that they have figured out the 392, who knows, it's just the beginning for the 392.
2008-2010 SRT's were an especially bad deal when comparing the RT to SRT...you paid $10k more for 35 hp
As an SRT owner you should know that the $10K difference between the R/T and SRT is not just the engine. It's the Brembo brakes, the upgraded suspension, the forged aluminum wheels, the SRT seats, etc.
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