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Last month, "RS" stated that the 426 was slated for the '20 model year, but maybe things have been pushed up.
What FCA will put the 426 in will be interesting. Some of it will probably depend on the number of 426's that can be built at the plant. I'm assuming that they will come from the same plant as the current Hemi's are produced in, so capacity may be an issue, maybe not.
IMO, if they offer it only in the SRT trim to boost the sales of the SRT, they're missing the boat. That said, if the production capacity of the engine is low, they probably will offer it as an SRT trim option only at first. My thoughts are that a lot of folks won't jump on an SRT 426, just because of the 426, and because the pricing difference of the HC vs a 426 SRT trimmed car.
I may be all wet, but the 426 in a Scat Pack trimmed car would sell in far larger numbers. Guess we'll see what happens, and what the pricing structure will be between whatever they put it in, vs the HC pricing.
Granted the performance of the 426 will be more than the 392, but the HC will still out perform it by a pretty good margin.
Bringing the 426 back on the streets is a great marketing move on FCA's part, but we'll see how the marketing department implements it, and that could be very interesting.
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