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Hot Rod Says Mopar Can't Compete!

On page 63 of The New Hot Rod Mag, it states that 'Mopar Guys are Delusional", if they think that we will be able to compete with the ZL1, and New GT 500. What have you to say Mr Giles?
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On page 63 of The New Hot Rod Mag, it states that 'Mopar Guys are Delusional", if they think that we will be able to compete with the ZL1, and New GT 500. What have you to say Mr Giles?
Probably not much seeing his balls are tightly held by fiat....lets just hope they build the new cuda from the ground up and throw everything they got at it when it comes to technology and performance on a light weight platform...the zl1 is easy. Its the gt500 that will be the issue...
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Well, Fiat first locks the PCM's on street cars, then pulls the plug on NASCAR.

Looks like they don't want MOPAR to compete anywhere................just the Ferrari brand???


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It could be true. Mopar gives us "stay tuned" while Ford has been upping the HP in the GT500 every two years and Chevy has had the LS9 and LSA engines putting out 600+ and 550+. Both are way ahead in forced induction technology and have bigger R&D budgets. Mopar blew the R&D $ they had on the Viper - and its possible the Viper will be the king of the super car hill when it comes to turning lap times at the Nurburgring. My impression is Ford and Chevy will have already bested their current offerings by the time Mopar comes out with something in the performance sedan market.
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I'd say HotRod is SPOT ON....

There is NO HOPE for us from the factory, it seems they just don't give a **** about Challenger owners. We will probably see a Dart SRT4 before we will see a Superchargerd Hemi.

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from my perspective they are not trying to compete (In the high performance sedan market) so the magazine article is probably right

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No matter how "good" looking it is, it doesn't change the absolute and utter lack of support that we get from Ma Mopar. Ford and Chevy both have catalogs full of parts for their respective rides. Mopar used to be the #1 go to for factory engineered and tested parts but since the lock down, no support for us!

I love my car, but that doesn't change the mindset of the current administration!
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