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Just wondering how bad of a hit you took and if it was worth it. My 2010 R/T Classic has 1,000 miles on it now, and I finally got on it just a little, never revved beyond 4,000 rpm, and I did not floor it yet. It was quick, but I am pretty sure my 1992 Dodge Stealth Twin Turbo could hang with it as well as a 05-09 Mustang GT. A 5.0 and SS would destroy it since I've driven both but would never buy them for obvious reasons. With that said, I am just wondering how much "faster" the 392 feels compared to the 5.7 to the 6.1. When I drove the 6.1, I thought it should've been faster with how hyped it was. That's why I didn't spend the extra 7 grand to get one. I was only really impressed once the auto transmission dropped down and brought the revs in the 5-6k rpm neighborhood in that car. Obviously, the brakes and seats were awesome. Luckily, I got a great deal on my leftover R/T unlike many who bought them last year and jumped because of the color - Hemi Orange. I figure conservatively speaking, it will cost me between 13-15 large to upgrade for what I'd get for my car. That is doing it in the near future. If I wait for them to discount the 2011 inventory like the 2010s, I may be in even better shape. That is if they don't come out with more colors for 2012. I'd probably go Redline or Black leftover or even an I/E. I owe 20K on my car and paid $33,400 out the door. Gotta love Illinois taxes! I am not into modding, so I would not sink the extra money into an R/T to try to make it perform like a 392. In the end, I'd still have an R/T with a bunch of money in it I'd never see again. I am figuring the 392 may the last of the Challengers since these cars do not seem to be selling much anymore. I'd like to get one while I still can before other life forces prevent me from doing so.