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Originally Posted by rpaulg87 View Post
I swapped from a SRT to a GT-500, and I love, though my first "real" manual sports car. My question is, when the R\T getting the 475HP\485HPTQ motor option (same as the lower trim srt) is anyone worried? Then of course comes along the Hellcat, which as a Challenger owner has ALWAYS been talk (as I switched they all kinda hate me now). It's official now and has two fobs just like the Boss 302. And is the first super-charged HEMI ever. The induction from the front head-lamps to me seems CRAZY but makes SO much sense. I know at minimum they are saying 670HP and 670TQ, as it is a heavier car. I do love how they announce it though. 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat - YouTube

It does seem like a complete monster though. Plus the R\T is getting the option of the 6.4l HEMI, and the gorgeous new interior as does the Mustang, but to me, the real deal, is the link above...first s\c HEMI ever and it is, without a doubt, going to be more powerful than the 8.4l VIPER motor. boy do they say it well, I love the end quote. Notice how they totally copied the Boss 302's key fobs.
Big numbers but then those cars have some big heft. I doubt they'll be much of a challenge to their direct competitors (5.0 and GT500) due to sheer mass, unless they've slimmed down somehow. We'll see sooner or later.

But it is good to see them finally getting onboard in the modern horsepower wars. I wish a few more American V8 models would get in on it, but then Camaro, Challenger, Charger, and Mustang might be about all we have left these days, except perhaps Corvette and Viper?
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