Whether or not there is complaining or not (I believe there is), the object of the OP's post, if I understand it, is the future of SRT, particularly as it affects Chargers.
My point in response was whether turbo or supercharging will price the SRT out of range of the current buyer?
Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. Some want a 36-3800 lb car so that the power to weight is enough to offset the horsepower deficiency. Others want a more powerful engine, either super or turbo charged.
The issue I have with the first premise, is that, with a lower weight, also comes compromises, such as changing the current platforms to a smaller car. One of the reasons I chose a Challenger and, subsequently a Charger, is the size. I do not want a small POS. I am no longer 20 yrs. old, and I have learned power is not everything. I want a car with respectable power and is comfortable as a daily driver or on long trips, that won't break my budget. SRT has that now. Chevy and Ford do not. They are cramped and overpriced.
The issue with the second premise is that the costs will price SRT out of my range. Now, if they'd offer a lower and higher model version, without the sacrifice of the bells and whistles, not in the way they did with the Superbee, I'm all ears. However, the past track record does not support that, it's either all or nothing as far as content goes. I did not buy a Superbee for that reason.
What I'd like to know, is of the people here advocating a more expensive supercharged or turbocharged car, that would most llikely be in the $60,000 plus range; how many could actually afford such a car. I, for one, cannot. I do not really care if a GT500 has 660 hp and an SRT only has 470. Where can one use that much hp on the street? It's all about bragging rights, that I do not care about.
I have a feeling there are many other BUYERS that have the same opinion, as I. Further, there ARE a whole lot of bench racers that whine and complain and neither have the means or the intent of following up on their wishes, just so they can go to a bar or whatever and boast that SRT is the king, even though they don't have one, or have an outdated one. I sincerely hope, no one at Chrysler, Dodge, SRT listens to these types, because they are the ones that cry the loudest with no intent of buying anyways.If that was not the case, they'd already have a Viper or that CTS-V, etc, I keep on hearing is so great. I like what the current offering is, and it's something I can afford. Neither Ford or Chevy is offering anything close, in the price and class range. JMHO Tom