The problem SRT has is that it does not have a halo car. That halo car would be a model for technology and then a lot of that technology would filter down to the SRT8 level.
If SRT played in the E63 level then it would be a lot more advanced:
* variable valve timing
* AWD on the Charger SRT8
* Vastly improved suspensions
But the only model more expensive than this is the Viper and that is crude by design. It is not a showplace of technology thus does not benefit the rest of the line.
If Chrysler was still owned by Benz then some of the latest AMG technology could filter down.
As it is, SRT lags behind.
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SRT doesn't compete with Mercedes because they reside in totally different sections of the automotive market. Having a halo car burns a LOT of money that could be spent (or simply saved) elsewhere. Never have I though of SRT as a luxury car like a Mercedes, I think of it as an everyman's muscle car with a few extra options.
Mercedes also gave Chrysler the cheapest plastics and saved the best for there pile of junks. Thats why the interior got a whole lot better once they left. They would never have filtered some of their better stuff to a dodge. Fiat on the other hand is and from what ive been seeing coming out in the newer cars is awesome. Wish I had the money to upgrade to a new srt8 charger but I cant right now still paying for my 06.
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LOL @ Benz filtering stuff down from AMG. You're kidding right?
Adaptable Bilsteins are considered vastly superior to the stuff on your 06, so is the Variable cam timing 6.4L over your 6.1...and if you want AWD, get the Jeep.
Go drive a new one, they are light years better than the last generation cars. Mainly because Mercedes left in 2007!
thank you!!! hit the nail on the head. as the owner of a 2006, i am the first to say that my car is nowhere near what a new charger srt is. hell, my new durango r/t makes my charger look like a rental car.......lol
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Haha, here we go again. I don't put anything from Mercedes or BMW in my consideration with SRT.
I do, however, include used Cadillac CTS-V, used Corvette Z06 and used Mustang GT500 in my selection against the SRT 8 Challenger and Charger.
Maybe you could compare those cars power train wise but even then it's a stretch and SRT8 is not made to compete with those cars either. The closest is the CTS-V because it too is a 4 door 4,000lb beast! The Vette and the GT500 are not even remotely close to a Charger or Challenger in any shape or form.
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MC? Really, who in the 4-50K price range has a full size four door that competes? Who sells an SUV that compares to the JSRT?
You'r comparing apples to oranges. Really. Of course it doesnt have turbos and blowers, thats 70K tech in a full size car. What part of five people in comfort and three bodies in the truck isnt sinking in?
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