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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Septembers Motor Trend did a Head to Head on the SRT8 Magnum and the Mercedes E55 AMG.
1/4 mile
AMG 12.3 @113.8
SRT8 13.1 @108.2

600ft slalom
AMG 64.8 mph
SRT8 67.1 mph

Lateral Accel.
AMG .84g
SRT8 .90g

60-0
AMG 115?
SRT8 113?

Power
AMG 469hp, 516 lb-ft
SRT8 425 hp, 420 lb-ft

Price as tested
AMG $96,565
SRT8 $43,035

Fuel mileage during test
AMG 13.0 mpg
SRT8 13.8 mpg

Acceleration was the only thing the AMG beat the SRT8 in.

Looks like a bargain at $43000.
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13.1????????

How the hell can 75 CRANK HP produce a car that is 1 second FASTER than a 5.7 HEMI?
 

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That SRT elfin magic?:) SRT uses stronger horses? :)

Remember, it has more than just those horses, and therin lies the fallacy of a "build your own" approach.

Different trans programming
Stiffer suspension
Different rear gearing, and maybe more, they've been vauge about what exactly "upgraded rear differential means"
And of course, more serious rubber

See, this is what folks ignored with the SRT-4, but is central to the SRT "mission statement". They build whole cars, not just cars with more power.
 

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The SRT-8 also has a 3.06 rear gear, and the TCM (edit) was programmed by an AMG engineer (according to the article)
They made mention of how well the SRT-8 launched, which is not the case with the RT.

Another reason for a programmer.
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