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YOU SOB!!! How can I justify building a house when this car might be available???
 

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Hey, I dont make these things, I just find the info. And you could probably build a very nice addition for what this wil cost. If it's not +65K, I will be shocked.
 

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I am sure it will be $65k.......so I must build a garage not a house
 

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I'm guessing $70k+



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Damn..if there's such a thing as sinning by looking lustfully at a car...I'm guilty of it.

So...................will they admit actual real hp or numbers for insurance.........
 

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I wonder if you can insure it at the black key rate? :)

The media is saying 600+HP confirmed, in a very matter-of-fact way. Let's hope the red key truly unlocks that.
 

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The driver's side parking lamp was deleted to enable an Air Catcher cold-air intake, helping the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® deliver 'class-by-itself' horsepower and torque.
- Mark Trostle, Head of Design for SRT, Mopar and Motorsports


Nice.
 

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Sooooooooo much freaking want.

So was it a rumor they were only making a limited number of these for one year? I hope not. They could make piles of money by continually making that beauty.
 

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Lol! It's a sign!

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So...................will they admit actual real hp or numbers for insurance.........


To the best of my knowledge, the "understating" of horsepower numbers, these days anyway, is not done for insurance reason, but rather PR reasons. There were a few well documented cases where car companies did not deliver advertised power levels, and in both cases, the consumer backlash was huge, as were the repair bills to fix the problems.

Mazda had to offer buybacks on one car, and Ford had to spend millions refitting some Cobras with a different intake and exhaust. Both innocent mistakes, really, the power numbers that were advertised were taken from early testing, and then changes were made, but nobody updated the numbers. Now that consumers have easy access to dynos, and the web to compare notes, this sort of thing can blow up in your face pretty easy.

Back when folks were first discovering that the SRT-4s generally speaking, delivered the factory rated crank power at the wheels, there was much hulaballo. Cant recall if it was a chat session or the one talk I had with an SRT engineer, but the reason the team gave us then made sense.

Rather than face a PR debacle of such proportions, SRT decide to take no chances at all. So while other makers, and even normal models within Chrysler, used "standard day", meaning average conditions of say 70 degrees, and average humidity and sea level atmospherics to "test for score", SRT went high and right.

Crappiest 91 octane pump fuel they could get, temps like Death Valley, altitudes like Denver, worst case scenario. That way, no customer would ever see power levels less than advertised. This effect is more noticeable on turbo cars, since it can control the boost to vary power levels more widely.
 

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That's the 6.4 SRT, not the Hellcat.

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485 HP is for the 392 engine in the current SRT's. ;)

This is a sharp-looking car. It will be interesting to see real-world reviews and results once it's out in the wild. :)

O K, S o m y t y p i n g i s s l o w t o d a y.
 

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Poor Jim. Corrected three times.

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