And yet you drive a Mini Cooper S?? [paranoid]polizei said:Ah, I thought you meant oldies! Bleh to all the new(old) cars!
Ummm... it usually does. Notice as you move up that lineup of engines in the Dodge, the car gets faster and faster? Yeah, you COULD have a highly tuned version of one of the smaller displacement engines, but odds are it would end up being like the engine in the SVT Focus - quirky and somewhat temperamental, qualities most buyers don't care for in an engine. On the other hand you can simply have a nice large, smooth, unstressed engine that makes easy and reliable horsepower with no fuss.chucksu said:[mad] Its just the american idea that a big engine makes you faster[xx(]
Dont get me wrong, I to dont mind a V8, just not the gas bill at the end of the week. Yes when you break it down that it has 425 in a 372ci engine. Its still over all not a [eek] number. It would be sweet if the engine had 610hp from its 6.1L. With it beeing a V8 it would not need to be a rev happy engine like Lambos, Ferraris & the other 6L V12 engines that put out high HP numbers. I will say over all it could be better, but seeing the price the 30 something year old ppl who buy this, will get it for looks, the charger name & not to many for the performance. Sure you will see a few with a S/C on it pushing over 600hp, but not to many. The biggest thing that kills this charger for me is the slap stick auto, give me a real 5spd please.SVT4ME said:
BTW 6.1 liters = approximately 372 cubic inches. The original 1960s 426 Hemi made the same 425 horsepower, but as the name implied, it was 426 cubic inches. That's a difference of 54 cubic inches or 4/10 of a liter, so they are getting the same power out of a smaller engine. Now, when you take into account that they changed the way horsepower is rated in the early 1970's (it's now measured as net instead of gross), that new Hemi has even more of an edge over the old one.
Oh and you'll like this... my first car was the paragon of American automotive excess: 1977 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. 425 cubic inch (that's 7.0 liters) V8 that got about 7 miles to the gallon, pushing around the largest mass-produced front wheel drive vehicle in the history of automobiles. And it made something like 180 horsepower for all those cubic inches. So frankly we have improved the V8 engine immensely in the last 20 or so years if Chrysler has a 6.1 liter V8 that makes 425 horsepower.
And if I could have that car again as a fun weekend car, I would totally do it. Call me a fat lazy dumb American but I love big V8 engines and cruising around listening to the awesome rumble.
Tha hemi cuda looks like its got a ford front end, chevy back end and dodge doors.Crux said:I like the new Charger. But there are some things that I am not overly fond of. No manual? Yikes. I don't want a sports car that doesn't have a manual gearbox. I don't mind the fact that it's a four door either. I think the interior is pretty sharp.
Now we need a new Camaro. Have you seen the artwork for a potential Hemi Cuda?