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480 HP 6.4 HEMI on the way from Chrysler?

Posted in Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, General, Mustang, Newsworthy by MrAngry | June 29th, 2010 | 5 Responses |

2011 Dodge Challenger

Back in 2006 when Chrysler first released their line of SRT-8 vehicles the 6.1L HEMI was a big deal. It made 425hp and 420 lb-ft torque, still good numbers but not compared to what’s been coming out from some other manufacturers recently. For example, the Ford GT500 Shelby Mustang makes 550 hp, the Camaro SS 426 hp and don’t even get me started about the 500 + hp BMW’s and Mercedes. For this reason alone Chrysler needs to step up their game if they still want to be taken seriously from an enthusiasts point of view. It’s now 2010 and with the release of the upcoming 2011 Dodge Charger just a few months away, people are getting very antsy to know what’s going to be under the bonnet. For months we’ve been hearing rumors of the 6.4L HEMI but as of yet there are only whisperings of how much power it will actually make.

6.4 Liter Hemi

According to Allpar.com though the new HEMI is said to be packing in the neighborhood of 480 hp and 460 lb-ft torque. And while these numbers are indeed good ones I can’t help but wonder if they’re going to be enough to fend off the competition. Remember that the Charger, Challenger and Chrysler 300 are all big cars that weigh almost 4000 lbs. a pop, so even with 480 hp under the hood, those new HEMI’s will be working to get those cars moving. My hope is that Chrysler decides to surprise us all and releases the new HEMI with 500 + hp. They do that and they’ll have customers flocking to showrooms to check out the new SRT-8’s.

Source: Allpar.com

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5 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    Instead of trying to build an engine powerful enough to move their behemoth cars, why not lighten the weight of the cars? Or better yet, build the engines to move their behemoths AND STILL lighten the cars?

  2. Set says:

    Or, best yet, ditch the out-dated hemi engines with their measley two valves and develop an engine design that’s appropriate for this century, and then lighten the car. I know it’s “cool” to say “It’s a hemi!” But really, it needs to go.

  3. Cars says:

    I think much better if you have it both Light Car and A Strong Engine but make sure it safe!

  4. Ricky Canuck says:

    i own a 2010 chally b5blue srt8 auto.dont know weather to supercharge mine or go to the 2011 6.4
    opinions please!

  5. eric "the great" says:

    Ricky, it is going to be hard to get rid of your 2010 chally once the 2011 6.4 comes out. i say go to the 2011 6.4 and supercharge that! we are talking 600+hp! and probably about 600lbs. of torque! lets say the new 6.4 hemi comes in at 500hp. then supercharge it. 135hp supercharger. that’s 635hp! but if you want to settle for what you got and supercharge it, you still good at about 560hp!(425hp+135hp).