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Old 01-28-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Have you guys seen anything? Another thread got me looking into them but the forums don't seem to have anyone actually taking one to the track. They have a 6.4L making 470hp and 470tq. and Most of the mags are getting high 12s-low 13s. Someone is claiming they run 12.1 stock.. i find a full second difference in mag-to personal owner hard to believe. .5, sure... but not that much.

Any thoughts on this?

I'd also like to point out its a 46,000 base price tag compared to the 29,000 base of the 5.0 (but hey, when you want to have an awesome looking car, money is no object right?)
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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unfortunately the pricing is a bit high, but this is racers bench not buyers bench

When I had one for a few days it was a monster but I wasn't able to actually measure just how fast it was other than on my butt dyno. TC on with the auto getting 30% into the throttle would just spin the tires. They have decent rubber stock they just weren't sticking. I think if you put some DRs on it would improve drastically over what the mags got. There is unofficial talk of a mopar blower package that should do about 700hp at 8psi.
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Anyone claiming 12.1 bone stock is a F@%KING Liar!
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Did they get even heavier or something? High 12's to low 13's are pretty bad for a car with 470 hp.
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Challenger is a cruising car, not a strip car.
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Anything can be a strip car. How much you wanna spend?
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Did they get even heavier or something? High 12's to low 13's are pretty bad for a car with 470 hp.
Yeah. They should be faster with another 50hp. The older 6.1's were rated at 13.0 with just 425.
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People have gone high 12s with the "old" 6.1

I can believe mid 12s with a great driver, great conditions, etc. with the new 6.4. But I agree with BB - 12.1 bone stock? el oh el
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The Challenger is still a pig which is why the numbers it's posting are not as "impressive" as you would think. Look at the 07 GT500 you would think a car with 500Hp and nearly 500 TQ would push it C6 territory. Nope, C6 still spanks it. We won't even compare the 2007 GT500 to a ZO6.

Cost is also a factor for some buyers. The Chally is on average 5K more than a comparble Stang or Cheby for no additoinal performance. Lets not even talk about the V6 Chally, what a waste. 2011 and it's still posting 05+ mustang numbers.
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haha.. good ol' youtube arguements... these just make me laugh

the SRT8s is way faster then this- private onwers have ran 12.1s already- insideline ran 12.6 and SRT euan 12.4 . the 6.1s could run 13flat easily. motor trend is just playin sandbag

high 12s my ***. and your so full of it. no stock 5.0 runs better than 12.7 . grease ball- 392s dont run high 12s. 6.1s run high 12s. this car ran 12.4 at 110 . insideline got 12.6 at 112. i cant belive your really quoting 1/4s from a mustang forums. those guys lie so much. you ford fans have no integrity
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