I agree that lower compression lends itself better to forced induction. However, there are a few aftermarket folks already installing maggies on the 5.7L and 6.1L motors. GS Motorsport and Hennessey come to mind immediately. Why not the 6.4L? I guess you could argue the reliability of such a high stress motor could be reduced. I can't argue one way or the other on that. I do know the 6.1L has many go fast goodies built into it such as forged internals, sodium-filled valves, etc. One thing hurting the aftermarket on DC's products is the Enigma Machine-style PCM.BlueOval said:Ford and DCX obviously have different approaches to power. Ford makes use of forced induction while DCX doesn't. I like the Ford way - the Shelby is rated (we think) at 475SHP at 8.5 pounds of boost. With a compression ratio of less than 9:1, you can *probably* take that bad boy up to 12 pounds of boost without blinking and I bet that you can go higher than that.
The "Challenger" won't see much but tail end of the Shelby if that's the case.
You can spray the DCX engine of course but that's riskier than a blower to me and the blower is "always on" power while spraying is fleeting at best. The point that I'm trying to make - haha - is that I feel that the Ford approach leaves much more room for HP gain in the aftermarket.... but, we'll see!
That's a good point, and I'm curious to know...How big of tires will be able to fit on the rear? (nice and tucked in of course).PolarBear said:Charger is an automatic too, just imagine the lower times if it was a manual...with the weight of the GT500, I wouldn't get too confident till it runs more and proves those tires can give it a good launch.
Wrong again!!! Charger is more impressively uglier!(front end is not bad,but the sides,4 drs. and the whole rear end,makes this car Fugly)!If you want to say that its impressive for a 4 dr family sedan at 4200lbs having a 13.3 et, than I'll agree to that for what its worth ...............Wrong!! closer to 250 lbs. or so, not 800+!!!MustangSally said:The GT500 is very impressive for what it is designed for... but the Charger, at 4400 lbs., is arguably MORE impressive.
Sure, the GT500 will beat it in most comparisons, but it's 800+ lbs lighter and the back seat (identical to my 06 GT) is just barely big enough for an average person.
Two different cars. Apples to oranges.
You got that right...shelby looks cool,...charger does not!!