In recent years, muscle car fans are having the time of their lives while they kick back and watch the Big 3 go at an outstanding horsepower war. Of course Dodge, unlike Ford and Chevrolet, has refrained from offering anything north of 550-hp… until now.
Sources inside Dodge say that the newly-formed SRT brand is working on a factory option supercharger for the new Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger that will boost output from the 6.4 liter HEMI V8 to as high as 570-hp.
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Insiders says that the twin-screw supercharger kit will be available for order as a factory part sometime in late 2012 for the 2013 model year Challenger and Charger.
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Refresher: Power for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 comes from a 6.4 liter HEMI V8 making 470-hp and 470 lb-ft of torque - 45 more horsepower and 50 more lb-ft of torque than the outgoing model. Mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters as standard, the 2012 Charger SRT8 goes from 0 to 60 mph in the high 4 second range with a top speed of 175 mph. It can run the quarter mile in the high 12-second range. Prices start at $46,660.
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- By: Omar Rana
Source: Motor Authority