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Old 11-30-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Chevy SS vs Charger SRT8 Review up

C+D got a 4.5s 0-60 and 12.9 1/4 mile out of their SS. Not too shabby.
I think that car is growing on me.

http://www.ssforums.com/forum/new-20...rger-srt8.html



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Old 11-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #2
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I like it, I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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I like it, I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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I like it, I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
The SRT tested was $55k. A stripper version Super Bee is $45k. I think the price is ok.

Only when it becomes a 10,000 or more volume car (and made here) will it get cheaper.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:38 PM   #5
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Lol nothing in that review made any sense whatsoever. Anyone else get that feel?
Which part?

This was all I needed to see:

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Largely inspired by the 1997-2003 E39 BMW 5-Series, the SS's chassis is a monument to the sports-sedan fundamentals.
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The SS doesn't have the supercharged pull or the premium price tag of the burly CTS-V, but it feels like the Caddy's equal in refinement and overall quality.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:47 PM   #6
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Posted this in a different thread but will repost here.

As I predicted in June (post 155), the SRT8 is faster in a straight-line but the SS is the better handling car.

About the Dodge...
"The dashboard is as wide as a Ram pickup's, and the pinched windows and high cowl amplify the sense of corpulence."

"The stiff legs unsettle the chassis over sections of road that didn't faze the Chevrolet."

"The Charger is a blunt weapon that feels large and detached in rough use."

"Dodge's inferiority creeps into its cabin like a haze of burnt rubber."

"Overall material quality and refinement fall short of the overachieving Chevy's."

"The SRT8's loud and proud character is true to muscle-car tradition, and that's sufficient for many in the Mopar choir. But the SS is simply the better car in every other measure."
About the Chevy...
"The SS's chassis is a monument to sports-sedan fundamentals."

"The SS's lateral grip bests not only that from GM's last Cadillac CTS-V, but the current Audi S6 and BMW M5 as well."

"The firm brakes feel more responsive managing the lower mass, and the car changes direction more assertively than Dodge's freighter does."

"The Chevrolet is more pleasant to cruise in too, with great seats all around and premium-looking details."

"It [SS] is classier and more reserved in its athleticism, despite its purposeful stance."
---------------Chevrolet SS----------------Charger SRT8

Power-------415HP/415lb-ft-------------470HP/470lb-ft
Weight------3,931lb-----------------------4,371lb
%F/%R------52.6/47.4--------------------54/46
0-60---------4.5sec------------------------4.2sec
1/4mile------12.9@111mph--------------12.6@114mph
70-0---------153ft--------------------------152ft
Skidpad-----0.95g-------------------------0.90g
Slalom-------43.7mph---------------------43.2mph
Price---------$45,770/$45,770----------$47,475/$55,150

The SS won every category: vehicle, powertrain, chassis and experience.

Simply more car for the money than the Dodge.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:08 PM   #7
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This will make all the Chrysler/Fiat fans come out of the woodwork in denial. We'll get the super bee is cheaper, we'll get the straight line performance, we'll get the styling is bland, on and on.

It's just great to see two cars with different answers to a similar question coming from two companies offering alternatives to much higher priced comparisons.
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SS interior is vastly better IMO.

Exterior design is a toss up based on what you want out of a car.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:49 PM   #9
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This will make all the Chrysler/Fiat fans come out of the woodwork in denial. We'll get the super bee is cheaper, we'll get the straight line performance, we'll get the styling is bland, on and on.

It's just great to see two cars with different answers to a similar question coming from two companies offering alternatives to much higher priced comparisons.
Yes, Stew will be here shortly with the following excuses.
1. The SRT core and SuperGay strippers cost less
2. The 392 wasn't broken in yet
3. The 8-speed tranny will change everything
4. The tires on the SRT aren't as sticky
5. The next super-duper track pack will pull 1.05g
6. The LX chassis is about to be updated
7. The Car&Driver reviewers are obviously biased


Anything I missed?
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:08 PM   #10
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Yes, Stew will be here shortly with the following excuses.
1. The SRT core and SuperGay strippers cost less
2. The 392 wasn't broken in yet
3. The 8-speed tranny will change everything
4. The tires on the SRT aren't as sticky
5. The next super-duper track pack will pull 1.05g
6. The LX chassis is about to be updated
7. The Car&Driver reviewers are obviously biased


Anything I missed.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:18 PM   #11
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I was really surprised that the performance numbers were as close as they were between the two. Either that SS was a ringer, or those cars are just fast. I didn't realize that they had dropped 100 lbs or so from the G8.

But the rest of the testing was not close at all. The SS really trounced the SRT...at least according to C+D.

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Old 11-30-2013, 08:33 PM   #12
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:21 PM   #13
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I like it, I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
Yeah, but it's cheaper than the Charger SRT8.

I didn't know the SRT8 was that quick.....0-60 in 4.2 and 1/4 mile in 12.6. All in a large 4-door sedan. Wow! I guess that's where the extra $$$ comes from.
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GM just needs to get them on the road period and Dodge is always good at answering
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