• Mar 23, 2011
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Lift the hood of a 2011 Dodge Charger R/T and you'll find a powerful 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine bursting at the seams. It's a joyous site that gets better when armed with the knowledge of the Hemi's prodigious power – 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque, to be exact.

But just how accurate are those numbers? The folks over at Inside Line put the Charger R/T to the test on their dyno, and it appears Chrysler may be underplaying its hand. Tests by Inside Line show that the Charger R/T sends 360 hp to the rear wheels at 5,300 RPM, with torque peaking at 393 lb-ft at 4,260 RPM. When you consider that the average drivetrain accounts for a 10 to 15 percent power reduction before its all sent to the wheels, you're looking at a powertrain with a lot more bite than the company brochure cares to admit. Head over to Inside Line to see the official horsepower and torque map.



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm impressed. The charger is the car to have. I think I'd rather have it than a Challenger.
      • 3 Years Ago
      instead of joyous site, perhaps they meant joyous sight?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Huge power.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good, bu the tires look skinny.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy under-rating Batman!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      it was on a dynojet, which notoriously reads high.

      • 3 Years Ago
      The whole weight thing is just a way for those who want to see the Charger as a coupe. It's not anymore overweight than any other performance sedan in it's class.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Inside Line's dyno numbers are always way on the high side. Why Autoblog continues to post this crap is beyond me. I'm still looking for another 2010 GT500 that had 510RWHP stock like their dyno. My 2010 or 2011 GT500 don't...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger are the best American type cars ever made and their going to get even better. Watch Jay's Garage.
      • 3 Years Ago
      @Willute

      Can't argue with you there. But it still bothers me that BMW seems to be the whipping boy for a lot of people. I don't really understand it. Sure, many of BMW's cars are made for the masses, but so are Chevys and Toyotas. The difference, though, is that BMW still makes inspired performance cars. Toyota does not (aside from the hyper expensive LFA). Chevy and Dodge have a few respectable performance cars, but those are in addition to their "mass appeal" vehicles.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I proudly park my 525i right next to my 300c and I LOVE both cars equally.
      • 3 Years Ago
      and the car weighs 200lbs more than the previous year, so big deal lol
      • 3 Years Ago
      4th gear is direct drive. There should be 5-10% losses at most from crankshaft to contact patch.
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