If 470 horsepower is fun, 570 raging stallions can be positively evil. Rumor has it that Chrysler thinks so too, and the automaker plans to unveil an optional tier of SRT vehicles with upgraded powerplants. Later in the year, the Dodge Charger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8 will reportedly be available with an Eaton-sourced supercharger that will up output to somewhere in the 540-570-horsepower range.

The option (which could possibly come in kit form to be installed at the dealer) will be offered on 2013 model year cars, and, if the rumor holds true, it comes with another upgraded feature to help meter out the extra go-fast energy. Chrysler will fit the four door sports cars with an eight-speed automatic transmission. We sure hope this all pans out.

Currently, this super extra only applies to the SRT vehicles riding on the LX platform. That means the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 isn't slated to get the upgrade. The Dodge Challenger rides on a modified LX platform known as the LC, but rumor has it the power boost will be available for that model as well.


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      Andy Drake
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chrysler keeps on impressing me. If the 6.4 is underrated just imagine what these engines are really putting out.
        kcroc10077
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andy Drake
        Nothing impressive about it. In fact its one of the easiest things to do. How 'bout improved suspension tuning, weight reduction, or doing something, anything with those Flintstone's interiors. I'm glad Chrysler/Dodge is getting back in the game but it takes a bit more than bolting on a blower.
          Emilio
          • 3 Years Ago
          @kcroc10077
          Flintstone's interiors? Dude, go check one out for yourself. Flintstone MY ASS!!!!
          diablo000
          • 3 Years Ago
          @kcroc10077
          I agree, I am very much NOT a Chrysler/Dodge guy, but those new interiors are fantastic.
      Allen Aventador
      • 3 Years Ago
      They better put this option on the Challenger with the 6-speed manual :)))
      lostboyz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Excuse me while I find a change of pants
      Trekologist
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm thinking this is mainly due to the fact that everyone is comparing the SRTs to the CTS-V. If this is true, then Chrysler is gonna need some wider tires on those. And I very well might have to empty my savings for one of those.
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hell yeah!
      tritonstrategies
      • 3 Years Ago
      (Puts checkbook back in pocket for a while)
      oRenj9
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's hope they manage to squeeze some meatier tires on the supercharged models. You're not going to win many races when all you're doing is burning rubber. This would make for a great mid-life crisis car though :).
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @oRenj9
        I was apalled when I first heard the 4400lb Challenger SRT8 392 has relatively skinny 245's on all four, and all other srt8 models save the Cherokee also have 245's. 470hp and tq absolutely vaporizes the stock tyres given the chance, 570 will cause the rear tyres to simply pack up their bags and go on strike against such abuse, please Chrysler put some sticky fat rubbers on!
          ExoPlanet
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          Weighs 4170 there bud.
          Kevin Kline
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          It actually does pretty good traction wise, other than (traction ctrl off) chirping second and third on the 6 spd :) Unless of course you are speaking of launching the car with the traction off?
          jeepmover
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          We can't do a burnout at every light..'round here. Save it for the right times. And you know they will!
      mikemaj82
      • 3 Years Ago
      yea, add 100hp, and also 500lbs. pointless.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        Who says they aren't going to put the cars on a diet?
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      why doesn't that POS nissan race this monster instead of an SUV...I want to see how that japanese krap would perform with the Chrysler SRT8...will be a no contest, even the Jeep almost beat that nissan, LOL
        WindsWilling
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carfan
        Yeah, wonder what the SRT8 would do around the Ring compared to the GT-R. People should at least compared cars for what their purpose is, any "carfan" would really know this. But people like to target the GT-R because of how much focus and attention, not to mention accolades it gets (which it deserves).
        Reply
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carfan
        if you watch the video again. the nissan had 550 hp and the jeep had 640 hp. They would both smoke this car dumbass
          carfan
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Reply
          if you wouldn't be such an idiot and if your mother would have sent you to school to read, you would see that this car has has up to 570 horses, you horsesass
          diablo000
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Reply
          @Carfan - Yeah, this Charger has up to 20hp more, but it also has to deal with something like 500LBS more weight. Win would still go to that GT-R. And especially when bends were introduced.
        jksss
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carfan
        I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CoolCent. com
      Josh
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really Chrysler? MORE upmarket? MORE CAFE-killing cars? Why don't you work on making a real small car, a real sedan, and a sport coupe for real people first - and then create gas-guzzler-tax-incentive-laden-leftovers.
        donnieorama
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Josh
        I've gotta agree. The 200 needs to be completely replaced. So does the Caliber.
          Emilio
          • 3 Years Ago
          @donnieorama
          And donnieorama, the 200 is getting replaced with a totally new one. How does a 9-speed 4-cylinder sound? The Caliber life ends in August. With a much improved 40 mpg rating.
      MAX
      • 3 Years Ago
      Marchionne Motors, the most exciting car company on the planet, now with supercharged HEMI's and 8 speeds. What's Ford's answer to this? They say Ford engineers call the HEMI, the hemorrhoid because the pains in the ass it causes them. The Korean copyists answer?
        oRenj9
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MAX
        Ford really doesn't need an answer to this. These kind of cars sell in such low volume that they would be throwing money at table scraps.
        Christopher Meyer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MAX
        Considering Ford Racing's whipple kit on the comparitively tiny Ti-VCT 5.0l is rated at 600 hp, I doubt Ford cares. And since the CTS-V is a few very inexpensive bolt on's from handily eclipsing the big 6-oh as well, I wouldn't be worrying too much there either.
          AcidTonic
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Christopher Meyer
          The same 5.0's that have ticking and premature engine failure left and right? The one where Ford decided to void warranties over exhaust and tune cars when they popped motors instead of investigating why a tune + exhaust motor is breaking in the first place? People with stock vehicles are having ticking problems and Ford's solution is a thick tar-like oil in your 35K ride? No thanks..... Ford screwed up this lineup. I wanted a 5.0 to mod and enjoy, but even stock they are failing...... Why would I buy one?
          Emilio
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Christopher Meyer
          @Christopher Meyer, that is true. But these upgrades from Chrysler, will be getting better mpg then those engines your talking about.
          Justin
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Christopher Meyer
          The 5.0 isn't really that tiny. It trades displacement for DOHC.
          Christopher Meyer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Christopher Meyer
          @ acidtonic: lol, way to be highly misinformed. there have been a very few cars over the country having problems, and they all happen to have aftermarket tunes which pushed the air/fuel ratios way too lean for a performance tune. People did the same thing with the 2003/2004 Cobra's at first, and you'd be a fool to call the supercharged cobra engine anything but excellent. When you're running that close to the edge, one bad tank of gas and going WOT could end you. On ANY performance engine. Maybe you should research into the problem instead of picking up every piece of interweb hearsay. It's interesting how the big name shops that have an excellent reputation within the Ford community are abusing the hell out of these engines with no problems whatsoever... @Justin: Note I said "comparatively."
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