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      12-08-2008, 09:37 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by BMWPower06 View Post
"Chrysler LLC’s venerable 5.7L Hemi V-8 returns to the rankings with added refinement, power and variable-valvetrain and induction technology. Its guttural roar and low-end grunt serves double duty this year in the all-new Dodge Challenger R/T and Ram pickup."

hahahaha wow, im sorry, but wow, what exactly did they finally add to this old school engine? Direct Fuel Injection? This thing still has only a Single camshaft and 2 valves per cylinder
There's a reason why the HEMI is on the list. from the old engine, they were able to squeeze another 30hp out of it, while still making it liveable. additionally, Chrysler was able to engineer variable valve timing to the engine. yeah, an OHV engine with Variable Valve Timing AND cylinder deactivation. who cares that it only has two valves? does it get the job done? yeah, it does.

in the Challenger, at least, this combo is good enough for 375hp, 16mpg city/25mpg highway. and pretty decent handling, given the IRS taken from the E-Class.
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