Bought the wife a new ride v.yeahitsgotaHEMI

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  1. XNR

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    '07 Charger R/T


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  2. deusexaethera

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    That's right bitches! His engine has round cylinder heads!

    I'd rather have the Magnum myself. It looks pretty much the same, so no hate there, but I'm a sucker for sport wagons, and Dodge finally built one.
     
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    Very nice, I love the new 20s they offer.
     
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    That interior is horrific!
     
  5. Chris951

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    Current HEMI's have quench so they preserve plugs better than the old enignes. Which makes them not true hemispherical combustion chambers.
     
  6. Yeah, so they aren't really hemis, and their tiny quench areas are surely less effective than a normal combustion chamber design. So, basically they've designed an inferior head and are banking on nostalgia to sell the cars.
     
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    It's just a marketing gimmick to make people think they are buying race motors :mamoru:
     
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    very nice photography
     
  9. XNR

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    Thanks! Never really tried before to make decent pics..

    I like the Magnums myself, but the wife wouldn't go for it.
     
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    It's a Chrysler brand name based on the old engines. It's as stupid as saying the late model LS6 and ZO6 monikers are just marketing gimmicks pulled from classic Chevrolets.
     
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    I'm aware of that. But the reason they advertise "HEMI" is so more people will buy the cars thinking they are super fast race motors.
     
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    I think the modern models are more well known for their own performance now that they have been around a few years. They're not banking on "heritage" anymore.
     
  13. High Voltage

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    actually there not. best marketing scheme ever though!
     
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    Branding is a vital part of selling any product, even cars. When you get a HEMI you expect a powerful V8 and you are getting one.
     
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    nice "hemi"
     
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    It's not very fast in a 4000 pound boat of a car.
     
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    they do sound alright though.
     
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    Nice, but lacking SRT8ness.
     
  19. deusexaethera

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    Aw snap. There goes the fun.

    At least the Magnum has displacement on demand and Mercedes-designed suspension.

    Early 4th-generation VW engines use spark plugs with multiple side-sparking electrodes that put the spark about 1/8" to 1/4" further into the combustion chamber than regular single-electrode center-spark plugs do. I wonder if that would have any positive effect on the engine's performance.

    Besides, who cares how long the plugs last? They're a consumable anyway; I use copper plugs to reduce heat retention in my turbocharged engine, and I have to replace them every 5000 miles. It's not like it's a hard job to do, especially on a longitudinal engine.
     
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  20. High Voltage

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    looks like an avenger to me
     
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    meh.... looks like typical domestic interiors... pretty ugly IMO
     
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    300 some odd horses and a shit load of low end torque from a ~350 cube V8 is plenty fast when you compare it to it's competitors.

    At around $30k what are you looking at? Camrys? Accords? Tauruses? Impalas?

    Name another 340 horse AWD sedan on the market for $35,000

    It may be a marketing gimmick, but the new "hemi" is a solid motor that sounds good and motivates fine.

    Sales on the 300 may be dropping, but the Magnum/300/Charger is one of the few bright spots (sales and performance wise) that Mopar has.

    Even the 6 cylinder models sell, and not just to fleets.

    Money talks, bullshit walks, and in the case of this car it would appear that many americans think the complaints about "it's slow" and "it's not really a hemi" are bullshit.
     
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    Why havent you been banned from all automotive threads yet?
     
  24. art_VW_shark

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    people who are all "ZOMG IMPASTA HEMI" stfu....it's still a powerful OHV v8...
     
  25. Fabian

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    Well I guess Ill fucking put Z28/RS/SS/YENKO badges all over my Z28 then.
     

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