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Badd Azz!

This is the post from the guy driving a Mercury Maurader who took the pic:

"I saw this yesterday on I-696.it has a manufactor plate and a deeper growl and those black rims.Just another Dodge to me."

 

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Notice the larger exhaust......
 

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its possible that this is just a 300c with some aftermarket goodies.
 

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I loved living in Detroit, you would see cars in all sorts of configurartions before they came out...sometimes you'd get lucky and see Europe or Japan only models in town for "bechmarking" and reverse engineering. You see them all the time if you're looking.
 

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Expect a Gas Guzzler Tax (GGT) on this one. I read that the 6.1 liter Hemi will not have MDS and shut down to 4 cylinders.

If so, there would not be a GGT on the Magnum SRT-8 because it is classified as a truck.

Here are the GGT for Mercedes cars:

2005 C55 AMG - 367HP - $1,300
2005 E55 AMG - 469HP - $1,700
2005 SL55 AMG - 493HP - $2,100
2005 SL600 - 493HP - $2,600
2005 S600 - 493HP - $3,000

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BMW 760iL - 438HP $1,300
 

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Still, priced around $45K - the 300 SRT-8 oughta give my local Cadillac dealer fits. CTS/STS-Vs indeed! :D
 

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E55 KEV said:
Expect a Gas Guzzler Tax (GGT) on this one. I read that the 6.1 liter Hemi will not have MDS and shut down to 4 cylinders.

If so, there would not be a GGT on the Magnum SRT-8 because it is classified as a truck.

Here are the GGT for Mercedes cars:

2005 C55 AMG - 367HP - $1,300
2005 E55 AMG - 469HP - $1,700
2005 SL55 AMG - 493HP - $2,100
2005 SL600 - 493HP - $2,600
2005 S600 - 493HP - $3,000

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BMW 760iL - 438HP $1,300
Agreed, but with this type of vehicle the owners are particular people (usually) who have the $$$ to purchase, operate, insure, and maintain transportation of this type with little concern for a couple thousand dollars....and even if they do notice this tax, it is often considered part of the price of their fun. I don't see it as a deterrent.
 

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The only problem I see is when someone spends 45K plus they want distinction. That was the problem with the cimmron, Lincoln versile. If you can't tell the 45K version from the 24K version those in that price range tend to shy away. I know you can tell once you give it the gas but that's not the point. At 38-39k you don't have those problems. Go after the Caddy or Lincoln buyer and you do. This isn't a slam just years of marketing and product identity research.
 

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I heard the front will be distinctive and will have 20" wheels. SRT interiors are veryt sporty with the Black Leather and Suede seats with SRT logos. Many people or just average people can't tell the difference in Mercedes AMG or BMW M cars over the standard ones either. But the enthusiats like us know the difference. :D
 
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