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Old 02-29-2004, 09:30 PM   #1
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Hey all,

Anyone heard about the Chrysler 300C, it will be packing the 5.7 V8 Hemi, with 340hp.
I'm really afraid that our V8 Northstar in our new GXP won't be able to keep up with it.

http://www.chrysler.com/300series/in...ge&type=promo2

From what I can see online it looks like it'* just about to be released.
Any idea if GM is planning to beef up the Northstar any?
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Both great engines. The HEMI does put out more power, but it wouldn't be hard for Cadillac to beef up their engine to make more power.
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Its really classy and hauls a LOT of ***, but hate that grille.

To bad the tranny will blow up after 60 000 miles...lol

Looks really heavy tho
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I think putting the V8 back in the Bonnie was a step in the right direction for GM.
I mean Ford brought back the Marauder with 300hp a few years ago, and it'* taken a few for Pontiac to bring the Bonnie upto that level. Now that Chrysler has raised the bar again (340hp) I'm wondering how long til GM/Pontiac catches up.

Now what I'm talking about here is big powerful engines in big American mid range luxary cars. We all know Caddies and Lincoln'* have had nice big engines for years.
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I don't think GM will do anything to the engine. They have an advantage here. Their engine is much smaller (4.6L as opposed to the 5.7L hemi), so it should get better gas mileage (although I don't know for sure if it does). I definately do not think they will try to bring the power ratings up to the Hemi'* level with the Northstar because it is short 1.1L, they have nothing to prove there. They may decide to go up to the 300hp northstar, but thats about it if anything.

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Can't really compare the two, isn't that sucker RWD and the bonnie FWD?

I'm noticing JIM W not talk about the engines at all.... Silly shortstar owners...
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If yer lucky I will let you experience a V8 Northstar for yourself. It seems to love 3C weather....ie tonight thats what we are expecting next week

Hemi-be-damned I say.
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Can't really compare the two, isn't that sucker RWD and the bonnie FWD?

I'm noticing JIM W not talk about the engines at all.... Silly shortstar owners...
I thought our GXP was RWD..... hrm...
I just took a brief look at the Pontiac.com site, 275hp V8, 0-60 in 6.5sec.. but no mention of RWD or FWD.

The specs for the 300C are 0-60 in 6.3sec so that car must weigh a bloody ton
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That'* why theres a HEMI in there. THey gotta move the beast.
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5.7L just seems absurd to me for a CAR!

And yeah, that 300 and the Maurauder (sp?) both look verrrrry heavy...
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