Will Dodge try to beat Ford's 662 horsepower in the Shelby GT500? Considering they are coming late to the party they really should aim to surpass Ford. Isn't that what this game is all about? Dodge may be holding off on announcing the output for the very reason of wanting to 'top' their competition and to see if Ford bumps output with the new Mustang.
So we do not know exactly what the output is but here is what we do know. The pistons and rods are forged along with the crankshaft. The blower is a twin screw unit not a roots unit which means the stock blower should be pretty efficient when boost is bumped.
This is the most powerful motor Chrysler has ever produced despite Chrysler not announcing the output. They clearly are serious about the power and torque output considering the quality of the internal components, the blower, and that they beefed up the block for boost.
It is going to be interesting to see what else they put this engine in and what the final power figure will be. What we do know is that Dodge is showing some swagger and catering to the enthusiast market. We like that. A lot.