I’m loving my ‘22 but as we’ve both owned the same cars (‘14 GT500 and Hellcat A8) be prepared for the ‘22 to feel soft also. Not 350 soft just softer than previous rides.The biggest draw to the 19 and 20 350's is the predator block. If memory serves me correctly all it is, is the head bolts are a little longer to accommodate the blower pressure of the GT500. The later build 18 models received new ring and piston packs. I personally wouldn't be looking at anything prior to a later build 18 model. Some late 18's - 19's had a shifter recall to be aware of. Build QC for 19 was hit and miss. Seen more than 1 R arrive at the dealer without the R wing and rear seat delete panel installed.
And yes, putting around town is as boring as any other car except for that Voodoo motor singing. Ordinary low end TQ. The Voodoo starts to wake up at 4k. I had a later build 18 R. Great car but I've also had two SC'd cars. A 14 GT500 and a 16 HC Challenger A8. Neither of those cars could handle like the R but I did miss the power of the HC. So I've got a 22 GT500 on the way. More handling than any previous GT500 and still have the power.
I’m loving my ‘22 but as we’ve both owned the same cars (‘14 GT500 and Hellcat A8) be prepared for the ‘22 to feel soft also. Not 350 soft just softer than previous rides.
After a ride in my tuners ‘21 with just very basic mods (headers, injectors, upper pulley) and 830rwhp on 93/Boostane just know it’s an easy fix.
I got in late last night and the weather was perfect (low 60s) and pulling the left paddle to command a second gear downshift from a 45-50mg roll and going WOT til 7500rpm made my brother (his first time in the car with me driving fast) a believer.
So I’m not saying the current 500 is slow by any means, it’s just got a higher power band than the 5.8/6.2 cars.
Are you willing to tune your incoming 500?