Keep in mind that Chevy has not officially locked down the performance numbers on the LS3 that they are putting it the SS yet. Approximately 415/415 HP/TQ. Under 5s 0 to 60.
If Chevy is going to put it up against the SRT8 as a competitor and it's not matching in the numbers with 415 HP they can always up it before they officially commit to them.
I would imagine that with ~400lb weight difference that an additional 10 to 20 HP will put it even or beyond the SRT8 in straight line and way better in the twisties.
This engine is rated at 430HP in the 2013 Vette. So it's not like Chevy doesn't already have this engine/HP pairing.
2014 Mystic Green Chevy SS
Number 18 of 64 Mystic Green sunroof and spare Built on 10/13/2013
Last edited by TexSS; 03-18-2013 at 03:59 PM.
Reason: More thoughts