Originally Posted by robpp
its prolly eaten up by parasitic loss to the 4wd.
even though you outweigh the challenger by 1/2 a ton i bet 0-100 you beat him. the 4wd will allow you a perfect no-spin launch. he nails it it takes a bit to stop spinning....you win.
its the same with srt8s. 1/4 mile bone stock the jeep wins hands down over any other bone stock srt8!
Not sure any of this post makes sense.
The rated output is not whp, so no parasitic loss applies. Most likely the difference is due to a different, more aggressive tune.
On every non-4wd vehicle, getting the launch down shouldn't be an issue after spending a little time with the car, unless you can't drive worth a lick.