Its a good powerful engine that it is in almost everything coming out of Dodge and Chrysler. For the most part the engine block and internals are the same in the 300C, and the Jeep Cherokee. Is the LS1 and LS2, a better engine? Very well maybe, but quanity has a quality all of it own. Is it a really "hemi"? That is debatable. The engine has the potential to be the next "chevy smallblock", meaning if Chrysler plays everything right, this engine will be a very common block that people will start putting in everything for an affordable price. It will be the most produced high horse power engine avalible if it is not already.