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  • OverclockN'
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    Aren't all the Hellcats and Redeyes equipped with the AC cooling the intake charge, line lock, suspension launch adjustments, and trans brake stuff too for drag racing? I know the Demon had it for sure, and my buddies Challenger 1320 Edition has it all as well.

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  • Shadowless
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    Originally posted by Greasy View Post
    Hell yeah it is. Everyone else, "You need a turbo 4 cyl or 6cyl. Dodge, "You really want a big ass v8 with a super charger"! Fast is cool, but the sound those things make is a huge part of the experience IMO. I'm going to miss it once we're zipping around in EVs that are silent.
    Was at the Dodge dealer yesterday getting my gf's Charger serviced and someone pulled a new Redeye out front and just listening to that thing idle gave me a boner. They are the best sounding sedans, ever.

    Originally posted by Greasy View Post
    Agreed. The hellcat is and will always be one of the most affordable ways to buy a 700+ HP car. Haters gonna hate...
    Redeye is 787HP with a 305 section tire and a factory warranty, that's amazing.

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  • huskylord
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    Join us....together we can rule the galaxy!

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  • Clockwork
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    Originally posted by Exposed View Post
    So basically I'm waiting this market out until it gets sane again. When that happens I'll probably get an electric vehicle. For drag racing even a model 3 performance is putting ICE cars to shame but I'm going to get some variant of the Model S when the time comes, which hopefully will be Summer 2022.
    Woohoo! Electric boogaloo!

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  • Exposed
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    Originally posted by OverclockN' View Post
    Yeah, he had a Hellcat Charger I think. Then sold it and got a new Mustang GT he was making fast.

    Calling the Hellcat garbage is a bit silly. It's awesome that Dodge created the Hellcat lineup. Who cares if it couldn't turn well. That wasn't the point of the car. It made no excuses for what it was. My brother hates them too, always saying the argument he makes is that it's fine in a straight line until the first turn comes up. Well, it's a drag car. It's for people who like muscle cars and want to drag race.
    I don't even have the Mustang GT anymore. Traded that in for my wife's new car, a Mazda CX-5.

    My plan was to get a new performance car, but the used car market took a steep incline. Used cars are worth more than new cars which is absurd. New cars are suffering chip shortages and thus have huge markups on their own.

    So basically I'm waiting this market out until it gets sane again. When that happens I'll probably get an electric vehicle. For drag racing even a model 3 performance is putting ICE cars to shame but I'm going to get some variant of the Model S when the time comes, which hopefully will be Summer 2022.

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  • Greasy
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    Originally posted by OverclockN' View Post
    You can say the same about any 100% modified, stripped down chassis car built specifically to do one thing only. But, in the real world, it actually is just a normal production car for folks who like to drag race. It doesn't need to be an ultra stripped down, modified chassis to be called such a thing. That's just haters hating.
    Agreed. The hellcat is and will always be one of the most affordable ways to buy a 700+ HP car. Haters gonna hate...

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  • OverclockN'
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    Originally posted by Elysian View Post
    It's true though. The amount of weight the Hellcat carries is pretty significant compared to a proper stripped down caged drag car.
    You can say the same about any 100% modified, stripped down chassis car built specifically to do one thing only. But, in the real world, it actually is just a normal production car for folks who like to drag race. It doesn't need to be an ultra stripped down, modified chassis to be called such a thing. That's just haters hating.

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  • Elysian
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    Originally posted by acroig View Post
    , harsh but funny.
    It's true though. The amount of weight the Hellcat carries is pretty significant compared to a proper stripped down caged drag car.

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  • Lazy8s
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    Originally posted by OverclockN' View Post
    Yeah, he had a Hellcat Charger I think. Then sold it and got a new Mustang GT he was making fast.

    Calling the Hellcat garbage is a bit silly. It's awesome that Dodge created the Hellcat lineup. Who cares if it couldn't turn well. That wasn't the point of the car. It made no excuses for what it was. My brother hates them too, always saying the argument he makes is that it's fine in a straight line until the first turn comes up. Well, it's a drag car. It's for people who like muscle cars and want to drag race.
    Show your brother this
    https://youtu.be/W9eLpH513po

    I love the Hellcat, but it’s part of a niche market that I’m not paying to get into lol.

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  • acroig
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    Originally posted by Elysian View Post
    It's a drag car for people who want to cosplay as drag racers.
    , harsh but funny.

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  • Elysian
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    Originally posted by OverclockN' View Post
    Yeah, he had a Hellcat Charger I think. Then sold it and got a new Mustang GT he was making fast.

    Calling the Hellcat garbage is a bit silly. It's awesome that Dodge created the Hellcat lineup. Who cares if it couldn't turn well. That wasn't the point of the car. It made no excuses for what it was. My brother hates them too, always saying the argument he makes is that it's fine in a straight line until the first turn comes up. Well, it's a drag car. It's for people who like muscle cars and want to drag race.
    It's a drag car for people who want to cosplay as drag racers.

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  • OverclockN'
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    Originally posted by Lazy8s View Post
    I think Exposed had a Hellcat. Iirc he posted some videos at the track with it.
    Yeah, he had a Hellcat Charger I think. Then sold it and got a new Mustang GT he was making fast.

    Calling the Hellcat garbage is a bit silly. It's awesome that Dodge created the Hellcat lineup. Who cares if it couldn't turn well. That wasn't the point of the car. It made no excuses for what it was. My brother hates them too, always saying the argument he makes is that it's fine in a straight line until the first turn comes up. Well, it's a drag car. It's for people who like muscle cars and want to drag race.

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  • Sasquach
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    Originally posted by Exposed View Post
    I haven't seen it either. Don't even know if that movie is out (have no interest in seeing it). But it's not likely to be something remotely similar to what will be released in 2024, probably just some kind of riced up concept made just for this movie.
    the movie has been out for a few months already lol (june 25)

    Not even sure if the article was real or not (it was dated april 1) so i wasnt sure if the whole 2000hp electric charger was a joke or not in that article.

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  • Trunks0
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    Could always do an electric OP verion and call it something like "ThunderCat"

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  • Exposed
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    Originally posted by Sasquach View Post
    I havent seen F9 yet...was the 2000hp electric charger in it?
    I haven't seen it either. Don't even know if that movie is out (have no interest in seeing it). But it's not likely to be something remotely similar to what will be released in 2024, probably just some kind of riced up concept made just for this movie.

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  • Sasquach
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    Originally posted by Exposed View Post
    I see it more as an evolution.

    The Charger is not going away, it will remain in 2024 as an electric version on the new platform. It's also going to be faster than the current Tesla Model S Plaid, or so Dodge claims.

    We'll even see a purpose built concept car in the next Fast and Fabulous movie.
    https://carbuzz.com/news/vin-diesel-...rger-in-fast-9

    However the Challenger V8 isn't going away anytime soon. Dodge still plans to keep an ICE Challenger around even when their electric muscle vehicles debut.

    What I didn't expect is for them to drop the Hellcat name. I thought they would keep it for the electric vehicles. It's just a name though.
    I havent seen F9 yet...was the 2000hp electric charger in it?

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  • Exposed
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    I see it more as an evolution.

    The Charger is not going away, it will remain in 2024 as an electric version on the new platform. It's also going to be faster than the current Tesla Model S Plaid, or so Dodge claims.

    We'll even see a purpose built concept car in the next Fast and Fabulous movie.
    https://carbuzz.com/news/vin-diesel-...rger-in-fast-9

    However the Challenger V8 isn't going away anytime soon. Dodge still plans to keep an ICE Challenger around even when their electric muscle vehicles debut.

    What I didn't expect is for them to drop the Hellcat name. I thought they would keep it for the electric vehicles. It's just a name though.

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  • Silent-Runner
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    Originally posted by Lazy8s View Post
    I think Exposed had a Hellcat. Iirc he posted some videos at the track with it.
    yep, you're right

    Originally posted by Exposed View Post
    WARNING the below is a street racing video. DO NOT CLICK if you are offended by late night street racing.



    Me vs a C6 Vette with unknown mods.

    Then me vs a Charger Scat Pack modded to the gills. Tune/Cam/Headers/150 shot. Claims to make 650 to the wheels.

    [yt]OUu-AOmERGs[/yt]



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  • Lazy8s
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    Originally posted by Silent-Runner View Post
    i wouldn't call it garbage, it was a bit too much of everything.

    Also didn't a rager had one? Can't remember, was it Clockwork?
    I think Exposed had a Hellcat. Iirc he posted some videos at the track with it.

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  • acroig
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    I sold mine in the summer and I miss it.

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  • Silent-Runner
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    Originally posted by acroig View Post
    I had one but not a Hellcat.
    ah, ok. A neighbor had one too, he sold it a while back and now drives a 2018 mustang shelby gt500.

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  • acroig
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    I had one but not a Hellcat.

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  • Silent-Runner
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    i wouldn't call it garbage, it was a bit too much of everything.

    Also didn't a rager had one? Can't remember, was it Clockwork?

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  • acroig
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    Originally posted by Elysian View Post
    Viper was better. Hellcat is garbage.
    Harsh.....

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  • Nunz
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    Eh I think garbage is a stretch, but the car is simply too heavy. If they pulled some weight back all that power would make it a much more entertaining vehicle imo

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  • Elysian
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    Originally posted by kytprice View Post
    That's the whole appeal of it!
    Viper was better. Hellcat is garbage.

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  • Greasy
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    Originally posted by acroig View Post
    I think he hates fun...

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  • Greasy
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    Originally posted by kytprice View Post
    That's the whole appeal of it!
    Hell yeah it is. Everyone else, "You need a turbo 4 cyl or 6cyl. Dodge, "You really want a big ass v8 with a super charger"! Fast is cool, but the sound those things make is a huge part of the experience IMO. I'm going to miss it once we're zipping around in EVs that are silent.

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  • kytprice
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    Originally posted by Elysian View Post
    It's a super niche product in a field of already niche competition. It's not really affordable, it's not really practical, it's just raw excess with no real market.
    That's the whole appeal of it!

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  • acroig
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    Originally posted by Elysian View Post
    It's a super niche product in a field of already niche competition. It's not really affordable, it's not really practical, it's just raw excess with no real market.

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  • Elysian
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    Originally posted by acroig View Post
    True but in a straight line though.....
    It's a super niche product in a field of already niche competition. It's not really affordable, it's not really practical, it's just raw excess with no real market.

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  • Sasquach
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    Originally posted by acroig View Post
    True but in a straight line though.....
    pfft Tesla Model S Plaid has that covered.....

    But then again the Hellcat could probably actually stop too.....

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  • acroig
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    Originally posted by Elysian View Post
    A beast that handles like a truck
    True but in a straight line though.....

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  • Elysian
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    Originally posted by acroig View Post
    Truly, it's a beast, sad to see it go.
    A beast that handles like a truck

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  • acroig
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    Originally posted by Clockwork View Post
    I love the Hellcat, but the author is a ****ing moron.
    Agreed.

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  • OverclockN'
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    Originally posted by Silent-Runner View Post
    the hellkitten
    I've raced a bunch, and started calling them that several years ago.

    Also, this is sad news.

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  • logical
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    Originally posted by Clockwork View Post
    but the author is a ****ing moron.

    Agreed What editor let this bullshit through

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  • Clockwork
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    With government and elite societal pressure building, you’re required to sacrifice modern American muscle on the altar of the Green Movement which has labeled carbon, an element found in all life as we know it, as the enemy of earth and its supposedly fragile climate we know has changed without human intervention for millions of years.
    I love the Hellcat, but the author is a ****ing moron.

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  • Sasquach
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    Originally posted by Silent-Runner View Post
    the hellkitten
    If they source the batteries from Panasonic, they can collab and call it:

    the Hello Kitty!

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  • Greasy
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    Originally posted by acroig View Post
    Truly, it's a beast, sad to see it go.
    It will live on in the TRX at least.

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