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So... anybody hear about that new Hellcat thing from Fiat-Chrysler?

Pretty cool huh. Well today they announced that the Challenger SRT HC was a TEN SECOND CAR. I don't know about y'all, but that blew my mind.
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I'll believe it when I see it. My wife's SRT 392 is a mid-high 12 sec car and that has 470 hp. From what I have read, the Hellcat will have 600ish. I just don't see 10s happening. MAYBE on slicks. But even a 600 hp C63 on drag radials that is 500 lbs less barely cracks into the 10s and has a better transmission. Plus I just hate my wife's Challenger...always broken and super heavy.

For reference, a camaro ZL1 which has 580 hp and about the same weight barely cracks into the 11s...

Edit: I just looked it up. 707 hp and 11.2 in the 1/4

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I'll believe it when I see it. My wife's SRT 392 is a mid-high 12 sec car and that has 470 hp. From what I have read, the Hellcat will have 600ish. I just don't see 10s happening. MAYBE on slicks. But even a 600 hp C63 on drag radials that is 500 lbs less barely cracks into the 10s and has a better transmission. Plus I just hate my wife's Challenger...always broken and super heavy.

For reference, a camaro ZL1 which has 580 hp and about the same weight barely cracks into the 11s...

Edit: I just looked it up. 707 hp and 11.2 in the 1/4
I didn't believe it either - 10sec quarter-miles are supercar or drag times. But Jalopnik reported that it could break into the 10's, and they're usually pretty accurate. Where'd you see the 11.2?
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I just googled "challenger hellcat" and it was the first thing that came up. I'm not sure if it was done with slicks and what gas was run. Not a bad number. But when all I had read about it was Car & Driver saying it would have "600+ hp," I knew there was no way 600 was going to do the trick for 10s.

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I don't know...I'm still not that impressed. Anyone that can fog a mirror can take a car and put a blower on it and bigger brakes. I'd rather have them give me 550-600 up but make it 35-3700 lbs. but that's just me...

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Drag radials used on that 11.2 run with people spinning that thing down the track
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chrisridebike8 that's not the point of this car! Its not made to be athletic etc etc. Its made to be big and comfortable, fast as f*** and still take turns relatively well.
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Its going to be a mean car. I love the pony car war thats happening.

me too. id love to get my hands on one of these newer muscle cars, but I still don't trust them.

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Jay Leno has a nice episode about it on YouTube... "Hellcat", they say, is just the "engine code" haha Available in manual or a completely new 8 speed auto

707hp I believe is the official number with "valet" options to detune to 300hp and 500hp.

They also said the engine can suck all the air out of a 10x13 room in like a minute or something.

ohh, and it's 4400 lbs or so

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That white one is a Charger? They really did need to do something with that car... because, currently, it does nothing for me

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