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Old 10-30-2014, 11:19 PM   #1
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Thumb 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat



So help me, I want one of these.
Exclusively Dodge owner since 1996, I know some friends with the following:
Range Rover Sport
Nissan GT-R with an Alpha-9 kit
2013 Shelby GT
McLaren MP4 12-C

They have WAY more money than I do, but I would love to be able to throw flaming rubber balls all over the front of their vehicles with this machine..



What a ridiculous bargain...
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:31 PM   #2
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Also available in four doors.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/29/2...-drive-review/
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:47 PM   #3
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That is a Charger, not a Challenger.

However, another friend owned one on the same platform (jointly developed with Mercedes-Benz IIRC) and it was an excellent car too.

Just thinking, a 2 door looks cooler, although the Charger Hellcat looks awesome too.

Can you imagine if someone in 1983 told you that, in 2015, anyone could buy a 700 HP car off the lot and get 20+ mpg?

You would think they were nuts!!!
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:03 AM   #4
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That is a Charger, not a Challenger!
I know, but really it is about the engine, isn't it? As the article I linked puts it:

"We suspect that no matter how spiffy the cabin, Dodge would need to channel its inner Dartz and slather the Hellcat's interior in whale penis leather for anyone to really pay attention to it. When Chrysler's morning presentation was finished, everyone wanted to drive the engine – the cockpit was little more than a convenient way to be able to do it."

Although the Challenger looks better, I find the insanity of this engine in a big comfy four door rather appealing, dare I say even 'practical'? I do have three kids, after all.
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:10 AM   #5
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Laugh

Want one? Man I need one. I might even be able to make half the payments.

Oh the memories. Owned a 68 SS 396 Chevelle 4-speed. Only had one fan belt in those days. No air, no power steering. I think it did have power brakes. I was only 17 y/o. I think it once had a smog pump. Remember 4 brass plugs on each manifold. Tonawanda.

I too never thought decent horsepower would be brought back to the market.

I almost bought the V-6 Challenger 15 months ago. One reason I didn't is that I knew with little a persuasion I could be enticed into the Hemi. A man 3 doors down bought that V-6 Challenger that I rawhided on my test drive. If he only knew.
I love doing a burn out, but at age 54 I know the fuel savers will help me reach retirement. Perhaps a bit later in life. Nothing cooler than watching an old geezer setting his rear tires on fire. I got two wreckless driving tickets in high school for lighting up my rear tires. Cop said I was out of control. I said "so sir I was not out of control, look how nice & straight my black marks are".
Note to tall guys: Tall (older) people know how much trouble it is to enter and exit cars with small doors. The Challenger fit me like a glove. The Charger doors were too small for my 6'4" frame.
I stuck with my dream car. I-4 EXL Accord Coupe. 34.8 mpg average. It fits my long frame. 21,000 miles and no problems.

What were we talking about?
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Old 10-31-2014, 06:01 AM   #6
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Yea, I thought trannys had sticks.
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Old 10-31-2014, 06:28 AM   #8
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A co-worker has a Charger SRT that has had the engine out, increased displacement and some other work done.

It's very fast for a 4 door car.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:08 AM   #9
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Yea, I thought trannys had sticks.
They used to.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:53 AM   #10
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What a ridiculous bargain...
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:58 AM   #11
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Exclusively Dodge owner since 1996,
Wow, your credit rating must suck. Everyone knows that Dodge only sells to deadbeats.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:46 AM   #12
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Wow, your credit rating must suck. Everyone knows that Dodge only sells to deadbeats.


I have a clapped out 1999 KLR for collateral.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:40 AM   #13
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I just want to drive one, or even a passenger in one.

A cross country road trip in one would be too much to ask. Accompanied by a hot, on the lamb chica would be even betterer.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:32 AM   #14
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BOOM!

Yes it is!

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That is a Charger, not a Challenger.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:48 AM   #15
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Is that a matter of pride or are you asking for help?
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