First of Eight HellCats

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  1. FirstOfEight

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    Just wanted to share with you guys some fun stuff. My uncle was/is the lead engineer for the HellCat. So last summer at our reunion I saw one of the first eight production HellCats ever made. Not only saw but rode in quite a bit. At the time the Intercooler wasn't quite working at 100% so we were only pushing about 500HP but it was still insanely fun. He mentioned they took his car out to test G-levels on the Fluids in the car.. Basically hook a right hand turn going as fast as possible then continue that turn to push all the fluids up on the left side of their reservoirs to try to stall out the car or see if there was damage that would be done.. They burned a set of tires in 6 days. Hopefully the videos upload. It's probably nothing you guys haven't seen before now that the car is in production, but last year it was awesome!
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    Looks like the vids didn't work. Sorry.
     
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    Mods if you need more proof please let me know. I'd be happy to verify. Thanks.
     
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    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

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    Cool... Who is your uncle?
     
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    Really nice and yeah who is your uncle and tell him great job on the car!
     
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    interesting first posts, welcome o_O
     
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    Gregg Black I believe
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Very nice share! I can't believe they got brass monkey and the rest had to wait months for that option after production started. Good to be on the builder end of such a fun car and awesome experience! Hope you got to enjoy the car.
     
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    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    Nice. You need to use something like YouTube and then provide the link. Vids can't be uploaded directly. I think I saw a vid by you guys, it was like driving on a mountain road, first ride or something if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Hey sorry I should have clarified more, he is the powertrain engineer. He (Gregg Black) can be seen at :50 in this video.

    Gregg Black, he's been at Chrysler or as long as I can remember which is over 25 years I believe.

    Thanks, unfortunately it'll be a long time before I can have one of my own, but I'll enjoy the community here at least.
    That's right, his phone pairs with the Bluetooth in the car in a couple of the pics.
    I was so impressed a full size car could be so nimble and quick. And the braking was phenomenal. Can't wait to ride in it again.
    Must not have been us, but he may have other videos out there that I was not present for!
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Very cool! One of my fav vids about the Hellcat! Hope you enjoy the forum.
     
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    Buy your uncle a beer for me please.

    Tell him he has a grown man laughing and giggling to himself everyday when he gets in his daily driver Hellcat and starts it up!
     
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    I probably won't see him for a couple months but next time I do I will definitely buy him a beer for all the happy Hellcat owners!! He lives just outside of Detroit, I'm in Minnesota. We don't get too much time together!
     
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    Please ask your uncle what they have in the pipeline for the hellcat's,, but keep it on the down low, btw. I'm in Detroit,I will buy the first round for him
     
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    My avatar is his daily driver. If you see him go say hello! He loves to talk about the car. He ended up accidentally going to a cars and coffee one Saturday morning somewhere around Detroit before it was released and quite a few Dodge guys were confused what the car even was. They talked for a long time about the car that day. :D
     
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