Flagship Car with less options ?

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  1. 10 Sec CAT

    10 Sec CAT Senior Hellcat Member

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    I dont understand dodge I currently have a 2013 SRT challenger and a 2013 Chrylser 300 SRT that are fully loaded the 300 has AAC and blind spot potection part of the Technolgy group offered from dodge i learned today that its no availble on my new Hellcat but on less of the lineup ? Does this make any sense to anyone to make a highend car not fully loaded and where you have to buy less to get more "luxury" I mean im only buying for the HP but a little extras would be nice for the price I mean my 300 was $58k and offers way more then Hellcat in extras department.
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    im not sure what you mean...I have the standard features pages from my order sheets.. it has everything I can think of... backup warning sensors, backup camera.. solar control front n rear windows.. auto dimming rear view with microphone.. auto headlights, auto dimming hi beams.. rain sensing auto wipers.. ambient door panel lighting, cup holder lighting, dual climate control outlets, illuminated door pull and entry,rear curtesy lamps,,rear arm rests w cup holders etc etc
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    It does have lots of bells and whistles but if some are lacking, I would consider the technology and extras that have been added to the motor. I was getting ready to put a supercharger on my 12 R/T Charger and with upgrade on brakes, rear end, shocks, etc., I would have much more than the Hellcat base. There is a great article on this site about price per horsepower and this one kicks all the competition. Not that there is much competition at 700+ hp.;)
     
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    10 Sec CAT Senior Hellcat Member

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    I too was ready to drop 30k into my SRT with built and blown 426 but still would cost more then new Hellcat, yes its loaded but still shy from what you can get in a base 392 or RT plus platform like Automatic Cruise control or Forward Crash Warning, Blind Spot Protection, after using and having these daily you learn to expect and want them in all future cars. I am just kinda bummed first I have to settle for no roof atm and now this, I think I will list my Hellcat when I take delivery and wait for the madness to surpass then order what they have at that time. Dodge made a great car but dropped the ball with no exclusive colors and such with this car.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I do get that and I was bummed about a few options I could not get either. If I could afford to upgrade when all the options are available I would too. I am sure you will have lots of fun with the first one until you can get exactly what you want. Sounds like you may not need to wait too long. I am having fits just waiting 9 weeks, if I had to wait until 2015 I would drive everyone around me crazy but, to get what you want it might be worth it. I hope you enjoy whichever one you decide to keep.:cool:
     
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    Way too much tech I have owned almost every SRT product from Viper truck, charger, 300 to the current 392 Challenger The price point is right where it should be on this car. The Hellcat is already way to heavy, weight has always been a problem for SRT products. Bells and whistle are cool but i'm more interested in performance they can keep the blind spot indicators, forward crash warning things god gave me two of the best ones on the market eyes :). It just adds weight if you ever plan to track the car its the enemy. I'm amazed at what we are getting at the current price point.
     
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    10 Sec CAT Senior Hellcat Member

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    I guess the extra 50 lbs would be overkill I mean teh ac seats that come standard push the curb weight up 100lbs this year but seem to make it hook better with weight transfer, But if I was woried about a few tenths of weight I would gut car replace with aluminum block and and target the car around the 3500 lb range, IDK
     
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    I wish it didn't come with the heated cooled seats, if they gave us a choice I wouldn't have picked that option. I pretty sure next years model will have more bells and whistles but with that the weight will keep going up. At some point they will have to address that this is a muscle car power, speed and performance are the top priorities Chrysler handles the luxury side of things.
     
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    I agree with all posters above!

    I think SRT blew the doors off the competition with the Hellcats especially with the Charger but they have tried a bit too much to appease the masses. It would be in SRT best interest to have a strip down option sheet for those purist who want less techno stuff and even more performance orientated gadgets. They tried this with the last Super Bee with options for lighter fabric seats vs leather and a few other things to help reduce weight but the car only loss approx 100 lbs., which just wasn't enough. SRT themselves stated that theses cars are a niche market and only performance purist would seek to own one. An abundance of horsepower can make up for only so much in weight but can you imagine if all the SRT's could shed 300 to 400 lbs?
     
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    Adaptive cruise is what he wants
     
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    I believe adaptive cruise requires the sensor that mounts on the lower grille if you look at the SRT models. With the required cooling, they probably couldn't get it to fit on the Hellcat. Just my .02
     
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    Dodge had a write up on it they couldn't find a good place to put it on the Challenger
     
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    But it's there on the lower trims right? The pics I saw have it on the lower grille. Just on the Hellcat it would block airflow for cooling.

    I will gladly live without it over the heat soak problems the vette guys are having.

    Otherwise I think it's pretty well equipped with blind spot, park sense, backup cam, and even rear cross path detect.
     
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    Yep, adaptive cruise is on the lower trims and not on the Hellcat for the reason you said....fog lights didn't fit on the Hellcat either? But I don't see any issues...I have more than enough bells and whistles on mine....more than I'll ever use really.
     
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    Wow... we dug into the archives to find this thread :D:D:D
     
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