hc only has 500hp till 500 miles?

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  1. Big Mike Dallas

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    Hi guys my name is mike and i picked up my hellcat last week.
    exterior: ivory pearl
    interior: red ruby
    Transmission : M6
    car type: challenger

    my question is that the dealer told me that red key only has 500hp till it reaches 500 miles then the computer will unlock letting you use all 700hp.

    is this true ?

    I can go to the srt button and put the 700+ option but is it really at that much power level?
     
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    Nope definitely not true. But you can not use the launch control until after you hit 500 miles
     
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    and gratz on the new cat! I used valet mode up to 100 miles then just stayed in eco mode to 500 miles so i could actually follow the break in procedure. You can do as you please though lol
     
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    Welcome and WhooHoo!
     
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    i used 500 hp mode to drive it home 350 miles.....but that was due to rain/show

    there isnt much of a reason for 707hp until you break it in anyways
     
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    Gratz on the cat!
     
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    Heya Big Mike, and welcome to the forum! GRTZ on the Cat, you are going to love it! Your dealer is, as the others have stated, incorrect ... you must have 500 miles before you can use the launch feature on the car. Dodge suggests that the break in procedure be followed to 500 miles, perhaps that is what your dealer was referring to. Enjoy the car, and be safe! Please do post pictures when you can! ;D

    April
     
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    Bottom line, your dealer don't know jack
     
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    Yea i had a 2013 srt8 with a auto with a procharger and it felt more powerfull than my new hellcat with a manual. I will dyno it after 1000 miles to check the hp.
     
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    Actually I called SRT customer service and they said its true 500 hp until 500 miles. Maybe they don't know what thier talking about lol.
     
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    All I have ever used was the red key from mile 1.


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    You probably talked to the guy SRT just hired from Ford and he was talking about a Mustang. He was wrong, full horsepower is available as soon as it comes out of transport mode. Launch control is activated at 500 miles.
     
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    Strange I had her confirm that with her supervisor
     
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    Why would you baby the motor in break in period? A full blown race car motor that someone pumps 150k into goes from being built straight to an engine dyno and it gets ran to the max. Then put in a race car and driven.

    Or even the motor i built for my 69 firebird with 450hp went in an engine dyno right after it was built and ran WOT.

    No break in period.
     
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    I agree with Hellca Tim

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