Horsepower change in motion

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  1. TinCuda

    TinCuda Gold Member

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    This may have been covered already but I just can't wait to see for myself.

    Riddle me this current Hellcat owners.

    Are you able to change from 500 hp mode to 700 hp mode while the car is in motion?

    Or, do you have to stop the car (Put it in park or something) to change back and forth between modes?

    I realize that you will need to have the red key with you.

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    SRT/CAT Senior Hellcat Member

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    Pretty sure if both the red and black are on board, the red always trumps the black.
     
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    WNY Cat SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    You can change while you are in motion but you can't have your foot on the gas while you are doing it. It just gives you an error message.
     
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    The car also can't be in cruise control (which goes along with the throttle).
     
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    Why would anyone want to change the horsepower to 500 unless you are giving it to a valet or to a dealership for service, hope no one's dumb enough to let their kid or someone incompetent borrow a Hellcat!. I mean if you run 700 horses just don't put your foot on the pedal as hard what's the difference? I've never drove my car in 500 hp mode.. during breakin I just drive reasonably, that's why 500hp mode never made any sense to me with the exception of service or valet ? Lol!! o_O:D
     
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  6. TinCuda

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    I figured it was only a matter of time before someone called me out as to why...

    I used to love seeing the fictional superchargers in the movies when I was younger. Though these superchargers were not real, they did capture the essences and fun of the driving experience. I think Mercedes came out with some sort of supercharger that had a clutch, however, the car was a far cry from an American Muscle car. Dodge understands what I am talking about or they would not have made a multi-mode system. For me, it is really not about changing the cars horsepower level, it's about being able to change the cars horsepower level. Get it?

    This is with no question my favorite feature of the Hellcat.




     
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    I get'cha!! Lol! It's all about the gadgets!! True.. :D
     
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    707 mode for me only
     
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    Red trumps black found that out taking the car home fro the dealership with all of the keys with me in the cupholders
     
  10. solo7777

    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    Also when switching modes under the SRT button, need to have foot off the gas.
     
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    NorCaletch19He77Kat Silver Member

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    you can set horsepower anywhere you want to on the SRT screen
     

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