I didn't "get" the Hellcat until I saw and heard one

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  1. draco_m

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    After reading the car magazines I just didn't understand the appeal of the Hellcat. Yeah, it looks sorta cool. And sure, it's really fast. But I didn't really understand why people would line up for them. But now I think I get it...

    Saw my first Hellcat today. It was at a car enthusiast meet. Man, the Hellcat just blew me away! It looks simply amazing. Toward the end of the show I wandered back to the Hellcat in time to see the owner get in and fire it up. WOW! Engine sounds simply amazing.

    There was a big crowd surrounding the Hellcat as it pulled away from the lot.

    Now I want one too!
     

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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Lol! They are amazing cars! That isn't my Hellcat buddy from Washington state is it? We need to get all our Hellbabies together. The car is amazing inside and out and the driving experience is second to none! Of course, I'm a Mopar Girl so, I'm kinda biased. :)
     
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    Another convert to the church of high performance! Can I get an Amen?!
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    I tried to resist the HellCat. I had a 2009 Challenger SRT8 6.1L ... traded it in on my 2013 Challenger 392. I did not think that there would be much difference between the 6.1L and the 6.4L ... I was wrong. There was a noticeable difference in power! I loved my 2013 392, my plan was to supercharge it and put a shaker hood on it. Then, my husband, Marty started talking about the HellCat and asking me if I wanted one. I told him no, I was going to stay with the 392, because I truly was thrilled with that car and it was almost paid off already. Then I started watching HellCat videos. Then i started reading HellCat articles. I really did have every intention of staying with my 392 ... honestly! Then, while we were on a date for dinner and a movie, he pulls into the Dodge dealership last Sept. 13th, and tells me if I want a HellCat, go inside and order it, because that is what he wants to get me for Christmas. Well, I am NOT made of stone, so I did go in and order one. Drove Dante home on 12/17/14, I could hardly wait to feel the difference between the 392 and the HellCat ...OMG ... the rest is history!

    April

    PS - Welcome to the forum!! :D
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    AMEN, Brother MoparPhil!!!!

    April
     
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    Hey how did you know Tammie? Yes, I'm from Washington State. The picture was taken this morning at the show in Redmond. There were countless Ferraris, Lamborghinis, GTRs, and even two (!!!) McLarens. But the Hellcat had a bigger crowd than most of the other cars. What side of the state are you on?
     
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    I had a 2009 SRT8 too. I put a Vortech supercharger on it and it ran great. I was on the fence about getting a Hellcat just like you. I thought that my '09 had plenty of power, that is until I drove my brother's Hellcat. That's when I got religion (like how I sublty maintain the theme there?). Hallelujah!
     
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    I'm in Oly, but just a few of us have the Hellcat bumblebee stripe. Same thing happened to me at a car show in Puyallup. It was a Corvette and high performance show of mostly Camaros and Vettes, but the Hellcat had a huge crowd. If you do decide to get one, you won't be dissapointed. They are amazing cars. Mine is a daily driver. Drove it to a meeting in Ellensburg on Monday and it was a blast.
    Here's a picture of my Hellbaby. I travel quite a bit for work so you might see me out and about! :D
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    We saw and heard two pre-production Hellcats at the Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, PA last July. We even met Ralph Gilles who was just walking around the Hellcat display early one morning. Once we saw and heard them we were hooked!
     
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    They (Dodge) got you didn't they. They 'got' me early on ;) LOL.

    The exhaust is most excellent but the supercharger whine is pure ecstasy!
     
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    Came to your senses and had your car painted sublime didn't you!
     
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    AMEN!
     
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    Tell Marty I like him a lot. He is one great guy and a smooth operator too LOL. Great story.
     
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    Thanks April. That's a great story!! I see a pattern here. Maybe Dodge will come out with a 750HP car and you'll sell me your Hellcat! LOL!
     
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