M6 is quicker than the A8

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Purchasing' started by intercooler, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. intercooler

    intercooler Gold Member

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    I have been drive my A8 in track mode the pat couple of outings and it is 5x better than I could've ever imagined. it is one hard hitting son of a gun.
     
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    I'm still waiting on MY manual... for what it's worth.
     
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    isn't it closer to 3 to 1 with RS's most recent data?
     
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    Sorry if you don't row your own gears you ain't Driving. I love my 13sp Dana. If my boss gave me a auto truck i'll find a new Job.
     
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    I used to think that way too...

    I would never own this car in a manual. I understand why some want one, but if your business is the fastest speed...

    While one is playing around for the next year with clutch slip, I am hazing the tires in a second gear start and into third and than nothing but vapor as the A8 shifts faster than any human.

    YMMV, literally lol.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    28% M6
     
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    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a repeat of what occurred in November 2014, except this time, it's a supply vs. a transmission flash update issue.
     
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    LOL... Let's see, buy a manual to make driving around the city 24/7 a lot more fun and engaging or buy an auto so the 1 or 2 times I go to the track I can be slightly faster?

    Hmmmm... make driving around more fun for ME or insist on a faster ET to impress someone ELSE.

    Got it. ;)

    You track monkeys that run your car a billion times, auto all the way! I just never understood people buying a car with options they'll only see the benefit of on rare occasions.

    Now, if you ENJOY auto and can't be bothered to shift yourself (and if an extra MPG will make or break you), more power to you. This whole "I want to be faster" stuff is lame though; a manual Hellcat and a good driver will still beat the snot out of most any car on the road you're likely to encounter.

    I bought this car for the ultimate driver's experience and an auto completely disconnects me from that.

    You can keep the 8 speed.
     
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    april77 SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Oh GAWD ... not the M6 vs A8 again!

    April

    DOH.jpg
     
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    Pick the transmission that you want. Who cares what others think?! Enjoy the 707
     
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    It's as timeless as Pepsi vs Coke (Pepsi all day long)
     
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    I can see how the A8 is faster but I have a M6 and love it.
     
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    A8 & Coke :p
     
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    Actually, my A8 is faster than a manual all the time ;) since it is being used all the time!

    And it is not just faster at the track-it's faster everywhere.

    However, after years of driving manuals, I prefer the flappy paddle shifters and will continue to do so now that technology and equipment has caught up.

    YMMV
     
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