Met a friend for lunch... let them take the HC for a drive.

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  1. Next Phase

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    Like the title states, let a friend of mine take the HC out after lunch. I was glad to let someone that knows how to drive take it out on some twisty back roads at 3 times the speed limit. I've offered many of my friends an opportunity to drive the car and surprised at how many have turned down the offer. My friend was really impressed with the power and the handling for a vehicle that weighs 4,900 + lbs (with 500 lbs of driver / passenger).

    I really need to get some summer tires for handling purposes as the limiting factor on my car is the all season tires. We lined them up at a stoplight and it was pretty funny at all the stares we got... and how slow his car is comparably.

    (1994 348 Spider) Hard to tell in this picture, but the F car is tiny and weighs ~ 1,400 lbs less than the HC.

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    You're a nice friend. Nobody drives my car. Even tsc has to ask, lol.
     
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  3. Aarcuda

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    ive been letting lots of friends drive mine. They all freak out and LOVE it. It makes owning it so much cooler because now they understand what its all about and they get excited too
     
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    april77 SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Marty gets to drive Dante only if I am in the right mood to allow it. My Dad, Brother-in-Law, Sister-in-Law, Nephew, and Marty's best friend have all asked to drive Dante. I looked each of them in the eye with no hesitation, and said one, little, word ... "No." The End.

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  5. WNY Cat

    WNY Cat SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    When I'm showing someone the Hellcat, I always offer to let them drive it because they never drive it as hard as I do. :rolleyes: I put it in sport mode and the only instructions that I give them is to make sure that they have the steering wheel straight when they floor it.
     
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    digdug33071 SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Offered several friends and the only taker (who has owned Ferrari's Lambo's & Porsches) said the Hellcat was "hands down the best car he's ever driven".
     
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  7. hellcat1

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    Please tell me how your car weights 4900 pounds.
     
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    Let my friends dad drive mine. He got in and his first words were damn it's been a while since I drove stick. He liked it though and was a mopar guy from the golden era af muscle cars. Everyone needs to drive one and I am happy to let those I know take it for a spin.
     
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    Can't get my wife to drive the car, let alone my friends. I wonder if it has something to do with how I drive when they are in the car??? Hmmmmm......
     
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    My family is the same way, no know never to ask,, there even scared to ask to go for a ride..... I have had my car 9 months, and my wife has only been for a ride in it once
     
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    Ditto that, fireman512, can't hardly get my wife to drive with me, let alone get her to drive it. Something about puking?
     
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    "My friend was really impressed with the power and the handling for a vehicle that weighs 4,900 + lbs (with 500 lbs of driver / passenger). "
     
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    Oh,, I get it now... with all that weight the car still screams ,, that's impressive
     
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    Heck...you've barely been in it. Have you even cracked 1000 miles yet?
     
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    No..I'm around 860 .....That's nine months of ownership
     

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