MY Z06 EXPERIENCE

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  1. VAL

    VAL Senior Hellcat Member

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    Finally ran into a C7 Z06. I live in a very rural, lower middle class area, so I never see too many high dollar, fast cars but Saturday, on the interstate, that all changed. It was a very short race but pretty telling.

    A8 vs A8 and 100% stock Challenger HC vs a presumably 100% stock Z06.

    We started off at around 75mph, I was in 3rd gear close to 5k rpm. He down shifted several gears and made himself ready. We only had one run but managed a perfectly even start, no jump or advantage to either party. We stayed perfectly even thru my 3rd gear, I gained a very slight edge, maybe 1-2 foot thru 4th gear and then started to pull during 5th gear. Traffic caused us to stop pretty much at the beginning of 5th gear where I was about 1/2 a car length ahead. I think if we were able to continue the HC would have continued to pull and it would have been a bit more decisive.

    This is the race I wanted more than any other since there have been so many comparisons between the two cars on straight line performance. Needless to say, I was extremely pleased. Afterwards I went to wave but he never even looked over.
     
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    Got to give you a big like here VAL. I had a similar experience running against a brand new Z06 on the highway. I never dropped to 3rd and started in a higher gear so he slowly crept up on me but after the Hellcat really gained her stride it was like Nyquist at the Kentucky Derby. LOL

    When the Z06 finally pulled up the guy had his camera out, taking pictures of the HC, and was praising my car, telling me it was a sick car, etc. etc. It was a nice compliment for sure. I gave him props for his car as well. I love the Z06, never had one but always wanted one.

    Great story!!!
     
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    love it ! i love a happy ending!
     
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    Markp Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Club Member

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    ahahahahhahahahhaa I am in my office at work almost fell off my chair I was laughing so hard.

    I had to watch it 3 times. It gets better every time.
     
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    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a similar experience with a Ford Focus yesterday. Its was very quick and I can't imagine it being stock. Anyway, he seem to be "challenging my Kitty", so I had to put the accelerator almost 1/3 way down. It was over almost as fast as it started:D
     
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    cleankat SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    That was fantastic, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it that much lol.
     
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    Markp Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Club Member

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    I'll have Jay Leno by the balls on this AHAHHAHAHAHAHAH



    The final line is funny but true- by then there will be something faster.
     
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    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Mods for Christmas. :D
     
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    Markp Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Club Member

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    This one is good too
     
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    Great race and win!
     
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    I'm still laughing....one of the funniest ones I've seen yet.
     
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    Great story. Be careful when you pick your battles as you have.
     
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    I have personally seen 3 Z06 C7's at the track that I believed were stock. One was at Fontana and he had drag radials and I saw him with Bags of ice on his blower in the pits and I did see one of his runs from the Grandstands. He did an 11.15. That day I did 2, 11.01's and 2, 10.99's. Hellcat WIN.
    Then at the RedList event in Fomoso I actually raced one. I beat him by a solid 2 tenths. Hellcat Win.
    Then at Irwindale there was one there running totally stock including tires. Those things have 335 rear tires stock. DAMN. He ran 7.30's at 97. The thing is he did 1.60 60 foot times. So I am not thinking he would pick up much with drag radials. I did watch him launch both times from near the starting line/official starter and he did launch real hard. On that night I did 6.92.....twice.@ 100-101. So, I think I have him covered.
    My Buddy that is a Chevy Guy says I need to be afraid of the 17 ZL1 Camaro. Why? It's 500 pounds heavier with the same motor? Makes no sense. My motor is still stock by the way.
     
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    Hitler video , made my day, so funny . Mods for christmas, so funny.
     
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