Red key active....first drive

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  1. Dragon

    Dragon Gold Member

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    It’s a cool 55 degrees, sun is just rising over the mountains and trying to peek through the cloud. I see the Hellcat……my heart rate rises and I begin to feel every beat. I sit in the Hellcat…..ask the tech is it ready????are you done with your inspections. He replies yes sir its ready for you to drive. I grab the 6 speed shifter get it in neutral push the clutch in……..take a deep breath and hit the button…..WOW….the rumble of the motor makes my heart begin beating faster my left leg on the clutch is twitching for the excitement. Hellcat now in reverse backing it out…the radio is huge and has a excellent view of everything behind you. In first gear slowly letting the clutch out it bites right off the floor….slowly driving out of the dealership and getting to the road…I start relaxing focusing on breathing to calm my nerves down…….once I get to the road…look left…look right…no cars..first gear slowly let out the clutch to get on the road…….press the gas quickly …supercharger starts to wine…. get to ½ throttle…. tires spinning the traction control is screaming at me in yellow on the dash…..the RMS raise and I quickly shift to second. HOLY S!@$....F!@#....THAT WAS FAST..i had the traction control on and the wheels spun. DAM. My clutch leg is jumping again I roll in second to the stop sign….look left….look right. Take a deep breath, look at my passenger who is white knuckled holding onto whatever he can. First Gear WOW short shift to second hoping I can get traction this time…..lay into the gas and we are off WICKEDLY fast supercharger wine louder this time. there is a minivan in front of us and we are closing quickly, I’m hitting red line in second…..shift to third…should I hit the gas just once more……..OF COURSE we got big brakes I think. Gas hits the floor in third pulls us back into the seats and then quickly my gas pedal gets let up and I’m pressing on the brakes WOW we are thrown forward as the Hellcats brakes do their job and slow us down.
    There is no explaining this vehicle that will do it any justice……and most people truly do not understand horsepower….when you get yours or if you have driven yours is only when you will truly understand this vehicle.
    WOW
     
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  2. Jwilkinson

    Jwilkinson Silver Member

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    Lmao. Love it! Mine will be here next week, can't wait !
     
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  3. ATLHellcat

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    Nice first impression. You should write a book, I was ready for the next chapter!
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Can't wait!
     
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    I like it!
     
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    anyone else turned on? ummm yea me neither *hides*
     
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    Now that's how you explain a first drive...I can't wait to hear more reviews.. great job. Dragon.... let's see some pictures
     
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    Wow,you had me,great writing skills.
     
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    SRThellkitty Silver Member

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    Felt like we were all riding shotgun by reading your post. I'm looking forward to my first drive in my own Hellcat. Congrats and keep posting your driving impressions!
     
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    Freakin'...AWESOME! Can't WAIT to get mine! C'mon shipping company!
     
  11. Dragon

    Dragon Gold Member

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    pics of the red keys....hold them close
     

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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    why does that unlock something?????

    glad you get a pair
     
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    Ok, who's sportin' a chub!!:D:eek:
     
  14. MABBRYFL30

    MABBRYFL30 NYS President Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I know your post is late. It makes me excited that mine is coming. Thanks for the hope dude
     
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    I remember when I first stepped into my hellcat a couple weeks ago. I have never done drugs but I felt "high". Nothing seemed real. As I pulled out of the dealership I bumped the gas just a little bit and was in amazement of the power I could hear and feel. As I got onto the freeway I mashed it further to see what it could do and WOW. I remember thinking there is no way they built a car like this.... This can't be real. When I pulled into my driveway about an hour later and stepped out of the car I was literally shaking with excitement. I snapped some photos and texted my brothers so they would be jealous lol

    I still get excited getting into the cat.
     
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