the hellcat gets respect

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  1. david S.

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    My dealer had a fundraiser at Willow Springs yesterday. We were on the Big Willow course and, as you'd expect, most of his clients brought their Ferraris or Porsches. Jaguar F type Rs and Corvettes also were well represented.

    Although far from the ideal tool for a twisting course with elevation changes, I thought it would be fun to bring the cat out to play.

    Let me be clear, I'm probably one of the worst track drivers in the universe. I don't understand lines and I haven't a clue about braking. I carried almost zero speed into the straightaways. I suck. That said, no one could accelerate with me on the straightway. It was freaking awesome.

    When I came off the track and popped the hood to cool her down, it got the biggest crowd of the day.

    The ferrari guys were the most interested and appreciative of the cat which I found interesting.

    A woman told me that the hellcat roar on the straightaway was far and away the best sound of the day. Mind you, she's comparing the cat to cars well into the 6 figure range.

    I'm rambling, but owners of this car should be proud.
     
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    Ramble on, David, we like to read how much others enjoy these Cats, too! Feel free to share your experiences!

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    Excellet david !!! Thank you for sharing and for taking your beast to the track. I get mine in a few days and cannot wait !! Pictures of your car ??
     
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    Thanks, guys! F6F, I'm truly excited for you. This is a rare case where the reality exceeds the fantasy.

    My girlfriend was my designated photographer, but I nauseated her with my driving so these are the only pics we came away with...
     
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    Better safe than sorry on those corners, glad you had a fun and safe time!
     
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    Absolutely awesome showing those exotics some hellcat power.

    These Hellcats, when let loose are going to kick some serious butt

    Let the fun begin

    Also gain some confidence and go take a high performance driving school
     
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    Thanks, all.

    Definitely better safe than sorry...although I was definitely a bit of a sissy.

    Good call on the driving school...definitely going to sign up. Yesterday was an eye opener.

    I took a picture for you...please forgive me, still dirty from the track...
     
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    Thank you david !!!! Beautiful color !! did you wrap the hood or is it a satin from the factory?
     
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    I had it wrapped.

    I'm having the roof wrapped to match on Tuesday.

    This car is the best purchase I've ever made. It's really a joy. Even in LA traffic

    By the way; averaged 25 mpg on the 78 mile drive home yesterday. Absurd.
     
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