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Took the HC to the track for the first time and was very impressed with it's ability to grip on the hard turns at higher speeds with the stock tires.

First the settings:
Transmission - Track
Suspension - Track
Traction - Street
HP - 700
Paddles - on but not used for my best times

Here are my observation from a whole day (4 sessions 13 - 15 laps each)
- Engine obviously was the strongest point. It's ability to reel cars in on the straight away was amazing, and it never let up. It was about 58 degrees so weather was perfect
- Breaks hold up for about 9 - 10 laps (2.21mi course with 14 turns), then start to get soggy. But that was expected from the weight of this thing. I also notices splatter in the engine compartment from the brake fluid boiling
- Transmission was for the most part very accurate coming into and out of the turns. It took me a while to get the feathering right coming out of the turns, so since the Traction control was set to "Street" it helped me avoid any spin outs (saw two cars spin out - M4 and Porsche GT3. GT3 barely hit a wall but rear had extensive damage...very sad)
- Sound is awesome. Definitely one of the loudest cars out there. The indy car that was there took the cake though
- Steering was good and what I expected from the car. There was a very light crackly,clicking sound when turning after each session that I could not figure out. It would eventually go away, but concerned me each time I came in and heard it.
- People loved checking out the Hellcat. Lots of compliments

Here's a video from my second session passing an M4 and a 911. I was on the heals of a Cayman GT4, but checkered flag came out right when I was ready to take him. I average 1.55 in the video

My best time was 1.47.48 when there were no cars slowing me which is pretty damn good for me and that car (I'm barely intermediate)

Here's a video from a car behind me (courtesy of an Audi S4 owner)

Enjoy!!
 

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Cool Vid Megamike... the Cat has all the prey it wants to eat in a straight line... Not bad for a 4500 beast!
 

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Took the HC to the track for the first time and was very impressed with it's ability to grip on the hard turns at higher speeds with the stock tires.

- Breaks hold up for about 9 - 10 laps (2.21mi course with 14 turns), then start to get soggy. But that was expected from the weight of this thing. I also notices splatter in the engine compartment from the brake fluid boiling


My best time was 1.47.48 when there were no cars slowing me which is pretty damn good for me and that car (I'm barely intermediate)

Enjoy!!

Awesome video! Thanks for sharing. I'm really looking forward to track days with mine.

As for the brakes... It's Dot 3 brake fluid from factory I'd recommend Dot 4 fluid. DOT4 fluid is preferred for road racing because of it's higher boiling point. I'd also suggest flushing it after track day. Brake fluid takes some serious abuse at the track.
 

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Nice video.
When I ran my hellcat challenger at COTA the temperature was around 42 degrees and my brakes did great. I didn't have any boiling brake fluid but I did have a lot of brake dust under the hood. It also had a lot of small pieces of the super charger belt.
 

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Awesome video! Thanks for sharing. I'm really looking forward to track days with mine.

As for the brakes... It's Dot 3 brake fluid from factory I'd recommend Dot 4 fluid. DOT4 fluid is preferred for road racing because of it's higher boiling point. I'd also suggest flushing it after track day. Brake fluid takes some serious abuse at the track.
Yes exactly! I was told the same thing by a few of the other drivers there, so that will be done when it goes to the dealer this week.

What speeds did you hit on COTA after turn 11? Isn't it more than a 1/2 stretch?
 

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Very COOL!!! That car surprised me and I bet it surprised a lot of others!
 

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I really enjoyed the video. Most people who state these cars are 'straight line only' performers have never driven one around a track so they are just jealously putting them down without any real basis!
 

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come up to PBIR tomorrow night neighbor.. test and tune! what an amazing video! great driving. :cool:
Hey thanks!

Ah... good old Moroso Park. I'll make it up there next month to hit the drag strip. My front tires took a beating at the track on Sunday, so I will need to replace soon.
 

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Mike, I got side-tracked, by work. My brother goes to Sebring quite a bit. I rode with him once and it did seem a little ruff. He said Sebring would be a better choice for my Cat, due to the longer straights, as opposed to Barber. It sounds like Homestead might be a better choice. Do you know if the straights are as long or maybe longer than Sebring? Did you go with somebody, like, Chin?:D
 
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