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Almost forgot! There was this on the interstate! I have no idea of his gears etc. but basically neither of us got the better before we caught traffic, on a roll. It was pretty stout, because I was in the RE and the tires were NOT slipping. And, no I had no time or desire to whip out the phone except when I came up upon it to get this picture. Very friendly thumbs up then we tagged teamed making it thru some interesting traffic coming into the Cities from the NW. I was returning from BIR in late May last year driving on the OEM set of wheels/tires.

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Love the tubs. I want to build another one when I retire and move with more room. My Pro Street Monte. Even the cops would give me a thumbs up.
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That is a serious adversary. Driving that thing on city streets must be scary.

PS just finished some bolt ons and tune to my HC, you will have to let me take a crack at you when the snow melts.
It will be fun. At least the RE will be stable, by then all the bushings and suspension will be firmed up.

We both laid on them (it was up on 94), I guess the speeds were not supersonic, but that thing looked pretty stable all the way into the cities. We made short work of the distance from just east of Clearwater to 494.

May 4 at BIR, bring the Mustang up and do some lefts and rights also.
 

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My first kill on the streets.
In my Demon.

I had just left the dragstrip
For my first time.
Windows still marked
With race numbers.
I had 100 octane in the tank
With the 840hp mode on.

My car was loaded down with all
My gear.
My tires were super sticky
From racing all weekend.
Skinnys always on front.

In my rear view mirror
Just getting on the highway
Behind me is a bright yellow
Wedge.

I asked myself "Is that a Lamborghini?"

I slowed down a little
Let him come up to me.
I tapped the throttle to let him know.

He lined it up I gave him the hit.
I put it to the floor.
I was feeling confidence
After just leaving the strip.
I had all my gear weighing the car
Down and it hooked.
The asphalt was fresh.
Stripes look like they were just put on it yesterday.
It was like a dragstrip.

The supercharger whine.
Then the front end comes up
The weight transfered
And I was gone! left on him like
He was standing there.

Then I slowed down again.
He wants more of that.
I let him up to my door
Gave him the hit.
I floored it again.
Left on him
And his yellow Gallardo Spyder
With his top down.
He turned off after that one
He went home to lick his wounds.

The chances of seeing
A Lamborghini on the street or anywhere around here
Are slim to none.

The chances of racing one
After I left the dragstrip
1 in a million.

I think I had more fun on the
Street than at the dragstrip.
 

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Some awesome stories guys! I really thought I was going to have a good story today... I noticed a bright green Porsche GT3RS riding my a** at every light and every turn... so I decided to migrate towards the freeway. Well what do you know he follows me. I get on the freeway and move towards the far left lane... he violently gets up behind me and then changes lanes to get next to me. We were clear for about half a mile ahead of us so I double tapped the SRT button and right as I downshift I see the front of his car start to lift out of the corner of my eye (the green was like slimer from ghostbusters) so I put my foot to it. I could feel it spinning but the car was staying straight so I worked through it and I quickly noticed that the Grinch was not next to me... was he behind me? Nope. Above me.... nope. Finally I see it in the exit lane getting off the freeway. I dont even know if he tried to pull and then bailed or if he immediately turned off. I was excited because I know those cars are pretty damn fast... and it would have been interesting to see the outcome. Oddly enough I underestimate my car a lot. Maybe a win against something like that Porsche will help me put a mental note of what the cat is capable of.
 

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I would think you would have demolished a gt3. Another story if it was a gt2.
Yeah they are monsters, don’t they run mid 9s? Any idea what their half mile trap speed is?
 

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1 day after buying my Charger HC I went to Biloxi, Ms for Crusing The Coast weekend... After driving around slowly in traffic and showing off I decided it was time to return to my buddy's place in Ocean Springs, Ms. We pulled up at the red light in front of Golden Nugget Casino where a Porsche 911 and Ferrari 458 Italia both pulled up on each side of me. We all casually left the red light (mistake on their part) and approached the Ocean Springs bridge. Once we reached 40 MPH everyone took off, Porsche was left behind and my Charger HC and the Ferrari were neck and neck at approximately 150 MPH (he could not leave the Cat). Once the traffic allowed I pulled up right next to him and he then opted to get off at the next exit and would not continue the race... Basically my 4 door ($49K) family sedan almost and I believe would've beat this $250K Ferrari on the open Interstate while we were both running WOT. I still ***** at my buddy that was in my car for not thinking to record this on his phone... Also beat several modded Mustangs and Camaros. Would like to pull up to a CTSV.
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I have had my HC for a while now and I only went against my friend in his Hellcat. I have alot of cars try that I dont pay attention to. I did reel in a ferrari 458 and he was very upset. I dont do much on the street, cops around here are brutal.
 

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Only cars that try me on the street are usually scat packs....I play along sometimes if I'm in the mood. A Honda Civic SI coupe zoomed past me and cut me off the other day, I thought that was pretty funny.

I caught a C6 ZR1 over the summer same color as my charger. Baited him but he wasn't going for it.
 
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Had a modded ZL1 that wanted to play on the highway last weekend. We lined up and then took off from 70mph. My Redeye pulled away right away and just widened the gap. He backed off at about 150mph and then so did I. As he passed by, back at the posted speed limit mind you, he and his passenger gave me the thumbs up and nods of acknowledgement. It was a fun experience with a couple of guys enjoying fast cars. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I never took my car out of auto mode, which is set all to street other than steering which is set to sport!
 

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This isn't a hellcat but a brand new 2010 r/t classic with a Magnacharger and jba headers in about March of 2010. I was west bound on 70 just east of "Mexico City" and one of those white with orange striped 2 ss camaros came up on the left side and bumped it, so I downshift to 4th with 3.92 gears it was sounding pretty sporting the camaro hit it and I left him..... He comes up again and did the 3 beeps this time, again same result. his girlfriend laughed and gave me a thumbs up he looked like he was talking to himself. being he has a ls3 6 speed with 425 hp and me and my 375 hp rated heavy car. glad that was a tvs and it was breathing through the stock airbox at the time so he had to wonder.
or take it back to dealer and ask wtf.
 

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Story time guys... street victims. Anybody pull on something they thought they couldnt? Or vice versa?

The cat was stock for about 3 months and in that time I only had one Maserati that I had to put the business to, nothing else was worth it. And by that I mean not an frs or a corolla on 17s. Haha

Since the build not much at all. I had an R8 next to me a few weeks back where the owner rolled down his window and gave me one of those “dont you know this is an R8 and you just have a slow dodge“ looks. So I goosed it a little to make sure a thousand horsepower echoed throughout his expensive VW and....... he turned left, immediately. I had a new ZL1 1LE try to pull away from me on an on ramp, but I reeled him in like he was tied to something. Other than those... nothing.

When I had my Daytona 392 it was at least 5 times a day someone would be doing a fly-by on me or weaving through traffic to get next to me at a light, and I thought after I bought the hellcat it would be worse. Because of the reputation of the car I thought people would be using me as a benchmark, that notch on their belt of either beating a hellcat or “I almost had him”. But its not like that at all, I either get a thumbs up from an older guy on a Harley or a dirty look from the lady in the Tahoe who has to roll the window up to talk on the phone because my car is so damn loud.

What are everyone’s street experiences in their cats? Thought it would be cool to hear some stories since all the Hellcat YouTube videos I see are of them losing because “they are heavy boats”.

Redeye beats up on stock z06s and most Ferrari at over 70 all day I can now attest
 

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FWIW I learned a few months ago that the BMW R1000RR HP2 or whatever the hell it is Sportbike will simply F-off into the distance with no hesitation. I came from Sportbikes, and yeah, the last 15 years there's been some insanity afoot... Nothing has left the Hellcat as absolutely comically flat footed from a roll. Was fun to be reminded that Car quick in a straight line is nothing compared to literbike in good conditions quick.
 

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Redeye beats up on stock z06s and most Ferrari at over 70 all day I can now attest
This is why I'm really leaning away from another Hellcat or Redeye. Where they shine is pointless and illegal EVERYWHERE, so the 70-doesn't matter is irrelevant. I have no use for 1/4 mile times, (odd that I'm in a Hellcat I know), but the 0-60 or 0-80 is far more likely, fun, and in a great many places perfectly legal. Something most owners of 700HP plus vehicles haven't figured out yet, but kind of suspect? 700HP means pretty much dick on the streets without AWD from 0-80 or so. Proof? Simple, real world WRX STi or RS5, we all tiptoe around, but we also know that from 0-60 or so a mildly tuned AWD car simply Pisses off to about 60-70 you know, where we all spend 90% of our time? Only advantage of the silly HP numbers is from a Roll (above 40 in the Hellcat it seems), or of course from 60 - kind of doesn't matter cause you're going to jail immediately.

Also, I try not to confuse "beats up" a Ferrari or ANY Exotic, with Owners not willing to risk their $300K plus cars playing around on the highway, especially with a Muscle Car often driven by the maladjusted. :) Even when easily afforded, well within budget, the exotic Super and Hyper cars carry a lot of responsibility way beyond an $95K Hot Rod. That and most Super Car owners, just like Hellcat and Redeye owners, are not trained, have no real track experience, nor formal training of any kind so they don't know where limits are, don't know what their car feels like above 170mph.

Fun example, I just drove a C7 Z51 Stingray yesterday. From the line 0-60 or so The Vette "FELT" so much quicker than the Hellcats that even though it's slower "technically" it just doesn't matter.
 

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700HP means pretty much dick on the streets without AWD from 0-80 or so. Proof? Simple, real world WRX STi or RS5, we all tiptoe around, but we also know that from 0-60 or so a mildly tuned AWD car simply Pisses off to about 60-70
Throw some of these on and STIs will no longer hurt you feelings
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I just drove a C7 Z51 Stingray yesterday. From the line 0-60 or so The Vette "FELT" so much quicker
an NA C7 feels stronger than a HC?

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