Yeah, there's a guy here in town with an SXT badged up with HC badges. It has a muffler and resonator delete. He's one of those 19-21yr old street drifter wannabes that has moderate body damage on all 4 corners of the car. He does it to intentionally annoy people. I've met him at C&C a couple times. It's offensively loud and sounds horrible. However, he still falls into the "my car is a prop" group, as he's doing it for attention. Overwhelming negative attention is still a lot of attention. When you talk to him, he comes across as one of those guys who's just taking the piss all nonchalant like. "Yeah, this car is stupid, everybody in town knows this car." That attitude is learned behavior though because he went a long way to try and make it a semi-believable fake. HC hood, SRT performance spoiler, the big HC billboard stickers, HC front fascia. Of course he doesn't have the Brembo brakes and he left the fog lights in the lower fascia, which are dead giveaways. When the car fires up, there's no denying that it's a V6 though. He used to try telling people it was a Super Stock due to the small brakes on the front, but folks started calling him out... hence the current flippant attitude about owning a joke car. That thing started out as a serious attempt at passing off a clone, but he started getting called out a lot.
What I see a lot of down here in Tallahassee are actual Hellcats that are trying to be Redeyes. I went to C&C this past weekend and there were 4 HCs including mine. 1 "normal" Hellcat, and 2 other Redeyes. Both of those Redeyes were fakes. Before I got my Redeye, I never really paid attention under the hood as to the differences between the two when the hood is open. Both of those fake Redeyes had green belts and Redeye supercharger emblems. However, neither of them had the driver's side plumbing for the chiller. I ran their VINs for fun and both of them were 2015 and 2016 Hellcats that had done hood swaps and upbadge jobs. Both owners were representing their cars as Redeyes. One of them came over to my car and said, "That's my Redeye over there, how are you liking yours?" I told him that I was really enjoying mine, but asked him where his Redeye was because that one was a 2015 Hellcat. "You're a funny guy..." and he walked off.
I get honest fun. Cars like that Prius with the HC engine in it or overtly stupid upbadge jobs like 98 Ram trucks running around with TRX badges (it's a thing). Sadly, those folks are a minority, as most of the fakes I see are attempts at misleading people. The intent of the build matters. I've got no issue with people who want to build something silly for fun... it's their money, do whatever. But, when a car is built to try and mislead people by an owner who's serious about trying to pass it off as the real deal... that's not cool.