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RyanB

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RyanB

So, not a tow vehicle, but truly a BA car.  840 HP.  770 TQ.  Insane 0-60 and quarter mile times.  This might be enough to bring me back over to MOPAR.

 

Lord, lead me not into temptation.  I can fid it myself.

 

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MadMan

9.6 sec quarter @ 140mph.  That's significant.

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Falko

This thing is banned by the NHRA from competition. It is a true BA production car.

Uses the car's AC system for intercooling.

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Falko

Most drag specific cars are automatic. Quicker and more consistent shifts, and easier on the drive train overall. 

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1HELLUVALIFE

NHRA rules require a roll cage on all vehicles at 9.99 and quicker or any vehicle running 135 mph or faster (regardless of e.t.).

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MadMan
11 minutes ago, Falko said:

Most drag specific cars are automatic. Quicker and more consistent shifts, and easier on the drive train overall. 

Yep, that is how it is at my track, but it's an absolute deal breaker for me.

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MUM3

Was just talking to a car dealer buddy of mine. He's got two Hellcats in stock right now - auto and manual. He said the manual is way easier to drive because the auto will upshift even during loss of traction, so you're sacrificing control. When drag racing, though, an auto will shift way faster than a manual.  This car was never intended as a twisty machine.  It's pure straight line...

For me, a manual is a must have for me. I'm now in an S4. Lack of manual options took S6 and S7 out of play. The Hellcat would be an interesting option. Maybe if they did a Tomcat with a manual?

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Falko
30 minutes ago, MadMan said:

Yep, that is how it is at my track, but it's an absolute deal breaker for me.

Yeah if you are going hooligan machine, manual is a must. 

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Falko
24 minutes ago, MUM3 said:

Was just talking to a car dealer buddy of mine. He's got two Hellcats in stock right now - auto and manual. He said the manual is way easier to drive because the auto will upshift even during loss of traction, so you're sacrificing control. When drag racing, though, an auto will shift way faster than a manual.  This car was never intended as a twisty machine.  It's pure straight line...

For me, a manual is a must have for me. I'm now in an S4. Lack of manual options took S6 and S7 out of play. The Hellcat would be an interesting option. Maybe if they did a Tomcat with a manual?

Owner's son has an S7 that I ride in frequently. Very nice car, not having the manual wouldn't bother me too much in it. The auto shifts very crisp and quick. Not as hard shift as popping a clutch, but for a luxo sport sedan it does very well. Handling for a car that size is incredible as well, actually for any size car it is pretty darn good. 

I honestly don't really get the Hellcat for street use. The power pretty much exceeds the tire grip with a standard SRT at 485hp, not sure what an extra 220hp will do to them. 

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MUM3
4 minutes ago, Falko said:

Owner's son has an S7 that I ride in frequently. Very nice car, not having the manual wouldn't bother me too much in it. The auto shifts very crisp and quick. Not as hard shift as popping a clutch, but for a luxo sport sedan it does very well. Handling for a car that size is incredible as well, actually for any size car it is pretty darn good. 

I honestly don't really get the Hellcat for street use. The power pretty much exceeds the tire grip with a standard SRT at 485hp, not sure what an extra 220hp will do to them. 

I know manuals are a vanishing breed, and that the PDKs/DCTs/and DSGs of the world will soon take over.  I'm holding on for now, though.  I still can't give up rev-matching, even though mine does it automatically.

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MadMan
10 minutes ago, Falko said:

Owner's son has an S7 that I ride in frequently. Very nice car, not having the manual wouldn't bother me too much in it. The auto shifts very crisp and quick. Not as hard shift as popping a clutch, but for a luxo sport sedan it does very well. Handling for a car that size is incredible as well, actually for any size car it is pretty darn good. 

I honestly don't really get the Hellcat for street use. The power pretty much exceeds the tire grip with a standard SRT at 485hp, not sure what an extra 220hp will do to them. 

There is no such thing as too much horsepower.

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jcon44

FYI, the Demon is auto only but you can still get a Hellcat, SRT and Scatpack in manual! :biggrin: may even be some slightly used Hellcats for sale once the Demon hits dealers.

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Falko
3 hours ago, MadMan said:

There is no such thing as too much horsepower.

Tell that to your insurance company. :lol:

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RyanB

I have a manual in my Cayman S.  If I were buying today, no doubt I would go with a PDK.  Better all the way around.

@jjackkrash, that Durango sounds sweet.  But I would still love to drive the Trackhawk.  

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2017-jeep-grand-cherokee-trackhawk-25-cars-worth-waiting-for-feature

 

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jjackkrash

The Trackhawk looks awesome, but only two rows of seats.  Thats a deal killer for the wife.  

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Sixball

The new Lincoln Navigator will have 450 HP three rows of nice seats. :whistle:

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RyanB

I hope they make some MAJOR improvements in the Navigator.  The current model seems at least two updates behind the GM full size SUVs.

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