HECK YEAH!!! ( ...or would "Hell" be more appropo?!! :fing02: ) CTS-V ain't got SH!T on no Hellcat on a bad day! Magnetic ride or not... GM engineers are scrambling!!! LMAO :arms:
Agreed - that vid doesn't prove a thing. At my road course, which is 3 miles around, 20 challenging corners and lots of elevation changes (in short - a driver's track) there are 2 guys up there that run CTS-V's. With one - I'm faster; with the other guy (an instructor ) he usually hands me my ass back on a plate - unless it's raining . . . then I sometimes can beat him.Sorry guys, but the wagon wasn't modded other than the 3 yr old tires it had on and in that turn he actually let Ralph pass. (There were a couple turns prior he actually wanted to do so but got sideways out of Ralph's camera. He up'd a video from his car.) He did say the Hellcat was torching him on the straights though and just wanted to see what it could do/sound like pulling away down a straight. (I actually know the driver from another forum) Not being a ctsv fanboy since I own one but until I see them on the street and know both drivers, videos like this don't mean a whole lot. With this much power it'll be a driver's car/race. I don't see the gen 3 V coming close in HP to the Hellcat (guessing 600-620 tops) but it will be based off the lighter current ATS platform so it won't be a slouch. I've got 100% certainty the V won't touch the exhaust note of the Hellcat though, that thing is pure intoxication. I do agree, not producing a 300 version is a sad, sad mistake. I'm not a big fan of the Charger and 2 doors on the Chally limits buyers.
Spot on as usual!!! I'm young enough that I missed the horsepower wars from the original muscle car era but not so young I can't recall the sad horsepowerless era of the 80s so I am LOVING this recent surge of powerful vehicles. I too wish Dodge would build your beast, as I know you know how to drive and feedback from someone like yourself goes well beyond a random video. My current V is nice (considerably better on the inside and with regard to ride quality/handling than my 07 300 SRT was) but for whatever reason I'm not hooked on it. It's fast (again, faster than my previous car) but it's a bit too tame IMO. There's nothing tame about the Hellcat which I kinda like. And like you stated, it really is looking like the best value for the money right now. Get building Dodge, my man here needs to drop some knowledge on us all!For me, the bottom line is this: never has there been such a great choice of really good drivers' cars on the market as right now. And the Hellcat seems like the best bargain, at this point in time. I am certain that the Hellcat can be an awesome road course car, and I hope to prove that to be true (if Dodge ever gets around to confirming my order and building my car .