With Hellcat fever still in full swing — as both the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat are now hitting dealers in full 707-hp form — the first injuries to metal and pride have begun to pile up. Seeing the carnage among his fellow owners, one Hellcat customer has taken it upon himself to issue the seven commandments of Hellcat ownership so that those Peter Parkers can finally understand: With great power comes great responsiblity.
Underneath the occasionally foul language in the video below comes some basic common sense, such as when to use the black key (never) and how to use the dash’s launch control and shift points to ensure that some Prius owner doesn’t come away with a story about declawing a Hellcat at a traffic light.
“I shouldn’t have to make this video. I shouldn’t have to tell you these things,” the Hellcat owner’s William Wallace says. “I’m just sick and tired of seeing the Hellcat losing.”
From there, the rules expand to cover those moments when the Hellcat stumbles into a mismatch at the drag strip — notably against all-wheel-drive supercars and the Telsa Model S. The Hellcat may bend all the rules about what’s possible in a Detroit muscle car, but it can’t break the laws of physics.
(Warning: Again, graphic language ahead)
THINK BEFORE YOU RACE…
I’m getting sick and tired of seeing HELLCAT getting its ASS KICKED in races.
“He musta had the BLACK KEY”
Always drive with the red key!!!
The computer allows you to customize the power output so that even if you have the Redkey you can turn down the boost to make the car easy to drive on the street.
“he missed the light” / “he red lighted”
Use the god damn shift light system (Picture included)
Starting to feel like I’m the only person who knows how to drive this damn car.