When we talk about how tech can affect your driving experience, you may think about everyday uses like navigation systems, Bluetooth connectivity or SiriusXM radio. You may even consider such things as parking sensors and rear view cameras, but horsepower? Probably wouldn’t cross your mind.
The speedy folks at Glenn’s Freedom Dodge in Lexington wanted me to tell you that one of the biggest modern engineering feats Dodge has accomplished to date is the 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. It’s 707 horses of pure power that can turn your ever day driver into an unexpected beast!
If you don’t think 707 horsepower is big deal, consider this: “an Oshkosh M1070A1 heavy equipment transporter [Military Grade Transporter] has 700 horsepower, and it tows 70-ton tanks around battlefields for a living.” Why would you need that for a daily drive? Because it’s AWESOME!
The people at Dodge also know that sometimes, your not-so-good-at-driving friends may ask you if they can borrow your car to go pick up some dry cleaning and you DO NOT want them to drive all 707 horsepower around! So the engineers have made it possible to control who gets what amount of power, and you have the keys. Literally. When you buy a new 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, you get two keys – one red and one black. Let’s see the difference between the 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat keys:
The black one limits the engine to “only” 500 horsepower. Only… HA! There’s also a valet mode that forces the automatic transmission to start only while in second gear, as well as upshift faster than it usually does, disables the paddle shifters and prevents disabling of the traction and stability control systems. This keeps your teenage son or your friends who you don’t think can handle 707 horsepower out of trouble – along with keeping them from wrecking your sweet, sweet ride!
A representative for Dodge is quoted as saying;
“It’s a Hellcat. If the red key’s in the car, the red key always wins.”
Good enough for me!
If you think you’re ready to take on the herd of horses a 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat will give you, stop by your race-ready Lexington Dodge dealer, Glenn’s Freedom CDJR, and take one for a spin. Make you get pre-qualified to buy a new car online so you can lock in those amazingly low APRs, and while you’re at it, ask the team about the latest new Dodge specials! Just because you’re ready to go all-out on horsepower doesn’t mean you need to pay full price!