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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2017, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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840 HP 2018 Dodge Challenger

Any members planning to get one? Details here:

http://www.motortrend.com/cars/dodge...t-look-review/

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 06:37 AM
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Re: 840 HP 2018 Dodge Challenger

I like it but would still rather have a '70 Hemi Cuda.

I was fortunate to grow up in that era when the gov't and insurance companies went berserk over 400-500 horsepower cars. None of them seem to be blinking an eye at the current horsepower wars where the numbers are in the 700-800 range.

Certainly makes going to Saturday morning coffee and cars fun.
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Re: 840 HP 2018 Dodge Challenger

I just cannot imagine what a lay person would do with that much horsepower.

I have been away from Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) events too long to know if there is anything that they do these days where a vehicle of that size and horse power would be good. Years ago drag strips were fairly common. Is this still true?

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It's impressive, but not real practical. Aren't there plans to put that engine in a Jeep GC? Soccer moms could terrorize Walmarts all over the country!!

Yes George, drag strips still exist. Tune in to ESPN or FS1 and watch the NHRA and IHRA competitions.

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Re: 840 HP 2018 Dodge Challenger

For me, it would be fun just to own one!

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Re: 840 HP 2018 Dodge Challenger

Saw an TV commercial last night Jeep is coming out with a 707 HP Grand Cherokee.

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Re: 840 HP 2018 Dodge Challenger

It looks like they took the issues with getting the power to the road on the Hellcat and made a sweet ride.


The Trackhawk GC is going to be sweet as well. I looked for a SRT GC but couldn't find one for a decent price. Also heard they eat thru tires (No surprise) but every 6-10K vs 12-20K for other High profile Summer tires

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It's impressive, but not real practical. Aren't there plans to put that engine in a Jeep GC? Soccer moms could terrorize Walmarts all over the country!!

Yes George, drag strips still exist. Tune in to ESPN or FS1 and watch the NHRA and IHRA competitions.
I should have been more clear. I am writing about local strips where you take your daily driver and just compete for fun.

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I should have been more clear. I am writing about local strips where you take your daily driver and just compete for fun.

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Like drive-in movies many have disappeared but many drag strips have survived. I live within an easy drive of 3-4 of them. Most all have nights where you can race anything you like.
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Saw an TV commercial last night Jeep is coming out with a 707 HP Grand Cherokee.
http://www.carscoops.com/2017/04/201...hawk-is_9.html

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