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Daily driver SRT 392 or Hellcat?

Which would make a better daily driver the SRT 392 or the Hellcat? The car will not be driven in the snow and I do not have a long commute to work.
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I'd go with the Hellcat if I could afford it. Already has tons of power, wouldn't need to dump too much money in upgrades in the long run. Plus, there's the black key.

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The 392's 485 hp is more than enough power for the street. However, if you occasionally go to the track and want something unique, buy the Hellcat. Also, I think that the Hellcat has a better chance of appreciation in the long term that the average Challenger.

Not that it's a concern, but you will lose a little mileage with the 6.2 supercharged Hemi:

6.2 Hellcat- 13/21 mpg
6.4 (392) SRT- 15/25 mpg


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Agree. Either one is fine as a daily driver, in addition to Black Key both have Valet Mode that chops power to about 300 up and locks out first gear so even in snow or bad weather, there would be no issues with too much power.


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Before the Hellcat was introduced, the same question was asked about the RT vs. The 392. Well, I owned a RT and frequently utilized about 3/4 to 100% of its available power on the street. I wanted more. I now have a 392 and consistently use about 1/2 to 3/4 of its power. If I owned a Hellcat, I would use about 1/2 of its available power on the street. So, get a Hellcat and use less power until the conditions dictate.

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Which would make a better daily driver the SRT 392 or the Hellcat? The car will not be driven in the snow and I do not have a long commute to work.
Buy an SXT with a V6! You'll love driving it for about half to 2/3 rds. the cost of either of your other choices. If you have doubts, rent one for 2 to 3 weekends and see how you feel about it after that.

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All entirely up to you and what matters to you and what not. I'd say the 392 is perfect for DD duty. A good friend of mine traded in his Camaro SS for a hellcat. He used to DD the Camaro through all 4 seasons. Not even close with his hellcat it turned into a nice day only once or twice a week car. Even though he can afford gas he doesn't like filling up every few days. Constant worry in the back of his mind if someone is going to ding his ride just from running into a store etc.

Just my opinion and I don't blame him really I mean it's a really nice car
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DD I will say SRT all day long. When you say track the Hellcat should rock 1/4 mile but that is lot of speed and power for a door slammer with no cage. Also if you can hook it up. I am strong believe in once a car goes over 500HP it is actually slower on a road course. Why I picked a SRT with electronic suspension and a 6 spd manual. More than enough power to get you into trouble fast if you loose respect. The Hellcat is going to be struggling to find hook up and will be all over the track after 2 laps of spinning tires. I drove a couple and could have bought one for about 4K more than SRT if I wanted one. Dealer has 13 of them. So much for the collectability. SRT is very well balanced from the factory. Add the beefier roll bars and front and rear strut braces and you got your self a very capable road course car. Probably as good or better than 70's Trans Am race.car. Power is pretty close but the edge to the race car. Handling and traction goes to the modern car hands down. Brakes- No contest modern car. Weight advantage race car. If you are just about drag racing and smoking the tires at 80MPH the Hellcat is for you. First I would suggest shopping insurance first. My buddy just got his bill. 3 times the money than to insure his 360 Ferrari Spider which is worth more! Its the #1 car now wrecked within 5 miles of the dealership. Once he say the his insurance bill "Looks like I will burn up a set rear tires and be trading this baby in". All depends what you at looking for. Roasting the tires at 80 is pretty cool the first couple of times. Then it just gets expensive.

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DD I will say SRT all day long. When you say track the Hellcat should rock 1/4 mile but that is lot of speed and power for a door slammer with no cage. Also if you can hook it up. I am strong believe in once a car goes over 500HP it is actually slower on a road course. Why I picked a SRT with electronic suspension and a 6 spd manual. More than enough power to get you into trouble fast if you loose respect. The Hellcat is going to be struggling to find hook up and will be all over the track after 2 laps of spinning tires. I drove a couple and could have bought one for about 4K more than SRT if I wanted one. Dealer has 13 of them. So much for the collectability. SRT is very well balanced from the factory. Add the beefier roll bars and front and rear strut braces and you got your self a very capable road course car. Probably as good or better than 70's Trans Am race.car. Power is pretty close but the edge to the race car. Handling and traction goes to the modern car hands down. Brakes- No contest modern car. Weight advantage race car. If you are just about drag racing and smoking the tires at 80MPH the Hellcat is for you. First I would suggest shopping insurance first. My buddy just got his bill. 3 times the money than to insure his 360 Ferrari Spider which is worth more! Its the #1 car now wrecked within 5 miles of the dealership. Once he say the his insurance bill "Looks like I will burn up a set rear tires and be trading this baby in". All depends what you at looking for. Roasting the tires at 80 is pretty cool the first couple of times. Then it just gets expensive.
I had a Scat Pack and now a Hellcat. The Hellcat shines on a road course. The big power difference is really noticeable in the long straight aways. I'm a very novice driver and felt like I had the Hellcat under complete control on the road course. I definitely agree with all of your observations on more of an autocross course. The Hellcat struggles a little bit in that area at least with a beginner like me driving.
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