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Supporting evidence for what? Evidence is not needed for what I said... and on top of that there is plenty of supporting out there already. You might be better off listening more and talking less.
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Agree with what others have said. All week long I drive an anemic Elantra for work. The thing does 0-60 in almost 10 seconds flat. When I get into the wife's Challenger that 5.7 0-60 time seems fast, but once I get in my Mazda I'm reminded of how much slower the Challenger is. It's all about perspective. My Mazda is awful down low because I spin like no other, but past 60 it's fast. Ultimately, the Challenger is so much better ride and comfort wise compared to everything else I drive though. My only complaint is the god awful sound system in it. The stock radio/speakers are hands down the worst I've ever heard.

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I daily drive my RT after winter and after a week or two of driving it i feel like its not fast enough. like its not throwing my back in the seat enough or isnt enough power to scare me. So im working on selling my 73 and my 14 rt to pay for a hellcat. That should be enough power to scare me haha
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I daily drive my RT after winter and after a week or two of driving it i feel like its not fast enough. like its not throwing my back in the seat enough or isnt enough power to scare me. So im working on selling my 73 and my 14 rt to pay for a hellcat. That should be enough power to scare me haha
That's an interesting perspective. That "oh holy hell!" seat-of-your-pants feeling you get from a fast car has got to be one of the most pleasurable feelings in life. Plus, with the Hellcat, you get the added effect of the supercharger whine added to the mix. I'd figure it would be an intoxicating symphony of speed and sound.

From my perspective, the R/T is certainly "fast" based on the 0-60 and quarter-mile times, especially compared to my old-as-dirt Mustang. The Hellcat, with it's sub-4 second zero-to-60 time, would probably feel "stupid fast". It sounds like that's exactly what you're looking for. Hope you get it!

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I hear that the 5.7 R/T isn't considered a fast car by quite a few auto enthusiasts. While there are many performance vehicles that are much faster, the argument is pretty much subjective at best. In your own opinion, is the Challenger R/T 5.7 a fast car or not? And what constitutes a car to be considered 'fast'?

When I test drove the SXT v6, R/T 5.7 and SRT with 392 there wasn't much difference in feeling as far as acceleration goes between the SXT and R/T so between those two models I would go with the SXT V6.


Major deal breaker is the SRT 392 as that will pin you to the seat.
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I drove an SXT for fifteen months before trading in for an R/T. My impression after my initial R/T test drive was that the difference in acceleration was apparent, at least to me. I have never sat in an SRT and probably never will as I am not a track guy, but do like to tinker and mod. My advice would be this ... unless you care about the V8 sound, I would go with the SXT or even the SXT Plus. It has more power than you will ever need and still push you back in the seat.
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There is about a 141ft-lb and 70HP difference between an SXT and RT...that should be more than noticeable.



Just like it is quite noticeable difference between an RT and SP (60ft-lb and 110HP difference).

Actually, this reminds me of the topic where people were saying the SP felt quicker than the HC.
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