Hellcats At The Dream Cruise

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth

If all the Hellcat news has whetted your appetite for an in-person meeting, here’s your chance.


Come see the man who pretended to set the cross-country illegal top speed record yo at Woodward and 13 Mile. While you’re at it, you can see both the Hellcat models and over sixty Dodge Vipers. Yeah, it’s only Friday, and personally I wouldn’t go to the Dream Cruise if you threatened my life — but if you want an early look at the 707-horsepower monsters that might go down in history as the apex of the second musclecar era, that’s the spot.

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  • SexCpotatoes SexCpotatoes on Aug 16, 2014

    Personally, I don't like the exhaust note. It sounds like it's idling at 4000 rpms with all the fast popping. If you want a lopey idle, and mean sounding exhaust the old 5.0 mustang H.O. engine with 2.5" exhaust and no mufflers is music to my ears.

  • I chatted with Dodge chief Tim Kuniskis who said there was more like this (Challenger/Charger) to come; chatted with Ralph Gilles, said hi to Richard Rawlings and various other folks. Chrysler/Dodge had great area at Woodward

  • Kosmo I, for one, and maybe only one, would buy a 5.0 L, stickshift variant of the sedan/hatchback that is Ford's "Not A Mustang EV" tomorrow.I'd buy the sportwagon version yesterday.
  • Akear I am counting the days when Barra retires. She has been one long nightmare for GM. People don't realize the Malibu outsells all GM EVs combined.
  • Redapple2 you say; most car reviewers would place it behind the segment stalwarts from Honda and Toyota,........................... ME: Always so. Every single day since the Accord / Camry introduction.
  • Akear GM sells only 3000 Hummer EVs annually. It is probably the worst selling vehicle in GM history.
  • Amwhalbi I agree, Ajla. This is theory, not reality - hence my comment that Americans don't like hatchbacks. But one of my neighbors bought one of the last Regal hatchbacks that were available for sae, and it is a darn nice car. I still think the idea makes sense, even if history is proving me wrong. And my sister does have a Legacy, which rides a bit higher than my Sonata, and that also is an excellent driver. Even if the general public doesn't concur with me.
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