I’m not gonna lie to you: the first time I drove the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, it kind of scared the shit out of me just a little bit.
The roads were still damp from the rain that fell before sunrise. I took the Hellcat onto a long, open, empty street, gave it what I considered a moderate amount of throttle, and was met with wheelspin and a rear end that nearly went sideways. This was how I first learned driving the Hellcat is a constant exercise in holding back, even when you’re going hard or ripping sick burnouts.
Jesus, I thought to myself, is it really going to be this nuts?
Later that evening it was raining even harder, but I had somewhere to be, so I took the Hellcat out but eventually resigned myself to its “limited” 500 horsepower mode. My disappointment over not being able to control the weather — not yet, anyway, I’m working on this machine and all it needs is some plutonium — was palpable. Even in that mode it was ornery in the wet.
Text Source: Jalopnik
Author: Patrick George