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(Jalopnik)   The first mass-produced 200mph family car will soon be available. What could possibly go wrong?   (jalopnik.com ) divider line 59
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2014-08-14 07:01:05 PM  
One word: teenagers
 
2014-08-14 07:48:06 PM  
Unless Dodge outsourced the design and build of the steering the sight of overturned and flipping dodges will be common. Failure to replace tires after putting less than 200 miles on them at high speed will bring the adventure of tire blow out and serving across traffic back to US highways.
 
2014-08-14 08:50:52 PM  
In 1999 Suzuki unveiled the Hayabusa.  For $9,999.00 you got a bike that did 194 mph off the show room floor.  And it handled great.
 
2014-08-14 08:51:32 PM  
VROOM! VROOM!
 
2014-08-14 08:52:10 PM  
"The tires will only last for about fifteen minutes, but it's OK because the fuel runs out in twelve."

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-08-14 08:54:05 PM  
Have an R/T Challenger...

Want.
 
2014-08-14 08:54:50 PM  
That 700hp engine is going to put the price well out of the "family car" snack bracket. Also, that thing might hit 200mph but it's going to handle so bad at those speeds that you're going to want to opt for the Scotchguard on the seats.
 
2014-08-14 08:54:58 PM  

2wolves: In 1999 Suzuki unveiled the Hayabusa.  For $9,999.00 you got a bike that did 194 mph off the show room floor.  And it handled great.


Did you strap the kids and groceries onto the back of it?
 
2014-08-14 08:59:28 PM  
Is it wrong that I want one.  Sure the electrical will go bad on it in 5 years, but OH, I want one.
 
2014-08-14 09:02:07 PM  

Panty Sniffer: 2wolves: In 1999 Suzuki unveiled the Hayabusa.  For $9,999.00 you got a bike that did 194 mph off the show room floor.  And it handled great.

Did you strap the kids and groceries onto the back of it?


For the price of the Dodge I'd feel comfortable you could buy two 'Busas and weld them together.  Perhaps three or four.
 
2014-08-14 09:04:42 PM  
Actually, this car would be best utilized as a family car. I heartily advocate those who buy them driving around with their families - especially any children they may have produced.
i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-14 09:05:39 PM  
Not even a race mechanic could handle a Porsche at 100.

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-14 09:05:46 PM  
Meh. Would still prefer the Porsche Panamera Turbo S. "Only" 190 mph but looks better.

/on the other side, my dick isn't that small
 
2014-08-14 09:08:32 PM  
I drove a rental v-6 charger with four people and beach stuff inside.  It was pretty fast (compared to what I'm used to)!

/please send me a SRT-8 Jeep!
 
2014-08-14 09:16:43 PM  

Barfmaker: That 700hp engine is going to put the price well out of the "family car" snack bracket. Also, that thing might hit 200mph but it's going to handle so bad at those speeds that you're going to want to opt for the Scotchguard on the seats.


Yeah, if the regular SRT8 hasn't been a real problem, the Hellcat won't either... since it will be at least another ten grand with even more abysmal fuel mileage. Sure, it would be fun, but no way in hell will this thing be used as a regular family car... if you have kids, you MIGHT opt for the Hemi in the R/T, but that's it.

ski9600: I drove a rental v-6 charger with four people and beach stuff inside.  It was pretty fast (compared to what I'm used to)!


I had one as a rental last year too. It was actually a pretty darn good car- felt much more capable than I expected it to be. As great as a V-8 sounds, if I were in the mood to buy a Charger, I'm not 100% sure I'd go for the Hemi with as usable as the V-6 was in that thing.
 
2014-08-14 09:19:59 PM  

Wake Up Sheeple: Not even a race mechanic could handle a Porsche at 100.

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Race mechanic or not, everyone over the age of 70 should be required to take a driving test on a yearly basis.  A 100 year old guy driving a Porsche is scary and I do not want him on the road with me.
 
2014-08-14 09:33:01 PM  
Reminds me of a modern Pontiac Grand Am with a different hood.
 
2014-08-14 09:41:44 PM  
Love my charger.  The plastic bad seat is fun for cornering.... Can't imagine it with 700hp.  It's quick enough already as is.
 
2014-08-14 09:50:54 PM  
this is the doing of a desperate corporation willing to kill to survive.
 
2014-08-14 09:58:29 PM  
Its going to make a fast, if not hard to handle, police stealth supercar. I said stealth because nobody outside of merica would consider it a supercar.

And the Lancer EVO would beat it.
 
2014-08-14 10:04:32 PM  

aiiee: this is the doing of a desperate corporation willing to kill to survive.


You haven't been paying attention. Chrysler is pretty healthy right now. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was a major home run that gave enough of a cash infusion for them to keep going strong. The Charger/300 still sell well, the 200 looks like a perfectly good car (Chrysler hasn't had a competitive midsize car in years). The Dart isn't bad, but just not selling great. The new Cherokee I see pretty much everywhere.

Chrysler's back.
 
2014-08-14 10:05:42 PM  

Lonestar: Its going to make a fast, if not hard to handle, police stealth supercar. I said stealth because nobody outside of merica would consider it a supercar.

And the Lancer EVO would beat it.


Not stock it won't. This thing runs 11.02s right off the showroom floor. Supposed to be in the 10's with drag tires. I own a pretty fast Evo VIII and I promise you I'm nowhere near the 10s. Could probably get it there if I was willing to drop $20k or so, but this is a factory stock car.
 
2014-08-14 10:37:10 PM  
Let me know when we finally have a mass-produced, ordinary car that will break 200 miles an hour per gallon.
 
2014-08-14 10:39:35 PM  
And is, guaranteed, faster than anything Steve McQueen owned.
 
2014-08-14 11:15:00 PM  
I want one, but will drive it with the 300mph setting and not ever revving the engine.  I watched the video where Jay Leno demoed it and it eats 1.5 gallons per minute with the pedal down. Reminds me of my '78 Camaro where I could watch the gas gauge drop as I accelerated on the highway.
 
2014-08-14 11:16:15 PM  

rev. dave: I want one, but will drive it with the 300mph setting and not ever revving the engine.  I watched the video where Jay Leno demoed it and it eats 1.5 gallons per minute with the pedal down. Reminds me of my '78 Camaro where I could watch the gas gauge drop as I accelerated on the highway.


I meant 300hp... oh man what a mistake.
 
2014-08-14 11:18:04 PM  
So this car is 27 mph faster than my car. Who cares. It could be 127 mph faster and I'm still not going to drive it at top end on the highway anyway. But still neat.
 
2014-08-14 11:18:11 PM  
Meh. I'd rather have an HSV.
 
2014-08-14 11:30:24 PM  

ski9600: I drove a rental v-6 charger with four people and beach stuff inside.  It was pretty fast (compared to what I'm used to)!

/please send me a SRT-8 Jeep!


Yeah, I thought I wanted the V8 until I drove the new V6.  300 horsepower is more than enough to get into trouble with plus I'm getting 30 MPG.
 
2014-08-14 11:38:17 PM  
Them Duke boys are gonna get in a mess of trouble.

my Dixie wrecked
 
2014-08-14 11:45:00 PM  

jso2897: Actually, this car would be best utilized as a family car. I heartily advocate those who buy them driving around with their families - especially any children they may have produced.
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Safer then a Prius or Smart car. My son loves being picked up from school in my Challenger R/T.

He always asks if we could get one with 4 doors. If manual transmission is an option I might think about it.

/manual transmission is so hard to find.
 
2014-08-15 12:11:41 AM  

phlegmmo: One word: teenagers


Isn't this supposed to have a owner-operated lockout function, so if you give it to a novice driver, you can set the limiter?
 
2014-08-15 12:25:50 AM  

eurotrader: Unless Dodge outsourced the design and build of the steering the sight of overturned and flipping dodges will be common. Failure to replace tires after putting less than 200 miles on them at high speed will bring the adventure of tire blow out and serving across traffic back to US highways.


It's very challenging to overturn a modern sedan/coupe on a regular road surface. It's generally only when you hit a curb or go off the road and furrow into the soil that a car will trip.  In over 400 crashes reconstructed I only ever saw one car roll "untripped" and it was a late 90s Camaro (back in the early 00s) on a highway that had run on a flat rear right tire long enough to fully separate the tread from the side walls, and there was evidence of two over-correcting steering inputs that led to the rim digging into the road surface and tripping the vehicle. It was a convertible, both unbelted occupants were tossed and luckily survived, but the driver lost an eye to a spruce in the ditch.

SUVs and pickups with their higher centres of gravity generally require some creative countering over-steer inputs to get them to tip, but I've never seen or heard of one roll from just exceeding the critical speed of a curve, that is until it hits the grass and starts to furrow.  On the other hand commercial trucks are super easy to roll, especially ones with shifting loads like a tanker.

/csb
 
2014-08-15 12:38:37 AM  

Lonestar: Its going to make a fast, if not hard to handle, police stealth supercar. I said stealth because nobody outside of merica would consider it a supercar.

And the Lancer EVO would beat it.


Supercar generally refers to a total package - not just a big engine, but weight reduction through exotic materials and an advanced suspension and handling setup as well.

This is more of a muscle car - built to sound great and go like hell in a straight line, but not built to eat up road courses.

An Evo could likely beat it on a course involving enough turns, but in a straight line with a competent driver the Charger would win.  The driver would make a lot of difference though - putting that much power through only two wheels requires some skill to launch effectively.
 
2014-08-15 12:39:23 AM  
My old bike can do up to 156MPH (or 256KM/H) according the the specs.

Pretty fast enough for me... due to speed limits I'll never bother trying to get to that speed, but after a quick throttle twist when some cars were asses and tried to run me off the road, I learned how quickly it could reach a pretty darn fast speed without even breaking a sweat, leaving them behind instantly, and have me look down and see the fastest speed I've ever clocked.

The worse part is the power of the engine was so strong that I didn't even feel it... it was me looking in my mirror and seeing them gone and though... how did I do that (in about 3 seconds)?
 
2014-08-15 12:43:00 AM  

aiiee: this is the doing of a desperate corporation willing to kill to survive.


But enough about Monsanto
 
2014-08-15 01:24:46 AM  
Fake! Where's the roof rack for the dog carrier?
 
2014-08-15 02:33:22 AM  
Why do these car nuts need to go that fast?  I demand they prove a need for a car capable of such speeds.
 
2014-08-15 02:38:17 AM  
I didn't know until just now, but the car I really want is a Renovo.  They were in stealth mode apparently until an hour or two ago.   They are being coy with the details until tomorrow, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it's going to be an 800 hp electric supercar.
 
2014-08-15 02:39:37 AM  
I should say, an 800 hp AWD electric supercar.  If it isn't AWD, it probably will be 400 hp.
 
2014-08-15 04:55:59 AM  

spaten: jso2897: Actually, this car would be best utilized as a family car. I heartily advocate those who buy them driving around with their families - especially any children they may have produced.
[i18.photobucket.com image 300x187]

Safer then a Prius or Smart car. My son loves being picked up from school in my Challenger R/T.

He always asks if we could get one with 4 doors. If manual transmission is an option I might think about it.

/manual transmission is so hard to find.


Can you fix one of those up to "roll coal"?
 
2014-08-15 05:18:08 AM  
And you'll STILL get idiots driving 15 below the speed limit, no matter what the speed limit actually IS.
 
2014-08-15 05:23:45 AM  
What could possibly go wrong?

You'd get to the gym too early, that's what
 
2014-08-15 07:09:41 AM  
This whole "American cars are only good in straight lines" bullshiat is getting really old and stale. Plenty of fast American cars are great at corners and acceleration these days.
 
2014-08-15 07:21:58 AM  

AntonChigger: Plenty of fast American cars are great at corners and acceleration


True, but nearly as many as there should be.  It's just a matter of what we focus on.  We like the standing quarter mile.  They like rallying.  We're catching up in the cornering department.
 
2014-08-15 08:21:07 AM  
Didn't Dodge learn from the Magnum?

images.thecarconnection.com
 
2014-08-15 08:30:06 AM  

Panty Sniffer: 2wolves: In 1999 Suzuki unveiled the Hayabusa.  For $9,999.00 you got a bike that did 194 mph off the show room floor.  And it handled great.

Did you strap the kids and groceries onto the back of it?


Noooooo. The kids get one too. Geeze.
 
2014-08-15 09:26:36 AM  
Telephone poles need to watch out, I predict a lot of these cars will be crashing into them sideways.
 
2014-08-15 09:31:55 AM  
my car is electronically limited to 155 mph. i've never had it above 100 mph, however.

i mean, really - what's the point? where are you going to drive this thing where you'll even approach its top speed?
 
2014-08-15 10:12:13 AM  
`Alright, kids - seat-belts on. It's a one hour drive to Grandma's house.'

`But Grandma lives 200 miles away.'

`I know.'
 
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