Re: Who wants a Hellcat?
With to regards to what was said earlier with kids not being into muscle cars like our generation was, I think part of it has to do with the fact that it is SO hard NOT to be spotted speeding and/or doing other things that shouldn't be done on public roads.
With all the cameras on buildings, street corners, dash cams, cell phones, etc., someone is most likely going to have you on camera doing something you shouldn't have. And then here comes the po-po to make you pay for it.
Back in the day, there was none of that and most likely the only consequence to poor judgement was the damage to the car and yourself if you made a mistake.
Also, the cost of a top shelf "muscle car" is so high compared to what you paid back in the 60's and 70's when it wasn't much more than a standard sedan. Now they're almost double to cost of a regular car for a Z28, Hellcat, etc. And sure can't buy a lower model and economically shade tree mechanic the thing on a Saturday on the cheap to go faster. It's a $6K supercharger to make any real difference.
1970 GS convertible, 462/200-4R, (4250 lbs with me), 11.86 at 112 mph, 1.59 60'
1978 Chevy Z28, 350/4-speed, no where near as fast.........yet!