After Nick, Shane, and I finished attending and covering the Concours of America at St. John’s, we drove into Plymouth because Nick wanted coffee and the other two of us were dehydrated. We parked up and walked to a local Starbucks, and came across this brand-new red Hellcat sitting on the side of the street. Nick noticed it was an automatic, and immediately began his usual rant about how no one should buy one of these with the slushbox.
Best part? The owner and his son were having a bite to eat just next to the car. Luckily, the owner was happy to debate Nick and offered his reasons for buying the Hellcat with an automatic transmission–such as ease of driving it in traffic every day. While the owner and Nick didn’t see eye-to-eye, I really don’t mind that it’s an automatic. Since I see so few of these where I live and this is only the second Hellcat I’ve gotten up close to, I’m just glad people are buying them–so much, in fact, that demand is thankfully outstripping supply. More photos after the jump.
-Albert S. Davis