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I'm new to this forum and to the Dodge community. I'm thinking about getting the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT 392, the car looks and sounds absolutely amazing ? The only question I have is, is this kind of car worthy of taking to a track day and putting down a few laps around the circuit? I understand it's a muscle car and is great at the strip, but can it handle taking corners?
 

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Haven't tried it yet with mine, but it sure feels like it will be very happy on the track. I think all the tests and reviews back that up. It is a big heavy car, not a little sports car, but they have done a great job with the suspension and brakes. And of course it handles down the straights pretty good too!
 

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Anyone who has done an SRT Experience will agree with me when I say all stock SRTs do just fine around a track
 

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Anyone who has done an SRT Experience will agree with me when I say all stock SRTs do just fine around a track
I would say that "just fine" is probably even an understatement! Those stock SRTs were a blast to drive when you knew what they could actually handle!
 

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The only problem with the SRT Experience is that you only have other SRT vehicles to compare it to. That was the only time I had ever driven a car on an actual race track (drag strip excluded). Every article I have read says the same thing when compared to other cars. Intimidating looks, brutal power, excellent ride and 0-60/quarter mile times. They always come in 3rd behind their respective Mustang/Camaro counterparts on the roadcourse/skidpad, though. I thought the entire SRT lineup was amazing, despite the weight. I think the cars are great for weekend fun at RWYB events, but I would never buy one solely as a track car. There are better values out there for that.
 

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Bought mine to track it. It has all the hardware you want - coolers and brakes etc.

Car mags do a great job giving stats but the only one that really matters is track time on the same track.

For a family car that can do track duty, it's a good buy.
 

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Haven't tried it yet with mine, but it sure feels like it will be very happy on the track. I think all the tests and reviews back that up. It is a big heavy car, not a little sports car, but they have done a great job with the suspension and brakes. And of course it handles down the straights pretty good too!
Thank you very much for the incite! Really helps!
 

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The only problem with the SRT Experience is that you only have other SRT vehicles to compare it to. That was the only time I had ever driven a car on an actual race track (drag strip excluded). Every article I have read says the same thing when compared to other cars. Intimidating looks, brutal power, excellent ride and 0-60/quarter mile times. They always come in 3rd behind their respective Mustang/Camaro counterparts on the roadcourse/skidpad, though. I thought the entire SRT lineup was amazing, despite the weight. I think the cars are great for weekend fun at RWYB events, but I would never buy one solely as a track car. There are better values out there for that.
What is the SRT Experience? Is it free track days sponsored by SRT? Also what is an RWYB event? And I'm not really to concerned about weight either. As long as it's good enough to drive on a track haha and for weekend driving too, I'm fine with that :)
 

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Also since the car is almost pushing 500hp, are 275s good enough for that much power or for better grip on road and track, would you guys suggest a more ideal tire size?
 

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What is the SRT Experience? Is it free track days sponsored by SRT? Also what is an RWYB event? And I'm not really to concerned about weight either. As long as it's good enough to drive on a track haha and for weekend driving too, I'm fine with that :)
SRT Experience, one free admission included with every SRT purchase http://www.drivesrt.com/srt-track-experience/

RWYB = Run What You Brung
 

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unless you're a pro/semi pro race car driver, I doubt you'll ever see the difference in handling that you read about in the magazines. try this: (assuming you purchase the vehicle) after you buy it/break in, push the car as hard as you think **you** can push it. when you think you have a pretty good feel for her, take it to a SRT track experience. unless you're a "natural" I think you'll find that she can be pushed a LOT harder.

long story short: I think these cars can perform a lot better than most people are able to drive them. buy the car that best suits your personality/needs. and if you feel like taking it around a track, go for it!! you won't crash because **the car** underperformed (assuming proper maintenance, ie: tires/brakes, has been done of course)
 

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unless you're a pro/semi pro race car driver, I doubt you'll ever see the difference in handling that you read about in the magazines. try this: (assuming you purchase the vehicle) after you buy it/break in, push the car as hard as you think **you** can push it. when you think you have a pretty good feel for her, take it to a SRT track experience. unless you're a "natural" I think you'll find that she can be pushed a LOT harder.

long story short: I think these cars can perform a lot better than most people are able to drive them. buy the car that best suits your personality/needs. and if you feel like taking it around a track, go for it!! you won't crash because **the car** underperformed (assuming proper maintenance, ie: tires/brakes, has been done of course)
I largely agree. I can 'feel' the difference of the car. The SRT traction system apparently is from their race division. It actually makes you a better driver. Leave it on at the track for the safety net.

The 4400lbs is hard to over come and for me left me feeling like the car couldn't be pushed more; but when I did it stuck.
 
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