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(Photo : YouTube/bigtruckseriesreview .) "Only use the red key." One irate Hellcat owner presents his "7 Commandments for Dodge SRT Hellcat Owners."

With great power comes great responsibility, but what about insane power? Dodge's SRT Hellcat line of vehicles have hit showrooms with 707 stock horses under the hood. With their 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8s also producing 650 pound-feet of torque, a more than modest modicum of common sense is called for before one even inserts the key, especially when that key happens to be a deep shade of red.

Riches do not equal brains, which is why we hear so many stories of six-figure supercars catching fire or 'Cats attempting to mate with trees. With the Hellcat's MSRP coming in at $60K for the two-door Challenger and $64K for the Charger sedan, a thick head does not need the accompaniment of a similar-sized wallet to turn thousands of pounds of steel into spaghetti.

YouTuber bigtruckseriesreview posted a video listing the Seven Hellcat Commandments. "If you are the owner of a Dodge Challenger or Dodge Charger Hellcat, or you're planning to get one, these are a couple of rules that you must agree or abide by..." It gets pretty NSFW from there, so here's a rundown of the rules:

1. ONLY USE THE RED KEY

The Hellcats come with two keys; one black and one red. The red key unlocks the full 707-horsepower grunt, while the black one cuts it back to a meager 500. If you are worried about pimply teenage drivers, whether or not they live under your roof, you can simply set the car into valet mode. This digital castration limits the revs to 4,000 rpm, locks out the first gear (in the optional automatic transmission), disables launch control and locks the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) in full-on mode.

If you happen to get in the car with both keys in your pocket, the red one ALWAYS takes precedent. Because Hellcat.

2. USE THE SHIFT LIGHT SYSTEM

Hellcat owners can adjust the RPM for each gear between shifts so that they can get optimal launches off the line (or between lights).

3. YOU NEED WIDER REAR TIRES

The stock rubber on the Hellcat, 275/40ZR20, is not wide enough to handle its power, leading to embarrassingly bad launches. This gripe has popped up often enough in forums and it is believed that Dodge included these relatively skinny stock tires to keep the price down, assuming that serious Hellcat owners would replace them.

4. DO NOT RACE ANYTHING WITH AWD

This one is pretty self-explanatory: [tire] smoking is very bad for you. 

5. DO NOT RACE ANYTHING WITH RETRACTABLE SPOILERS

Okay, the Bugatti Veyron has one of these, as does the alien Porsche 918 Spyder, but so does the Porsche Cayman, Audi TT, Mini Coupe and defunct Chrysler Crossfire. In the previous commandment, the narrator said that the Hellcat is "beastly against anything on the road with a V6 or turbocharged four-cylinder." This one did not go over so well.

6. DO NOT RACE ELECTRIC VEHICLES

The drag race between the Tesla Model S P85D and the Challenger Hellcat has become a primer for the arguable advantages of electricity over combustion. With its all-wheel-drive setup, automatic transmission and instant burst of electronic torque, the P85D can make a good show off the line with virtually any driver behind the wheel. Just mash the throttle and go.

7. DO NOT RACE ANY JET AIRCRAFT

We are not so sure how serious he is being with this one. Just go here


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