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This guy owned his Hellcat for an entire hour before totaling it showing off with his friends in the car.

No one was seriously injured (a testament to the car's construction), but it serves as undisputable proof that there's no real way to weed idiots out of the purchases of certain powerful rides.

I just shudder to think what's going to happen when today's ultra powered cars become used cars that are priced low enough for young, even more inexperienced and testosterone fueled drivers can afford them. This time it's a tree. Next time it could be me or you or your family.

These are the type of idiots who are going to ruin things for everyone else.



UPDATE: Colorado State Patrol have revealed that the driver of the crashed 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was 34-year-old Lance Utley. He was traveling along Riverdale Road with two passengers when he lost control of the car and crashed into a tree. Authorities have confirmed that there were no injuries, and that they are charging the driver with careless driving.

Deliveries of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat only commenced a month ago but the injury toll is already mounting. The crash involving this lime green example is easily the worst so far; it happened on a stretch of road in Colorado.

There is little information surrounding the events but it is believed the owner only picked up the car from the dealer an hour before it ended up like this. Some information from the scene suggests the car skidded off the road near a bend and crashed head-on into a tree.

Fortunately, we hear no one was seriously injured. The same can’t be said for the car; as this image from Facebook page shows, this 707-horsepower muscle machine is likely to be a complete write-off.

We’ve driven the new Challenger SRT Hellcat and found that it delivers performance that will leave even those used to powerful cars awestruck, so this sad sight serves as an important reminder for buyers of such cars to always factor in their own skills and consider whether the cost of performance driving course should be included in their price estimations. It’s also a good reminder for everyone to stay safe over the Christmas and New Year break.

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1096006_2015-dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat-crashes-in-colorado
 

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Womp-womp
 

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These idiots aren't going to ruin it for anyone. This has been happening since the beginning of time. I had a friend who got a brand new Trans-Am for his 16th birthday (dumb move parents) and he almost got killed less than half an hour from the dealership.

There is an endless list of stories just like these. And it's not just kids like I mentioned. Go spend some time on wreckedexotics.com to see for yourself.

It is a bummer to see though for sure.
 

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Was the car's power or performance caability an issue? Someone could lose control of a new Spark an hour after picking it up and end up totaling it
 

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a friend bought a used 1999 1LE Camaro and destroyed it 3 Hrs after we bought it
another friend was killed when a 18 YO GRAD was given a 5.0L for his grad gift and lost it doing 180 KPH and hit my friends Firebird
both of these happened over 10 years ago and involved "cheep" 90's muscle cars that are slower then a modern "FAMILY sedan"
 

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Saw a similar situation happen with a brand new 1971 TransAm.............stupid is as stupid does is not new.
Single car crashes is what launched the 'skyrocket' in insurance rates in 1970. So yes, it's nothing new.

Does seem like 'overkill of overkill' when you get into the 3 second 0-60 range.
 

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Winding road with cold temps and performance tires. Yea, not the time to show off. Sucks for the guy but Im sure he learned his lesson here.

Truthfully, it looks far worse than it is. The windshield is still there and not broken. The drivers door is obviously open so the unibody is decently straight. Im figuring he wasnt going that fast but just lost it when he punched the gas.
 

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That's why I would never get such a powerful car as the Hellcat or any of the V-Series Cadillac's depite loving how they look: I know my limitations as a driver, I'm just not good enough.
Who is, really? Even a professional race car driver doesn't try out all of his tricks on a public thoroughfare.

That's why I've never been able to to really embrace these 'super super' cars. When I had a 300hp 2005 Mustang GT w/ 3.55 axle, I felt I could use all of the power in certain situations and still be legal - at least for a few seconds when merging onto a freeway or something. But when you hit 60mph in three seconds, you've got a car where you can only legally floor the throttle for three seconds. Overkill of overkill.

I will say that in these things 'everything is relative.' 0-60 in 6 seconds was startlingly, dangerously fast in 1965, and yet now we have crew cab 4wd pickups that can do that - and a 4cyl Camry doing it in 7.5 is normal, where as doing it in 1950's it would have made it the fastest car you could buy.
 

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Just a good old boy....
Never meaning any harm.....
Been in trouble with the law since the day he was born.....

Clearly not straightening the curves....
One day the guardrail will get him but the law never will......

Sorry, just couldn't help it....
 

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I want to really hate on this guy and his choice of car but... I can't.

Really a drag, especially before the holidays.

He should've opted for the steering wheel package.
 
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