Gwinnett County, Georgia
Beat the HEAT
“Racing for Education”
2018 Dodge Charger “Hellcat”
The automotive world we live in has been advancing very rapidly over the past decade, and the cars available to the pubic are doing the same. When all it takes is a down-payment and a quick loan to pick up a brand new car that is producing over 500 hp, the number of these cars on our roads is quickly increasing.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 (526 hp)
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (650 hp)
Nissan GR-R (565 hp)
Cadillac CTS-V (640 hp)
Dodge Challenger SRT “Demon” (840 hp)
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (650 hp)
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (505 hp)
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (707 hp)
…and many more. All of these can be driven off a dealership lot with well over 500 hp. The performance market is no longer a “sports car’” club. Wait? The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a 700+ hp SUV? Not your everyday grocery-getter.
With all this power driving around on our streets, people are definitely going to put their foot down. This level of power demands respect, and if you are going to talk with people who own cars like the ones listed, you better show up with something similar.
So, that brings us to this Dodge Charger Hellcat. This is definitely One Bad Kitty. With 707 hp under the hood, this car can easily hold its own against anything on the street. But, “on the street” is exactly where is does not do it. This car stays in “kitty mode” almost every day as a member of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. The fleet of patrol vehicles at the GCSO is mainly comprised of Dodge Chargers with the Hemi-powered Police Package. These cars can definitely get the job done. But when you are leading one of the top Law Enforcement agencies in the state, you lead with authority. Sheriff Conway’s commitment to public safety has been a life-long mission, and he continues to lead as the daily driver of this Hellcat.
When this car is not safely transporting the Sheriff, it can be found assisting with our “Racing for Education” program. As our team attends various public safety education events throughout the year, we are fortunate to have this amazing car as a resource.
You do not teach someone how to safely use a firearm by showing up with a sling-shot.