This is why the SRT Hellcat has two keys

Photo Credit: Drive SRT
Photo Credit: Drive SRT /

One key is for fun and the other key is for getting in trouble.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat have been on the market for a good year now and have sold thousands of units. With 707 HP and 650 lb-ft on tap all for under a hair under $60,000, it’s easy to see and experience why these four-door American Supercar killers are flying off the shelf.

If you ever come across an SRT Hellcat owner, you may have noticed that they either have a Red key or black key on them when they start up their cars. SRT owners actually get two sets of keys and both aren’t exactly the same.  According to Drive SRT,

"When the red key is in use, the full potential of the 707 horsepower SRT Hellcat engine is in full effect. To dispel some misconceptions, the only performance restriction that results from use of the Black key is limiting the horsepower output to 500."

Although the car is admittedly a lot easier to drive then one might think with all that power, there may be times where you want to take down all that power just a notch if you’re handing the keys over to a loved one or someone who might not like that rush of power.

And for Valet’s and if you leave your car with someone you might not trust, there’s a dedicated valet mode that works with both keys that limits power to 300 HP and RPM’s to below 4000 RPM.