New Dodge Challenger and Charger Software Limits Cars to 3 HP Because People Keep Stealing Them

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New Dodge Challenger and Charger Software Limits Cars to 3 HP Because People Keep Stealing Them

It’s no secret that car thieves have a thing for high-performance Dodge muscle cars. Because of that, the company is responding with a software patch that should make life a little harder for those who’d like to live the Hellcat life but refuse to do so under legal means. 

Soon to be available to Chargers and Challengers equipped with either the 6.2- or 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engines, a new Security Mode locks the cars’ full performance behind a four-digit code as an extra layer of security against thieves who have spoofed the main key code, sort of like how two-factor authentication adds extra protection against people trying to gain access to your Facebook profile. (If you do not have 2FA set up for your major online accounts or are not even aware of what 2FA is, you should probably do some research and get on that.) For the full story, check out this article from The Drive.

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