Ok well I keep hearing everyone keep stating its a heavy car, but since I'm coming from full sized pickup trucks I don't buy that excuse. They're either really crappy pads or people just a lot of burnouts. Since mine only has 1,500 miles on it I'll have to wait to see what they look like at xxxxx mileage.
For example I replaced my pads on my 2020 Nissan Titan on labor day weekend. At the time, the truck had 70,000 miles on it since I purchased it new. When I pulled the pads out and compared it with the factory replacement I purchased I thought it was a complete waste of time 😆. They didn't look much thinner than the new ones. Oh well, it's called preventive maintenance. The truck was my daily driver to work 106 miles per day plus any running to lunch, gym, store etc.
All that to say I have a difficult time buying into the "its a heavy car" comments I've seen others make in reference to brake pads wear.
I note the front brake rotors on my Hellcat were showing quite a "lip" at 27.5K miles. When I traded in the car Nov. 2020 for a new Scat Pack the dealer told me it would replace the Hellcat front brake rotors and pads to "recondition" the car prior to resale.
By way of comparison the front brakes of my 2003 Porsche 996 Turbo lasted to around 150K miles.
(And when I had the front brakes done, I believe around September of 2017, at the local Porsche dealer, it cost around $1200, parts and labor.)
The Hellcat weighed in at around 4600lbs. The Turbo weighed in at around 3500lbs. (The Scat Pack weighed in at around 4200lbs.)
Both the Turbo before it and later the Hellcat were driven the same way.
Besides the substantial weight difference the Turbo was equipped with a 6-speed manual. This resulted in a good degree of engine braking which reduced the brake use. I didn't downshift to slow the car -- brakes are cheaper than clutches and while I had to replace the front brakes the clutch was still original and in good condition when I sold the Turbo with 161K miles on it -- but I would lift off the gas and the car would slow quite a bit.
By way of comparison lifting off the gas in the Hellcat with its A8 there was no where near the degree of slowing of the car from engine braking. And as was my habit with my manual transmission cars I didn't down shift the Hellcat's automatic. A clutch is expensive enough. I'd hate to think what a new A8 would cost. Way way more than a set of brakes I'm sure.
Might mention with my 2020 Scat Pack and its 6-speed manual in spite of its considerable weight (as I noted above around 4200lbs) engine braking was quite good. I suspect the Scat Pack brakes would have easily outlasted the Hellcat's brakes with the same usage.