For motorheads obsessed with powerful muscle cars, the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon delivers all the performance they are looking for. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have already started delivering the Demon’s to dealers in the United States, despite the fact that some would rather not see them on public roads.
There is no short supply of power in the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. With a supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi V8 engine that delivers 840 horsepower and 717 pound-feet of torque per square inch, the Demon races down the stretch with its widebody, reaching 60 mph in a mere 2.3 seconds. It’s truly a car that is begging to be raced at drag strip and has been certified by the National Hot Rod Association as being the world’s fastest quarter-mile production vehicle on the market.
Automotive News is America’s leading news source in the auto world and has called on the industry to have the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon banned for their “massive acceleration” and several other points in an editorial published April of this year. It is their belief that this car should be left for the professional dragsters and on the drag strip only.
There’s no denying the incredible power this new Challenger offers to the public, but it’s definitely not a mass-produced car. There are only 3,000 Demons made in the Ontario plant to be shipped to the United States for purchase, and the $84,995 price tag is going to keep most people from owning this robust and intimidating vehicle. According to Dodge’s website, the Demon will outperform rides that are priced in the $1.6 million range.
If you just have to have this vehicle regardless of the price, the good news is that the modification upgrades are extremely inexpensive. Dodge’s Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge/SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat FCA North America, Tim Kuniskis, has said that they are making the modifications affordable because clients interested in muscle cars are also interested in making them as customizable as possible. One of the add-ons is a Demon Crate, which will run the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owner only $1. This add-on comes with everything the driver will need to take to the drag strip and beat out any competition.