Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay Android Auto
Production years: 2023
When launched, the Challenger SRT Demon 170 was the quickest production car on the quarter-mile, and Dodge even offered a parachute as an option for it.
The days of internal-combustion engines were numbered, and Dodge wasn't ready to ditch the famous Challenger SRT nameplate. Thus, it reworked the model and made it even more powerful and capable on the drag strip. Actually, it was so fast that the NHRA banned it from participating in official races because it lacked mandatory safety systems such as a roll cage and other devices.
At first sight, the Challenger SRT Demon 170 looked similar to the rest of the range. This seventh and final special edition for this nameplate featured standard front fenders but Widebody fender flares at the back. This was necessary to accommodate the 18-by-8-inch carbon-fiber front wheels and the 17-by-11-inch rear ones. These were wrapped in Mickey Thompson 245/55R18 ET Street front tires, and P315/50R17 ET Street R drag radials, respectively. The car's front fascia featured two round headlights on the outer sides of the grille, accompanied by fake headlamps on the inner side, which were just holes with an LED circle around them that fed the massive HEMI engine of the vehicle.
The car's interior was also special. It featured the "DEMON" specific badge next to the vents followed by the last four digit numbers from the VIN. But just because Dodge wanted to make this vehicle run in the eight-second time for the quarter-mile didn't mean that it stripped the interior. The car came fitted with AC and a Harman Kardon sound system.
But the technology underneath the car was more interesting. The 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine was helped by a three-liter supercharger that boosted the power up to 1039 hp (1053 PS) when fed with 60% ethanol-gasoline fuel. On regular, 10% ethanol fuel, it produced 900 hp (912 PS).
ENGINE SPECS - 6.2L V8 8AT RWD (1039 HP)
|Power:||671.1 KW @ 6500 RPM|
912 HP @ 6500 RPM
900 BHP @ 6500 RPM
|Torque:||810 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM|
1098 Nm @ 4200 RPM
|Top Speed:||215 mph (346 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||1.7 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||245/55 R18 // 315/50 R17|
|E85 ethanol: 1025 HP|