0–60 MPH in 1.66s Is Nothing for the Dodge Demon 170, yet Not in This Chill Drive Video

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The muscle car world has greatly changed in the past year since Dodge unveiled the mighty Challenger SRT Demon 170. This brand has an entirely new muscly model in its lineup that goes by the Charger name, Chevy's Camaro is dead and buried, and the S650 Ford Mustang family has welcomed new members.
You know what's strange? No other product from these three companies is as powerful as the Demon 170. The continuation of the iconic Demon model introduced in 2017, the Demon 170 sits in a superior league that was once reserved for hypercars.

As every gearhead and their grandmother knows, it takes a neck-snapping 1.66 seconds from 0 to 60 mph (0-97 kph) without a rollout. You'll need to fill the tank with E85 to enjoy the full 1,025 horsepower (1,039 ps/764 kW) of the reworked 6.2L supercharged V8, which is good for 945 lb-ft (1,280 Nm) of torque.

On E10, the motor develops 900 hp (913 ps/671 kW) and 810 lb-ft (1,097 Nm), which is about as much as the Lamborghini Temerario (name unconfirmed). This muscle car was born for drag racing. It can run the quarter-mile at 151.17 mph (243.28 kph) in just 8.91 seconds. Thus, it can humiliate a lot of big names in a 1/4-mile sprint on a good day, including some that cost ten times as much.

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170
Photo: Screenshot Youtube | Carsual
When Dodge presented the Challenger SRT Demon 170, they announced that only 3,300 units would be made. Three thousand were sold in the United States and the rest in Canada, and they were worth every penny. Back then, it changed hands for around $100,000, yet in the meantime, we've seen examples looking to get more than double on the second-hand market.

We've also seen many of them subjected to all kinds of tests, from POV drives to straight-line battles, and even if this model is dead, it continues to keep enthusiasts up at night. If you're into fast drives in the Dodge Demon 170, you haven't come to the right place, as the video you're about to watch shows the muscle car in a rather chill drive—well, as chill as it can get in such a monstrous machine.

You won't hear the driver speak nonsense about stuff that everyone already knows or doesn't care about, as the only noise comes from that whining engine under the hood. The footage is seven and a half minutes long, and if you ask us, it is worth having a snack and watching it. On a slightly related note, the YouTube channel in question uploaded another video more recently that shows the upcoming Chevy Corvette ZR1 being driven in the open, and the blue-collar supercar was filmed from inside the Demon 170.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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