It’s a front-engine, rear-wheel drive model, offered with a host of V6 and V8 powertrains, including a 415 hp and 415 lb-ft (563 Nm) of torque 6.2-liter V8. Without any outside intervention, the LS3 engine used to rocket the SS to 62 mph (100 kph) in less than 5 seconds, and up to 155 mph (250 kph).
That was more than decent for a four-door sedan built last decade, but it really is no match to the Demon, or is it? The official spec sheet tells us that the Dodge sits in a league of its own. It too packs a 6.2-liter V8 engine, albeit with supercharging, and it has 840 hp and 770 lb-ft (1,044 Nm) available via the right pedal.
Thus, the Challenger SRT Demon is twice as powerful as its ad-hoc rival from the defunct brand, and needs 2.3 seconds to hit the 60 mph (97 kph) mark from a standstill. Truth be told, launching it requires some prepping, not to mention a lot of skill, and perfect weather conditions, but if you nail everything, then you’ll run the quarter mile in less than 9 seconds.
Now that we covered the basics of both rides, do you really think the Commodore can beat the hell out of the Demon in a straight-line sprint? You know what to do to find out.