While a lot of online buzz tries to describe the absolute power that lies inside the Dodge Challenger Demon, they just don’t do it justice. That’s because they all pale in comparison to actually seeing the tires burn-out and hearing the engine roar in person. Your heart rate will elevate just from hearing it from a distance, even though it seems like it sounds soft. But firm engine revving that gradually increases its intensity will all but confirm how mighty of a beast this muscle car truly is.
Forget everything you know about muscle cars because the Dodge Challenger Demon will shatter any expectations you thought were possible with cars in its class. Great West Chrysler will do its best to try and capture the essence of this American classic in writing, but the thought of both its untamed power and performance renders us speechless.
The Ultimate Challenger Experience
What makes the driving experience so unique and alive on the Dodge Challenger Demon is all in part of its one-of-a-kind engine: 6.2L Supercharged HEMI SRT Demon V8. This God-like (or in this case, unholy) entity is responsible for its unprecedented 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft. of torque—a performance feat unlike any other. To put this in perspective, the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine you would find on the Hellcat models of both the Challenger and the Dodge Charger already produces up to 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft. of torque, which in itself is already an impressive engine—and yet somehow, Dodge managed to push the envelope even further.
First Transmission Brake on a Production Car
A first for its kind, the Dodge Challenger Demon also becomes the first production car to come with its own transmission brake (transbrake). This drag racing essential comes mounted as a paddle shift on the steering wheel, which locks the gearbox and allows you to preload the drivetrain to push the car forward, making the Demon perform some of the most insane car wheelies as soon as you launch from the starting line. When engaged, the throttle produced after releasing the transbrake gives you enough lifting power that’ll even give Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious character a run for his money.
Other Dodge Challenger Demon Facts:
- It’s the fastest production car in existence for 0-100 km/h time, in just 2.3 seconds.
- It’s also the world’s fastest production car in a 0.4 km drag strip, tripping the lights at just 9.65 seconds at a top speed of 225 km/h.
- It has the highest acceleration G-Force, with a force worth 1.8Gs.
- It’s the first production car to fully lift its front wheels while accelerating.
But most notably, the Dodge Challenger Demon’s incredibly fast performance has made the vehicle banned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) from any of its member tracks. Why’s that? Because it’s simply too fast and the specs were pushed too far. To give some perspective, the car exceeds the NHRA’s limits of completing the 0.4 drag strip at 9.99 seconds and 217 km/h, effectively violating their rules and regulations.
Otherwise, It’s safe to say that the Dodge Challenger Demon is, in both the figurative and literal sense, a trailblazer. Learn more about this exceptional American icon, here at your Edmonton Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram dealer.