The option list is filled with $1 extras

In case you missed our in-depth coverage of the Dodge Demon debut last month, here are the highlights: highest horsepower production V-8 ever, first production car capable of doing wheelies, fastest production car in the quarter mile (9.65 seconds at 140 mph), fastest production car 0-to-60 mph time (2.3 seconds), and highest g-force acceleration for a production car (1.8 g). Not too shabby, eh? If that list of achievements sounds like the sorta thing you want in your garage, now’s your chance, as Dodge has officially announced an MSRP for the Demon. Pricing starts at $84,995, which includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax, but excludes a $1,095 destination charge. Compare that to the “standard” Hellcat’s MSRP of $64,195, and you’re looking at an extra $20,000 to get your hands on a Demon.

“Eighty-five thousand dollars is not just a number in a business case to Dodge,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars at Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA North America. “We know it’s a lot of money and a significant up-charge over a Challenger Hellcat. We worked very hard to build as much value into the Challenger SRT Demon as possible – features, performance and exclusivity that simply can’t be duplicated with a goal of maintaining, and possibly even growing, as much future value as possible.” Fair enough. But beyond the insane power and impressive performance, what do you get for the money? Read on for the details.

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Standard Features

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Eighty-five grand ain’t chump change, that’s for sure, but the Demon makes a compelling case, especially if you’re an enthusiast. Standard features include a thumping supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 under the hood, producing 808 horses and 717 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. There’s also standard drag racing gear like a transbrake, line lock, Brembo brakes, 3.09 rear axle, adaptive suspension, drag radial cheater slicks, and the largest functional hood scoop ever added to a production car. Finally, if you get tired of hearing that V-8 rumble, there’s a two-speaker stereo system as well.

Drivetrain Specifications

ENGINE SUPERCHARGED 6.2-LITER HEMI DEMON V-8
Availability Standard on Challenger SRT Demon
Type and Description 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement 370 cu. in. (6,166 cu.cm)
Bore x Stroke 4.09 x 3.58 (103.9 x 90.9)
Valve System Pushrod-operated overhead valve, 16 valves with sodium-filled exhausts and hollow stem intakes, 16 hydraulic roller lifters
Fuel Injection Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Power (estimated SAE net) 840 HP @ 6,300 RPM (Direct Connection Performance Engine Controller and high-octane unleaded fuel)
808 HP @ 6,300 RPM
Torque (estimated SAE net) 770 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM (Direct Connection Performance Engine Controller and high-octane unleaded fuel)
717 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM
Max. Engine Speed 6,500 RPM
TRANSMISSION TORQUEFLITE 8HP90 EIGHT-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Availability Standard
Description Adaptive electronic control with full manual control via gear selector or paddle shifters, with three SRT-unique selectable modes: Street, Sport and Drag (features TransBrake™, rev-matching, performance shifting and gear holding feature)
Torque converter 151k
0 to 60 mph 2.3 seconds
Quarter mile 9.65 seconds @ 140 mph

Buyers also get 15 exterior colors to choose from, some with late availability. These include B5 Blue, Billet Silver, Destroyer Grey, F8 Green, Go Mango, Granite Crystal, Indigo Blue, Maximum Steel, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Plum Crazy, Redline, TorRed, White Knuckle, and Yellow Jacket.

All customers also get a voucher for one full-day session at the Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving. The school is located outside of Phoenix, Arizona, and provides drills in accident avoidance and skid control, a stint on the autocross course, and a lead-follow session on the racetrack, plus a few hot laps.

Finally, every Demon gets a three-year/36,000-mile warranty and five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage.

The Options And Extras

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Personalization is important on enthusiast models, and the Demon doesn’t fall short in this category. Kicking it off is a list of $1 extras, which includes:

| A personalized Demon Crate that tosses in all the equipment you need to get the full 840 horses and 770 pound-feet of torque from the V-8, such as a powertrain control module for high-octane race fuel calibration, and a conical air filter. The crate also adds skinny front wheels, a passenger mirror block-off plate, and a full set of track tools (hydraulic hack, cordless impact wrench, tire pressure gauge, etc.) |
| Front passenger seat (the Demon is a single-seater without this option) |
| Rear seat (leather or cloth upholstery) |
| Trunk carpet kit

Pricier options include the Leather Front Seat Group, which adds hide upholstery, heating and ventilation, and a heated steering wheel for $1,595. Or there’s the Comfort Audio Group, which adds an 18-speaker Harman Kardon Audio system with two subs and 900-watt amp, new floor mats, and new pedals, all for $995. Finally, there’s the Black Satin Hood finish for $1,995, and a sunroof for a whopping $4,995.

I Want One! When Can I Get A Demon Of My Own?

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The Demon will have limited production with just a single model-year. Only 3,000 units are slated for the U.S. market, while 300 units are headed to Canada. Production ramps up later this summer in Brampton, Ontario, with deliveries scheduled for the fall.

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Read the full review of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon here.

Note: all images courtesy of Dodge.

New Dodge Challenger SRT Demon starts at a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $84,995 (including $1,700 gas guzzler tax, excluding $1,095 destination); Demon Crate and options available to owners for $1

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Exclusive, personalized and serialized Demon Crate offers components that unleash the Challenger SRT Demon’s 840 horsepower, 770 lb.-ft. of torque and full potential at the drag strip; available to owners for $1
First-ever, factory-production car with driver’s seat only; front passenger seat, available for $1
Rear seat available in leather or cloth for $1
Demon trunk carpet kit available for $1
Highest horsepower V-8 production car engine ever produced
First-ever front-wheel lift in production car as certified by Guinness World Records
World’s fastest quarter-mile production car with an elapsed time (ET) of 9.65 seconds and 140 miles per hour (mph) as certified by National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)
World’s fastest 0-60 production car: 2.3 seconds
0-30 miles per hour: 1.0 second
Highest g-force acceleration of any production car: 1.8 g
Challenger SRT Demon is covered by FCA US LLC factory warranty, including three-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty and five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage
Production of limited-edition, serialized, single model-year (3,000 United States/300 Canada) Challenger SRT Demon begins later this summer; deliveries to Dodge//SRT dealers to begin this fall
All customers who buy the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon receive one full-day session at Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving

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May 23, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the most powerful muscle car ever with 808 horsepower, starts at a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $84,995 (including $1,700 gas guzzler tax, excluding $1,095 destination). Challenger SRT Demon owners who want to unleash its full potential at the drag strip – and its full 840 horsepower and 770 lb.-ft. of torque – can do so for $1 (MSRP).

“Eighty-five thousand dollars is not just a number in a business case to Dodge; we know it’s a lot of money and a significant up-charge over a Challenger Hellcat,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “We worked very hard to build as much value into the Challenger SRT Demon as possible – features, performance and exclusivity that simply can’t be duplicated with a goal of maintaining, and possibly even growing, as much future value as possible.”

The limited-production Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the first-ever production car to do a front-wheel lift, as certified by Guinness World Records, and it’s the world’s fastest quarter-mile production car with an elapsed time (ET) of 9.65 seconds at 140 miles per hour (mph), as certified by National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). It also registers the highest g-force (1.8 g) ever recorded at launch in a production car.

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While the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon remains a livable street car, every component was scrutinized and optimized for weight, capability and durability on the strip. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon includes key standard features unique to Dodge’s ultimate performance halo, including:

Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Demon V-8 with 808 horsepower and 717 lb.-ft. of torque
TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission with factory-production car exclusive TransBrake
Standard with one seat, a premium cloth-covered driver seat
Standard cloth seat includes Ballistic II inserts with silver embroidered Demon head logo
Standard line lock engages the front brakes to hold the Challenger SRT Demon stationary but leaves the rear wheels free for a burnout to heat up and clean the rear tires
Brembo lightweight high-performance brake system with two-piece rotors
3.09 rear axle ratio for improved off-the-line acceleration
After-Run Cooler, a factory-production car first, helps the Challenger SRT Demon get ready for the next run as quickly as possible by running the cooling fan and the low-temperature circuit coolant pump after engine shutdown
First-ever factory-production car with innovative SRT Power Chiller™ liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system
Air-Grabber™ induction system includes the largest functional hood scoop (45.2 square inches) of any production car
Torque Reserve delivers increased levels of power and torque at launch
A flat-bottom SRT Performance steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara with paddle shifters
Demon head logo fender badges
Two-speaker audio system
SRT Demon-tuned three-mode Adaptive Damping Suspension (ADS)
315/40R18 street-legal drag radial tires specifically designed and developed exclusively for the Challenger SRT Demon, with a new compound and specific tire sidewall construction
18 in. x 11 in. lightweight aluminum wheels
Remote start
Manual tilt/telescoping column
Serialized dash plaque
Dark Brushed II interior accents

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For owners who want to make their Challenger SRT Demon even more capable on the strip or more comfortable for the street, available options include (all options are set at U.S. MSRP):

Demon Crate ($1): Exclusive Demon Crate offers components that unleash the car’s 840 horsepower, 770 lb.-ft. of torque and full potential at the drag strip and is personalized with the buyer’s name, VIN and serial number. The Demon Crate and the performance parts it holds are valued at $6,140, but Challenger SRT Demon owners can buy the entire package for $1. Contents of the Demon Crate include:
Direct Connection Performance Parts:
Two narrow, front-runner drag wheels
Performance powertrain control module with high-octane engine calibration
Replacement instrument panel switch module with high-octane button
Personalized ID badge
Conical performance air filter
Two valve stems
Passenger mirror block-off plate
Demon-branded track tools:
Hydraulic floor jack with carrying bag
Cordless impact wrench with charger
Torque wrench with extension and socket
Tire pressure gauge
Fender cover
Tool bag
Foam case that fits into the Challenger SRT Demon trunk and securely holds the front runner wheels and track tools
Cloth rear seat ($1)
Leather rear seat ($1)
Front passenger cloth seat ($1)
Demon trunk carpet kit ($1)
Red seat belts ($195)
Leather Front Seat Group includes Laguna leather and Alcantara suede covered seats with embossed Demon head logo, front passenger seat, heated and ventilated leather front seats with heated steering wheel, premium floor mats, power tilt/telescoping column and bright pedals ($1,595)
Comfort Audio Group, Cloth Seats, includes front passenger cloth seat, 18-speaker Harman Kardon Audio, including two subwoofers and 900W amplifier, premium floor mats and bright pedals ($995)
Painted Black Satin Hood ($1,995)
Comfort Group, Leather Seats, includes Laguna leather and Alcantara suede covered seats with embossed Demon head logo, front passenger seat, heated and ventilated leather front seats with heated steering wheel, premium floor mats, power tilt/telescoping column, bright pedals, 18-speaker Harman Kardon Audio, including two subwoofers and 900W amplifier ($2,495)
Painted Black Satin Graphics Package, available with all 15 exterior colors, includes satin black painted hood, roof and decklid ($3,495)
For buyers who must have a sunroof – Power sunroof ($4,995)

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The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be available 15 exterior colors: B5 Blue (late availability), Billet Silver, Destroyer Grey, F8 Green (late availability), Go Mango, Granite Crystal, Indigo Blue (late availability), Maximum Steel, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Plum Crazy (late availability), Redline, TorRed, White Knuckle and Yellow Jacket.

Production of the limited-edition single model year 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon begins later this summer at the Brampton (Ont.) Assembly plant, with 3,000 vehicles for the United States and 300 vehicles for Canada. Deliveries to Dodge//SRT dealers will begin this fall.

The Challenger SRT Demon is covered by FCA US LLC’s factory warranty, including three-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty and five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage.

Owner’s Track Tech Manual
Adding to its exclusivity and collectability, each 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon buyer will receive a unique, customized, leather-bound owner’s Track Tech Manual. The custom information package includes a copy of the vehicle build sheet. In addition to standard vehicle information, it also covers all the vehicles’ performance enhancements, includes detailed information about the Challenger SRT Demon’s drag-strip optimized performance technologies and pages for logging track runs.

Official Driving School of Dodge//SRT
All customers who buy new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon receive one full-day session at Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving. The Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving in Chandler, Arizona, is the Official High-performance Driving School of Dodge//SRT. All customers who buy a new model SRT will receive one full-day session with professional instruction and time on the track as part of the Dodge//SRT Package. For more information, visit www.driveSRT.com.

Dodge Names Hagerty Demon’s Official Insurance Provider
Dodge has named Hagerty as its official insurance provider of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – Hagerty is a company for people who love cars and already protect many of the rarest high-performance cars in the world.

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