Dodge has begun shipping customer cars to dealerships

There’s nothing more than can be said about Dodge’s psychotic, 840-horsepower 2017 Challenger SRT Demon. Everyone who considers themselves an auto enthusiast knows the Demon is the Challenger Hellcat’s delinquent big brother and is NHRA-certified to blast the quarter-mile in just 9.65 seconds at 140 mph after completing a 0-to-60 mph pull in just 2.3 seconds. Even Guinness World Records certified the Demon as being the only production car to pick its front tires off the track under full acceleration. Well, now the Demon is being let loose. Dodge has begun shipments to its dealerships.

Only 3,300 Demons will be made and each comes for a life of insane drag racing or decades of solitude in some collectors garage. Dodge actually made the Demon ready for both. Of course, the supercharged V-8 is ready to grip the dragstrip with its factory-installed drag radials, but Dodge will sell you the Demon Authentication Package for $1 that includes the car’s paperwork in hermetically sealed sleeves within a leather-bound archive portfolio complete with a carbon fiber Certicard with the car’s VIN, its RPO codes, and the owners name etched onto its surface.

Other Mopar options include the back seat and front passenger seat –each included for only $1, the Demon Crate which includes all the performance accessories needed for sub-10-second runs on the drag strip (again for only $1), and a $695 custom indoor car cover that matches the car’s color scheme and the owner’s name embroidered above the driver’s door.

Of the 3,300 Demons being produced, only 300 are headed to Canada and the rest have homes in the U.S. And despite all the unique engineering and special parts that go into making the Demon Dodge is only charging $86,090. Yeah, that’s a chunk of cash, but for the quickest RWD production car on the planet, that’s a good bargain.

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Press release

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is out and is soon to be heading to a drag strip near you. Dodge//SRT started shipping the most powerful muscle car in history on Nov. 10, 2017.

Just 3,300 customers (3,000 in the United States, 300 in Canada) will receive a limited-production, 840-horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — the industry’s first and only purpose-built, street-legal production drag car. Certified by the National Hot Rod Association as the world’s fastest quarter-mile production vehicle with an elapsed time of 9.65 seconds at 140 miles per hour, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is capable of achieving 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds and is the first-ever production car to achieve a front-wheel lift as certified by Guinness World Records.

“The people who bought a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon are performance enthusiasts to the core, and having a custom car with accessories that improve overall performance is critical,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “With that passion for both performance and their new limited-production Demon in mind, we’ve pulled together a collection of materials designed to help them learn about, track, protect and maintain the newest member of the family. These accessories are designed to build on the exclusivity and future collectability of this limited-production car.”

In the quest for absolute drag strip domination, engineers reviewed every part and piece of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to ensure it provides the ultimate in performance. That quest continued on to the development of accessories.

Standard one-of-a-kind Challenger SRT Demon leather-bound track tech manual adds to collectability
Every Demon owner will receive a collectible leather-bound track tech manual written by the editors of Hot Rod magazine. The collector’s book details all of the technical components of the quickest, most powerful muscle car in history and instructs owners on how to set-up their cars for the track.

Demon Authentication Package available for $1
Having documentation that tracks every stage of each individual Demon build adds to the vehicle’s collectability. Each owner can get the 12 individual build sheets that track the build of their specific car packaged in a hermetically sealed sleeve designed to manage and protect these important Challenger SRT Demon documents, as well as a carbon-fiber Certicard; available for $1 as part of Demon Authentication Package.

The Demon Authentication Package includes:

Build Sheets (12 per car): These authentic production build sheets document each Challenger SRT Demon’s unique configuration and detail every inch of each vehicle’s assembly
Carbon-fiber Certicard: This card certifies each owner of the fastest quarter-mile production car in the world. The exclusive real carbon-fiber card features the owner’s name, vehicle VIN, serial number and production option(s) sales codes
Archive Portfolio: Provides safekeeping of all original Challenger SRT Demon documents

Custom Personalized Demon Car Cover available to protect Demon when it’s not on the track
Custom tailored to fit the dimensions of the Demon, the satin stretch indoor cover matches a customer’s Challenger SRT Demon paint scheme and has their chosen name embroidered above the driver’s door. This car cover is available to each Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owner at a U.S. MSRP of $695.

Demon Crate available for a U.S. MSRP of $1
After vehicle delivery, each Challenger SRT Demon buyer also has the opportunity to unleash the Demon’s 840 horsepower, 770 lb.-ft. of torque and full potential at the drag strip with the exclusive, personalized Demon Crate and the full array of parts it holds. Available for just $1, the Demon Crate is personalized with the buyer’s name, VIN and serial number.

The Demon Crate contains:

Direct Connection Performance Parts:
Performance powertrain control module with high-octane engine calibration
Replacement switch module containing high-octane button
Conical performance air filter
Passenger mirror block-off plate
Narrow, front-runner drag wheels

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 SRT Demon trunk and securely holds the front runner wheels and track tools

Rear-seat Delete Package available exclusively through Mopar (late availability)
Available through Mopar exclusively for Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owners who configured a Demon with the available $1 rear seats, the Rear-seat Delete Package (part number 82215918) allows them to remove the rear seat when heading to the track. The Rear-seat Delete Package includes seatback closeout panel, Demon seatback panel bezel, lower seat tray with cargo net, seat belt delete C-pillar covers and rear packaging shelf to cover the tether holes.

Demon Street Tire Package available for extended on-road driving (late availability)
Available through Mopar exclusively for Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owners who want to keep their drag radials fresh for track use only, the Demon Street Tire Package (part number 82215919) includes a set of four lightweight forged 20x11-inch Devil’s Rim wheels (stock wheel for Hellcat Widebody) and are delivered ready to bolt onto the vehicle with Pirelli 305/35ZR20 performance tires mounted and balanced with Tire Pressure Monitoring System sensors.

Speedlogix four-point harness bar available for the track
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owners can purchase a new four-point harness bar, available through Speedlogix, for use while at the track. In its standard configuration, the Demon’s rear seat is deleted and mounting points are made accessible, making it easy for customers to install the bar without cutting or drilling.

Exclusive Dodge Demon VBOX Video HD2 system logs data, records runs in real-time
Owners also now have a new real-time precision tool available to prove how their muscle car dominates at the drag strip. Available through Racelogic, the producer of the industry standard VBOX systems, is the exclusive Dodge Demon VBOX Video HD2 data logger and in-car camera system.

Featuring a 10-Hertz GPS system synchronized with video capture capability to display and track real-time vehicle performance information, the Demon VBOX Video HD2 system tracks the following:

60-, 330-, 660-, 1,000-feet, quarter-mile and 0-60 mph elapsed times
Accelerator/brake use
Gear selection
Engine RPM
Vehicle speed
G-force reading from launch
Wheel slip
Air temperature
Altitude
Launch Control activation
TransBrake activation

The Demon VBOX HD2 Video system is exclusively available to Challenger SRT Demon buyers and is customized with the buyer’s name, VIN and serial number on a personalized metal ID badge on the harness bar mounting bracket and the black carrying case.

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