Does the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Have 900 HP?
Now that’s what I call an unholy rating!by Ciprian Florea, on
Although we have yet to see the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in the flesh, we already know many things about it. For starters, we know that it will be one heck of a muscle car. We know it will be the most powerful, factory-built muscle car, as well as the quickest from 0 to 60 mph. We also know it will be RWD and that it will have a few unique features inside and out. It’s also safe to assume that it will be powered by the same supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 found in the Hellcat. However, there’s no word as to how much horsepower it will have. This mystery was seemingly solved today by a picture posted on Instagram.
The photo in question was posted by Ryan Nagode, an FCA designer, and shows the refreshed UConnect screen on the center stack. On closer inspection, the display also includes a dyno graph showing a peak horsepower rating of around 900 horsepower. Likewise, the torque graph in the same image suggests a rating of around 850 pound-feet.
That’s almost 200 horsepower and 200 pound-feet more than the Challenger SRT Hellcat and a whole lot of oomph for a factory muscle car! Not only does it render most aftermarket packages obsolete, but it makes the Demon almost as powerful as supercars like the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1. Insane!
Now before you go crazy and start yelling "hell, yeah!" in your living room, I need to point out that Nagode said the image is for "rendering purposes only" and, more importantly, the dashboard section seen in the picture is actually from a Durango SUV. This could mean that Dodge is just trying to build more hype around the Demon and the dyno graph is just a clever way to attract attention. It could also be true, a scenario I’d very much prefer, but we won’t know for sure until Dodge spills the beans.
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Why it Matters
Although this image doesn’t provide official confirmation of the Demon’s output, it’s difficult to not get excited about the prospect of having a 900-horsepower, 850-pound-feet, road legal muscle car in showrooms. Only time will tell whether this is the case or not, but if the upcoming Challenger SRT is as powerful as the graph suggests, than Dodge is clearly insane and wants to obliterate everything in its path on the muscle car market. I don’t know about you, but this is exactly what I want from Dodge right now!
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Read our full review on the upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon here.