Make Sure You Abide By Dodge’s Rules Before You Buy A Challenger SRT Demon
Dodge isn’t taking any chances, as well it shouldby Kirby Garlitos, on
Suppose you already have a reservation for the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and you’re just waiting for that precious call from your local Dodge dealer. It’s hard not to get excited about getting your hands on one of the most anticipated muscle cars to be released in recent history. Exciting times, isn’t it? Well, before you get a little too excited about the possibilities, Dodge is dousing that excitement with a three-page Demon Disclosure Form that you’ll have to abide by before you can bring your Challenger Demons home.
The document, acquired by Jalopnik, is essentially a “terms and conditions” waiver that Dodge wants every Challenger Demon buyer to sign, effectively waiving their rights to sue in the event they don’t follow any of the conditions laid out by the automaker. Among the important points that Dodge indicated in the form pertains to passenger seats. Specifically, the form says that “if the vehicle is not factory equipped with a passenger seat, customer shall never attempt to install a passenger seat because the passenger will not be properly protected." Another important reminder included in the form is a warning for owners never to use “any “Track-Use” features, functions, equipment or parts on public roads or any other prohibited area.”There are a lot more conditions laid out in the form, and almost all of which were put in to lay out the simple fact that the Challenger SRT is effectively a street-legal drag car and owners should use it with utmost care and caution.
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Smart on Dodge to free of itself of potential liabilities
Dodge definitely accomplished its goal of generating hype for the muscle car
The urge will be there the moment somebody gets behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Dodge definitely accomplished its goal of generating hype for the muscle car because a lot of people seem to be tripping over themselves to score a reservation. But, part of being able to own one is having the responsibility of making sure that the car is used properly.
The three-page Demon Disclosure Form is Dodge’s way of letting prospective owners of the Challenger Demon know of their responsibilities. In addition to the rules on the passenger seat and the use of the “Track-Use” features, Dodge is also emphasizing that if the factory-installed passenger and/or rear seats are removed, “no person shall ride in those seats” and if they still intend to do it, the customer “acknowledges that in the case of a collision or other accident, people riding in those areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed."
Customer shall have full responsibility and shall assume all risks related to the use of the features and application in the vehicle
Another important condition that simplifies the company’s conditions for owning the Challenger SRT Demon: “Customer shall have full responsibility and shall assume all risks related to the use of the features and application in the vehicle and shall only use the features and application when it is safe to do so. Failure to do so may result in an accident involving serious injury or death."
While it may seem like Dodge is putting too many conditions on the proper use of the car, it’s important for the company to do so because of what the muscle car is capable of and the potential risks that come with it in the event it’s not used properly. It’s a smart move because the responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of the owner and he won’t be able to go after Dodge in the event something happens to him or his car.
Dodge Demon 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|
|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|
|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)|
|0 to 60 mph||2.3 seconds|
|Quarter mile||9.65 seconds @ 140 mph|
Read our full review on the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon here.