Pour Out a Little Liquor For the Demon As Dodge Ends Production Of Its Demented Muscle Car
All 3,300 units have been built and the last one should fetch a hefty price tagby Kirby, on
A little over a year after it took the whole auto world by storm, the reign of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is about to come to an end. Production of the 840-horsepower muscle car is over after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles built the final production model of the Challenger SRT Demon. All told, Dodge built 3,300 units of the Challenger SRT Demon, including the final production model that will be offered as part of the “Ultimate Last Chance” package that Dodge and Barrett-Jackson will offer at an auction next month.
Dodge said from the beginning that it only planned to build the Challenger SRT Demon for one year at a capped number of 3,300 units
We all knew it was going to end at some point. Dodge said from the beginning that it only planned to build the Challenger SRT Demon for one year at a capped number of 3,300 units. One year and 3,300 models later, the Challenger SRT Demon is about to head to retirement. The final production model was built yesterday at the company’s Brampton Assembly plant in Canada. Like most final production models, the last Challenger SRT Demon is going to wear exclusive garb to showcase its status. It’s getting an exclusive Viper Red paint finish, exclusive drag radial tires, a front passenger seat, rear seat delete, a trunk carpet kit, car cover, VIN instrument panel badge, and a Demon Authentication package. It also gets the Demon Crate, which includes narrow front-runner drag wheels, a performance powertrain control module with high-octane engine calibration, replacement switch module with high-octane button, and a set of Demon-branded track tools that are being thrown in for good measure.
All that’s on top of the car that’s also getting the same 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 that all other versions of the Challenger SRT Demon have. That engine’s good for 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque, enough to propel it from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds and to a world-record quarter-mile time for a production car of only 9.65 seconds at 140 mph.
Considering that the first-production Challenger SRT Hellcat fetched $1.65 million on its own, a $2 million bid seems like a conservative estimate.
Needless to say, acquiring the final production Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is going to be far more difficult — and much more expensive — than any other model of its kind. You can’t buy it outright because the car itself is going to be offered by Dodge and Barrett-Jackson as part of the “Ultimate Last Chance” package that will also include the final production Dodge Viper. The whole package will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s northeast auction next month in Connecticut where it is expected to easily reach the seven-figure range. Considering that the first-production Challenger SRT Hellcat fetched $1.65 million on its own, a $2 million bid seems like a conservative estimate.
Let’s hope it gets to that number because all the proceeds from the auction will go directly to the United Way.
Dodge Demon Performance 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|
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