This Dodge Demon Is In Need of an Exorcism
This supercharged V-8-powered muscle car is undoubtedly the devil in disguiseby Amreetam Basu, on LISTEN 03:43
The Challenger SRT Demon debuted in 2017 and went out of production in 2018, being limited to only 3,300 examples. Dodge took the already potent Challenger Hellcat and slapped a widebody kit, a bigger supercharger inside a new engine, and some crazy drag race technology to make it the most potent V-8 production car in history. If you are a car enthusiast of the highest order, Bring a Trailer has a 2018 Dodge Demon list for auction, and is has only 1,300 miles on the odometer.
The Sickest Challenger Ever Built by Dodge
Dodge seems to have used best practices for aftermarket car modifications to build the Demon. The result was a demonic drag race monster born to reign the quarter-mile world. Dodge built the 6.2-liter V-8 engine with a 2.7-liter supercharger that whines like crazy on hard acceleration. Apart from that, the engine has 25 new components that differ from the other Challengers, including new pistons, rods, fuel-injection system, and increased boost pressure.
As a result, the engine was rated at 808 horsepower on 91 octane gas. But filling the tank with 100 octane gas would unlock the total 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque. However, Dodge offered the said performance and other upgrades with a $1 package, which the lucky owners called “The Crate.” The package included a set of skinny front tires, a performance ECU, a performance air filter, and some tools.
The Demon is like no other big chunky American cruiser. It could do 0-60 in just 2.3 seconds and a standing quarter-mile in 9.6 seconds. For an $85,000 car, the performance seemed to be unreal. For reference, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport does naught to 60 in 2.8 seconds, with its 1,578-horsepower turbo W-16 engine. Also, the Chiron is about 40 times more expensive than the introductory price of the Demon. Watch the Demon go against the Lamborghini Aventador in a drag race. You will have an idea of how fast the Demon is.
Dodge has also incorporated a few innovations to enhance the experience. If you are in the world of drag racing, you know about the TransBrake. The feature locks the transmission output shaft to hold the car in place as you build up the revs in the Launch Control mode. This enables a better initial pickup as the engine has enough boost to deliver ample power to the wheels. The Demon was the first production vehicle to receive this feature. Additionally, the Demon included a Line Lock control feature that locked the front wheels while allowing you to spin the rear wheels until the TPMS detected the ideal tire temperature.
Already a fan of the Demon? There is still a chance to own one
This 2018 model year of the Demon is finished in B5 Blue Pearl and is among 135 examples to inherit this paint scheme. Additionally, the Demon is offered with a California title and a clean Carfax report. This four-year-old Demon is in pristine condition and has only clocked 1,300 miles on the odometer. After the current owner acquired the car, a paint protection film and tinted glass were applied in 2019. As a limited production car, the Dodge Demon is increasing in value. This iteration of the Demon can go above $150,000 in bidding since it is not your average American muscle car.
Source: Bring a Trailer