POSTED: x Of Wheelies, Quarter Miles, and Hellspawn: Meet the 2018 Dodge SRT Demon



While the market of enthusiasts that crave cars to smash quarter-mile records is a relatively small one, it’s one that Dodge has recently decided to speak to with its latest version of the Challenger. Unveiled in New York City last week, the 2018 SRT Demon not only trounces the brand’s own Hellcat in power output, but also every other competitor, stock or tuned.

The SRT Demon may have the Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8, but it’s been retuned for a different mission. Upgraded to put out 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque with 100-octane fuel, it hits 60 in just 2.3 seconds, and passes the quarter mile mark in 9.65. This makes it the fastest production vehicle ever produced, as certified by the NHRA. It’s so powerful, in fact, that it pops wheelies off the line, and comes with two keys to limit system output. Regular gas and a red key lowers it to 808 hp, while the black “valet” key lowers it further to 500 hp.

As a niche model, we don’t expect a lot of examples of the Demon to be floating around. If you want to drive one, contact us at our Dodge dealership in Oneonta, NY soon to learn when the order books open! We can put your name in, and help you spec it to your tastes when it becomes available.

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