Youtuber Goes For a Spin in the 2018 Dodge Demon!
There are few cars in the world, regardless of price or exclusivity, getting ...
There are few cars in the world, regardless of price or exclusivity, getting as much attention as Dodge’s Challenger SRT Demon. Known by most simply as “The Demon”, the car is the first car purposely built to excel in the quarter mile, and as such, has shown just how badass the minds at Dodge are when they’re turned loose on a project with no goal other than to be quick in the quarter.
With 840 horsepower on tap when filled with race gas and super sticky Nitto drag radials installed from the factory, the car is capable of ripping off sub-10 second quarter mile elapsed times in completely stock form, and holds the current records for 0-60 acceleration and quarter mile times, as well as holding the distinction of being the only factory hotrod on the planet to pull the front wheels. Needless to say, the car is a monster, as we learned when we were invited to drive it back in the summer.
The video below is a spot on representation of the effect the car has on people, even impressing guys like myself who have been around racing my entire life. For this car to roll off the assembly line and pin you back in the seat like a full-on drag car is nothing short of spectacular, and this guy’s downright giddy response to getting to go for a ride in one is perfect.
The supercharged HEMI powerplant has neck-snapping low end torque that challenges the drag radials even on the drag strip, but they do an amazing job compared to any other tire out there offered on a car from the factory. Cranking out 0-60 times in the 2.3 second range is a perfect indicator of just how hard the car accelerates, and you can see in this video that even on the part-throttle runs, the speedo climbs like a rocketship thanks to the insane power and traction combination.