The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been revealed at the New York motor show, with 829bhp and 770lb ft of torque.
829bhp Challenger takes 2.3sec to reach 60mph, and claims the fastest quarter-mile record for a production car
Using Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ familiar 6.2-litre Hemi V8 to achieve the power figure, the Demon eclipses the Challenger Hellcat’s 707bhp thanks to a larger supercharger, 14.5psi boost pressure, a higher, 6500rpm redline, an additional dual-stage fuel pump, and upgraded induction system.
The car’s power reserve and performance helps it to claim the Guinness World Record for the fastest quarter-mile of any production car – 9.65sec – as well as being one of the fastest-accelerating production cars in the world, taking 2.3sec to reach 60mph.
During acceleration, the car took the Guinness World Record of being the first ever production car to pull a wheelie; the front wheels lifted 89cm under acceleration.
Dodge also claims the car produces 1.8g when accelerating; the highest reading recorded yet for a production car, while the car’s bonnet scoop is the largest functional bonnet scoop on any production car.
Options on the Demon include deletion of the front and rear passenger seats; $1 each, while a Transbrake – a system which locks the transmission output shaft for quicker launches – is standard. A ‘Demon Crate’ containing tools, performance parts and other accessories is also included.
The Demon is limited to 3300 units across the USA and Canada, with first deliveries taking place in the autumn. Demon customers receive a one-day driving tutorial for high-performance driving. A price for the Challenger SRT Demon hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s expected to far exceed the £52,000 imported price of the Challenger Hellcat.