The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is an imperfect car. It was built only for the 2018 model year, with roughly 570 US-market models finished in TorRed.
The reason why we call it imperfect is because a great many things need to go right for it in order to do what Dodge claims it can do. Plus, there’s a lot of prep-work that goes into getting your Demon ready to launch.
Of course, with everything going as planned, this is without a doubt one of the fastest-accelerating cars in the world, thanks to its 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 that’s rated at 808 HP (819 PS) on 91 octane gasoline and 840 HP (852 PS) on 100 octane fuel.
So what can you do if you want a new one? First of all, since production has ended, settle for “barely used” instead, like this 209-mile (336 km) example getting auctioned off through Bring a Trailer. Second, get ready to pay above sticker price, especially if it’s well-kept.
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The sticker on this Demon reads $86,762, with additional features including the Air Catcher headlights, Air Grabber hood, fender flares, Demon badging, black fuel cap, black decklid spoiler and dual exhausts. Inside, there’s black cloth on the bolstered front seats to go with white stitching and Demon embroidery. The steering wheel meanwhile is wrapped in Alcantara for superior grip – which you need if you’re planning on launching the car hard.
As for the Demon Crate, it packs the race-tuned ECU, a Snap-On tool kit, Demon branded jack and those silly, yet very useful, narrow drag racing wheels for the front axle.
Officially, the Challenger SRT Demon is capable of hitting 30 mph (48 km/h) in 1 second, 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.3 seconds, 100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.1 seconds and a top speed that’s factory limited at 168 mph (270 km/h). It can also cover a quarter mile in just 9.65 seconds at 140.09 mph (225.45 km/h).
How much will it go for? Well, there surely is no way of knowing, but at the time of writing, and with five days left in the auction, it had already attracted a highest bid of $100,000.