How Many Dodge Demons Were Made

How Many Dodge Demons Were Made

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Battle Of The Generations: ’72 Dodge Challenger Drag Races Demon

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Just 3000 Dodge Demons left the factory in 2018, and each dealership was lucky if they could get one in stock for customers to buy. For a single dealership to collect 16 of them suggests some kind of inside baseball, but it’s not likely that we’ll learn that story.

The 840 horsepower street-legal race car has earned its following, with some examples reselling for almost double their original price already. Although the vehicles on the dealership’s lot are technically brand new with zero miles, is it ethical to ask the same price as cars that have already appreciated in value? That’s for buyers to decide.

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Engines, Ride, and Handling

The heart of this demonic Challenger is its 808-hp supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8. Wait, didn’t we already say it makes 840 horsepower? That is correct, but only when the gas tank is filled with 100-plus-octane race fuel and the $1 Demon Crate package is added, which includes a special engine controller that helps unlock the engine’s full potential. Add—or should we say subtract—numerous interior pieces to make it lighter, along with the many other weight-saving methods, and Dodge claims the Demon can cover the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. What does that mean? It’s (expletive) fast, that’s what.

While we haven’t tested one at our test track, we’ve driven it at the drag strip and confirmed its gut-punch takeoffs. Of course, that performance requires more than just big horsepower and torque numbers. Every Demon has a host of specialized upgrades that we’ve covered in-depth. Highlights include adjustable dampers that help transfer the weight rearward during takeoffs. The standard eight-speed automatic transmission has a trans brake that helps launch the car harder, along with other enhancements. A set of standard supersticky tires are stuffed under its four flared fenders while a pair of 4.5-inch-wide front wheels are included in the Demon Crate—tires sold separately. Although this drag-racing special was never meant for twisting tracks or winding roads, it can be driven comfortably to cruise nights and car shows. Just don’t accidentally mistake the right pedal for the left.

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