Concluding what has to be a longest teaser campaign in the history of automotive industry, well, Dodge has unleashed the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon.
And this car doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it was banned by the NHRA because it is too fast for the dragstrip.
With performance numbers that are mind boggling, this Dodge halo car is the perhaps the ultimate expression of the American muscle car.
It all starts with the numbers. Peak output is 840 hp and 770 pound-feet of torque, making it one of the most powerful V-8 vehicles ever produced, and that is just the beginning.
It has so much power it can lift the front wheels off a ground for 2.92 feet, making it the first production vehicle to do so, that’s been certified by Guinness World Records.
The 1/4 mile time? A flat out amazing 9.65 seconds at 140 mph, that was certified by the NHRA. For those keeping score at home, well, that means the Demon is the fastest production car in the straight line down the 1/4 mile.
It can pull 1.8 g in acceleration, run 0-30 mph in 1.0 second while running 0-60 mph in just 2.3 seconds. Yes, you read correctly, that makes it the fastest production vehicle in the 0-60 mph sprint in the world, regardless of pricing or powertrain. Take that, Tesla.