Dodge has shocked the world by invoking dark forces. Based on the popular Challenger Hellcat, the Dodge Demon specs are those of a record-breaking supercar. Starting with the most obvious: it’s a very wide car. Open the door and you will find a 4-point harness for the driver’s seat.
To build the world’s fastest production car, Dodge started with a new block. A giant supercharger now displaces 2.7 liters and is chilled by an intercooler along with a shot of cool air from the A/C. This allows boost to reach 14.7 pounds at launch. Being the first production car equipped with a trans-brake, it allows the Demon to pull a wheelie at the starting line.
A quarter-mile time of 9.65 seconds at 140 mph is why it is banned from NHRA racing – because it lacks a roll cage. Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, both front tires are in the air for 2.92 feet. 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque will have you at 60 mph in 2.3 seconds. Only 3,000 cars will be built for the US and 300 for Canada, which makes the Demon a hot commodity.
Dodge Demon Specs:
Horsepower: 840 hp (on race gas)
Torque: 770 lb-ft
0-60 MPH: 2.1 Seconds
0-200 MPH: 55 Seconds
60-0 Braking: 97 ft
1/4 Mile: 9.54 Seconds @ 140 MPH
Top Speed: 203 MPH
Dodge Demon Review
If you are looking for a genuine muscle car, the Dodge Demon specs are perfect for drag racing. It is loud and the ride is stiff. Luxuries are in short supply but power is not. Developed alongside the Challenger HellCat, the Demon still retains a bit of street civility, as long as you stay out of race mode. Adaptive shocks with 12” wide tires at all corners make for excellent grip. The springs are nearly 30% softer than the HellCat, which helps in racing. It also allows the car to return a comfy ride on the highway.
Dodge Demon Engine
Between the flared front fenders is the most powerful production V8 ever offered. Engineers took the HellCat’s 6.2 liter V8 and topped it with a 2.8-liter supercharger. It is fed by a 1” fuel line that flows more than a showerhead. Full power is accessed by a programmer that comes in the Demon Crate, the $1 box of goodies that will have you ready to race. It unlocks the ability to run race fuel, another first in a production car.
Dodge Demon specs the boost at 14.5 psi, or 1 Bar at launch. The intake can inhale 1,150 cubic-feet of air every minute. The crank, pistons, and rods are all forged, and the oil galleries inside the block flow 50% more oil to the piston squirters. These nozzles are aimed at the underside of the pistons, and they provide cooling to the beasts of burden. Every block is bored with torque-plates to ensure every angle is true when the heads are in place. Squirters were also added to cool the valve springs, allowing the engine to reach 6,500 rpm.
Dodge Demon Transmission
The only transmission offered is the 8-speed 8HP90 automatic. As such, Dodge Demon specs required several unique improvements. A specific high-stall torque converter was developed for the ultimate ¼ mile run. It is held back by an internal trans-brake which locks 1st to 2nd gear. This momentary action allows the engine to rev while under load. This builds boost by the ignition cutting spark to every other cylinder until you release the Demon. Once you are rolling, gear changes take only 400 ms and you feel each one of them.
Dodge Demon Brakes
Going fast isn’t fun if you can’t stop, so Dodge Demon specs the brakes to be just as capable as the engine. While the rotors and calipers look identical to the Challenger Scat Pack, they asked Brembo to make them as light as possible. So the rotor itself is a smaller diameter than the HellCat, but they are bolted to 12” wide tires at each corner. This allows the Demon to stop from 100-0 in only 96 feet. That is better than any Viper.
Dodge Demon Design
The menacing look is a function of the Dodge Demon specs intended for drag racing. The high beam lights were ditched in favor of halos that surround intakes for the engine. The largest hood scoop of any production car helps to channel cool air to the supercharger. Every wheel opening is flared in an almost cartoonish way to fit the massive tires.
Dodge Demon Price
Now we have reached the most explosive of the Dodge Demon specs. On paper, the Dodge Demon price is $84,995. If you want a passenger seat, it is $1. The rear seats are $1. Carpet for the trunk is $1. And the Demon Crate is also $1. A luxury package includes heated steering wheel, heated and cooled leather seats for $1,500. An 18-speaker Harmon/Kardon system is $995, and the craziest price is a $4,995 sunroof. What comes free is one day of driving instruction at Bob Bondurant’s racing school. Dealers have been marking them up due to the limited production, but Dodge pushes back the build date for each dollar sold over invoice cost.
Dodge Demon Interior
Because it is intended to be a race car, Dodge Demon specs the interior as Spartan. Like mentioned above, if don’t opt for any of the upgrades your Demon will arrive with one seat. It does have an infotainment screen with a basic audio system. The screen’s primary purpose is to configure the car’s various suspension and performance systems.
Dodge Demon Standout Features
The Dodge Demon is the first production car to be banned by the NHRA. Any car that runs 9.99 or faster needs a roll cage, driveshaft loop, and a few other safety upgrades before it can be raced. The Demon box mentioned above costs $1, but it will arrive with skinny front wheels and tires, impact gun, jack, and jack stands, and the 103 octane tuner. Each part will be engraved with the VIN and your name, so the extra dollar seems worth it. The first production car with a trans-brake, this fun feature will allow you to pull a wheelie for the perfect hole shot.
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