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Hennessey To Lift Dodge Challenger Demon Beyond 1,500 HP

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/04/hennessey-to-lift-dodge-challenger.html

Sure, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon may 'only' have a rather 'unextraordinary' 840 hp on tap but even still, it is the world's quickest road-legal production car, capable of launching to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds while recording a 9.65 second quarter mile.

For Hennessey Performance however, even those figures aren't enough. Shortly after the Demon's unveiling, the Texas tuner has revealed that it will offer a selection of upgrade packages for the drag-strip focused Dodge.

For starters, Hennessey will offer a NHRA-legal roll cage for the Demon, taking prospective owners one-step closer to being able to record sub-9.9 second quarter mile times at NHRA-sanctioned events. A parachute upgrade is also being developed for the muscle car. You know, just in case.

In typical Hennessey fashion, it will also work on making the Demon faster than ever before. Significantly faster. The company says it will offer upgraded supercharger systems capable of delivering over 1500 hp meaning that before long, we'll be seeing Demons with double their standard horsepower figures to not only improve acceleration times but to also make the Demon an absolute menace in longer-form drag racing events like half mile and one mile rolling races.

Hennessey hasn't said when it will offer its Demon upgrades to customers or how much they'll cost. Whatever the price, you can bet your bottom dollar that the promise of more power will be too much to resist for some owners.
 

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Goes On Sale From $84,995, Optional Demon Crate Costs $1

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/05/dodge-challenger-srt-demon-goes-on-sale.html

Dodge have kept their word as they are offering the new Challenger SRT Demon from well under $100,000, on the US market.

Prices for the devilish straight-line monster start from $84,995, including the $1,700 gas guzzler tax, but before taking it home, you will also have to pay an additional $1,095 as a destination charge.

"Eighty-five thousand dollars is not just a number in a business case to Dodge; we know it's a lot of money and a significant up-charge over a Challenger Hellcat," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars at Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat.

"We worked very hard to build as much value into the Challenger SRT Demon as possible – features, performance and exclusivity that simply can't be duplicated with a goal of maintaining, and possibly even growing, as much future value as possible".

Those looking for just a bit more can spec their Dodge Challenger SRT Demon with a few optional features that can be had from just $1 (MSRP) each. These include the front passenger seat, rear seat available in leather or cloth, trunk carpet kit, and the marketed Demon Crate and performance parts, which the FCA-owned brand says they are valued at $6,140.

The latter upgrade will unleash the muscle car's full potential at the drag strip, allowing the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine to produce 840 horses and 770 pound-feet (1,044Nm) of torque.

Bringing the Demon's final price close to the $100k mark isn’t hard, as the automaker also offers a bunch of optional features, such as the Leather Front Seat Group, with its Laguna leather and Alcantara suede covered seats, front passenger seat, heated and ventilated leather front seats, heated steering wheel, bright pedals, power tilt/telescoping steering column, and premium floor mats for $1,595.

Paying another $995 will unlock the Comfort Audio Group, which brings a front passenger cloth seat, premium floor mats, bright pedals, and a premium Harman Kardon audio system, with a 900W amplifier, two subwoofers and 18 speakers.

For $2,495, Dodge can throw in the Comfort Group, which combines both the aforementioned packages, while those who must have a sunroof will have to pay an extra $4,995.

The Black Satin Graphics Package, which brings a choice of 15 exterior colors, including the satin black painted hood, roof, and decklid, costs $3,495, while the Black Satin Hood alone will set you back for $1,995. Customers can also pay extra to have their names attached to the Demon Crates.

Dodge will start producing the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon later this summer at the Brampton assembly plant. 3,000 units are destined for the United States, and 300 for Canada, all of them covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage.

The first cars will arrive at dealers starting this fall.
 

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meh I could think of many cars to spend $100k on before a junk ass dodge.
 

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meh I could think of many cars to spend $100k on before a junk ass dodge.
To be fair they are probably no more junk then corvettes/mustangs ect. A car with competitive straight line speed is no where near 100k unless someone wants to show some examples and correct me.

No one is really offereing a car that competes with the demon though. I mean shoot there was a guy this week that went like 9.04 at 154 stock blower/motor with a six speed in his hellcat not many platforms can pull that off.
 

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You can argue this all day. I'm willing to bet a new M4 is quicker in the corners....

It's about what the user wants, for this application, nothing competes, well because, there's 0 competition.
 

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Better than what porsche charges to take things away.
I like how you can buy the passenger seat for a $1, and the rear seat for another $1. Funny guys, these Dodge folks.

And, despite all that careful and methodical weight reduction, the Demon is still one hell of a portly sonofagun. :lol:
 

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To me, the Hellcat and Demon (and SRT 392) are simply the current iteration of the Buick Grand National. They are just bad-boy cars. Fast in the straight line, big and comfy.
 

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The GT 500 winning didn't surprise me too much. The decisiveness of the wins did.


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The GT 500 winning didn't surprise me too much. The decisiveness of the wins did.


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Agreed. All cars tested there on slicks stock run in the 10's except for the Camaro. Traction was an issue big time. First person to hook won the races.

R.K.
 
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