After considerable chatter about a new super-fast model, amounting to considerable expectations, Dodge has finally unveiled the Challenger SR Demon. The company claims the model is the world’s fastest IC production car.
No regular seat belt would do for the impressively modified Challenger. No, a four-point harness is required for driving this speedster thanks to all of the power it packs underneath the hood. The NASA-worthy safety feature isn’t marketing hyperbole, either. Stomping on the gas at a standstill produces 1.3Gs.
The Challenger SRT Demon packs a new block and supercharger that displaces 2.7 liters and is cooled by a bigger intercooler and a blast from the A/C.
At the reveal of the model, the Demon showed it had the quickest launch off the line of any production model ever. And, it’s able to pop a wheelie—well, a two-wheelie. It landed in the Guinness World Record book as the first production car able to perform the maneuver.
All said and done, the Demon packs 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque. It can blast off from stop to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds and reach a quarter-mile in just 9.65 seconds. It’s worth noting that the Tesla Model S P100D can rocket to 60 mph in 2.28 seconds. The Demon is an impressive feat of engineering nonetheless, especially for an internal combustion vehicle.
Dodge will offer a three-year limited and a five-year powertrain warranty for their new creation. Only 3,000 examples will hit U.S. streets, with an additional 300 reserved for Canadian consumption. The company hasn’t yet determined a base price for the model, but is attempting to keep it below six figures.