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The new Dodge Demon's performance is as demonic as its name suggests

By Kenny Yeo - on 13 Apr 2017, 10:55am

The new Dodge Demon's performance is as demonic as its name suggests

(Image source: Dodge)

Dodge's new Challenger SRT Demon is a car with performance that wholly lives up to its name. In fact, it is so bonkers that it will forever change your mind about what muscle cars can do.

Here are the records that it now holds:

  1. World's fastest production car from 0-60mph: 2.1 seconds. That's even faster than the new 1,500hp Bugatti Chiron.
  2. World's fastest production car over a quarter mile: 9.65 seconds at a top speed of 140mph (225km/h). In comparison, the trio of ultra-lux hypercars like the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, and Porsche 918 Spyder all take around 9.8 seconds.
  3. Highest acceleration G-Force in a production car: 1.8G
  4. World's first production car to be capable of a wheelie. The Guinness World Records measured it at 2.92ft (0.8m). It's not much, but a wheelie is a wheelie alright?

(Image source: Dodge)

How did the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon achieve all of this? 

A lot of it is down to the engine, which is a highly tuned supercharged V8 that has a special intake chiller that actively lowers intake air temperatures. Cooler air is denser, denser air equals more oxygen, and more oxygen equals more power. As a result, the Dodge Challenge SRT Demon produces a whopping 840hp and 1044nm of torque.

To put all of that power down to the ground, the Demon will come with barely legal super sticky 18-inch 315 section drag tires.

No price has been revealed yet, but production will be limited to around 3000 odd units.

Source: Top Gear