Auburn Hills automaker FCA US today announced pricing for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a muscle car with 808 horsepower, which starts at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $84,995. The price includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax, but not a $1,095 destination fee. However, prospective Challenger SRT Demon owners looking to unleash the vehicle’s full potential can do so for $1.
“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,” says Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger cars for Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “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.”
The limited-production Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the first production car to do a front-wheel lift, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, and is the world’s fastest quarter-mile production car with an elapsed time of 9.65 seconds at 140 miles per hour, as certified by the National Hot Rod Association. While the vehicle remains a livable street car, each component was optimized for weight, capability, and durability on the drag strip.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon also features: a 6.2-liter Demon V-8 engine with 808 horsepower and 717 pounds of torque, a Brembo lightweight high-performance brake system with two-piece rotors, 3.09 rear axle ratio for improved off-the-line acceleration, After-Run Cooler to help the vehicle get ready for the next run faster, torque reserve, Air-Grabber induction system, two-speaker audio system, 18 inch by 11 inch lightweight aluminum wheels, and several cosmetic features including Demon head logo fender badges and dark brushed interior accents.
For $1 more, owners wanting to make their Challenger SRT Demon more capable on the strip can gain access to the Demon Crate, which brings the car to 840 horsepower and 770 pounds of torque. Valued at $6,140, the package includes:
Direct Connection Performance Parts:
- Two narrow, front-runner drag wheels
- Performance powertrain control module with high-octane engine calibration
- Replacement instrument panel switch module with high-octane button
- Personalized ID badge
- Conical performance air filter
- Two valve stems
- Passenger mirror block-off plate
Demon-branded track tools:
- Hydraulic floor jack with carrying bag
- Cordless impact wrench with charger
- Torque wrench with extension and socket
- Tire pressure gauge
- Fender cover
- Tool bag
- Foam case that fits into the Challenger SRT Demon trunk and securely holds the front runner wheels and track tools
A cloth rear seat, leather rear seat, and demon trunk carpet kit are also all available for $1 each, while a red seatbelt upgrade costs $195.
Production of the limited-edition single model year 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon begins later this summer at the Brampton Assembly plant in Ontario, with 3,000 vehicles for the United States and 300 vehicles for Canada. Deliveries to Dodge SRT dealers will begin this fall.