The biggest debut of the New York Auto Show (so far), has been the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Essentially a quarter-mile-focused version of the Challenger Hellcat, the Demon introduces loads of new performance features, and even more power... even though it's not technically legal on the drag strip.
Under the hood is a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat motor that produces as much as 840 horsepower (626 kilowatts), depending on which of the two keys you choose. The rear seats – well, there are none, and buyers can even option in things like a roll cage and a special branded crate, which includes a plaque with the owner’s name, the car’s VIN, and a host of other performance add-ons.
"No one has ever built a VIN-ed, street-legal drag car before," says Head of Passenger Car Brands for FCA North America, Tim Kuniskis. But what really makes the Demon the so-called king of quarter-mile? Senior Editor Jake Holmes takes a deeper dive into the details of Dodge’s quickest car to date.
In the video, features like the "Drag" mode function, line lock, and the specialized crate are detailed, the latter of which fits snuggly in the trunk of the car and holds all the specialized tools necessary for a day on the drag strip. Watch and get an even closer look at this crazed Demon.