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Dodge Demon

Back when the Dodge Demon was heading to showrooms, FCA said that the early production cars would go to dealers who promised to sell them at or below MSRP, in an attempt to stop dealerships from tagging on huge “market adjustments” to the car’s sale price. Dodge also required a notarized document signed by both the dealer and the customer that was then processed by a “Demon Concierge” at Dodge before the car could be sold and put into production. While these tactics helped to limit huge markups from new, that hasn’t stopped Challenger Demon owners from ramping up their price on the second-hand market.

3,000 units were built for the U.S. and an additional 300 were shipped over to Canada, which makes the Demon as exclusive as it is powerful. The limited production run ended when the last Demon rolled off the assembly line in mid-2018, leaving many muscle car fanatics wanting to get their hands on the most insane Dodge ever built. In case you’re wondering, no, it’s not coming back.

Under the hood of the infernal Dodge sits an enhanced version of the 6.2L Hellcat V8 engine, now fitted with a 2.8-liter supercharger, the largest ever fitted to a modern production car. Total output is a ludicrous 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque with the optional race-gas-tuned ECU installed. Pump the Demon full of good ol’ 93 octane, and you’ll still have 808 horsepower available under your right foot.

Dodge Demon Burnout

In order to make good use of all that shove, Dodge loaded the Demon with some of the most extreme drag racing tech ever fitted to a production car. The standard eight-speed automatic transmission has been modified with a trans brake, which helps build revs and launch the car harder when the lights turn green. The Demon also has adjustable dampers that transfer the weight towards the rear during hard launches, to make the most of the 315-width Nitto NT05R drag radials made specifically for the Demonic Challenger out back. All that Drag racing tech allows the Dodge Demon to run the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph, making it the quickest production car in the world over 1,320 feet.

This particular Demon finished in TorRed Clearcoat was purchased new by the owner of Larry Roesch Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Elmhurst, Illinois, where it currently sits. The $1 optional Demon Crate was ordered alongside the car, as was a list of other options including the added front passenger and rear seats. All in all this car wore a factory window sticker price of $92,752, and the owner of the dealership clearly thinks it’s worth more. Despite being one of the craziest performance machines ever made, this Demon has only traveled 11 miles since it rolled off the assembly line.

If you’re interested in purchasing this satanic muscle car, you may just need to make a deal with the devil to afford its $165,000 asking price.

Written by Lucas Bell

Lucas holds a journalism degree from Wayne State University, and is a Automotive Press Association scholarship recipient. While an American muscle fan through and through, he once wrote a fascinating comparison review about eScooters.

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