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Is The $96,666 Price Reasonable?

Dodge Challenger Demon 170 Price Specs Info
2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170

The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 offers an absurd amount of horsepower from its 6.2L Hemi V8 engine, paired with a modified 3.0-liter supercharger straight from the Hellephant crate engine. Resulting in 1,025 horsepower and 945 lb-ft of torque, and 2.004 G of acceleration. But perhaps even more impressive is the price. With an MSRP of $96,666 (excluding destination and fees), let’s see how it compares to other high-horsepower cars on the market before all the markups we’ve seen lately.

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170: Price Comparison

Starting with the first go-to, everyone will compare the Dodge Challenger Demon 170 to the 2018 Demon with an MSRP of $84,995. Yes, that’s less than the new Demon 170, but is a full second slower in the quarter mile, and nearly 200 hp less powerful.

Then there’s the 670 C8 Corvette Z06, which starts at $106,395. Yes, it’s an American supercar for the ages, but if you’re looking for the final say in power and quickness, this ain’t it.

Dodge SRT Demon Challenger 170 supercharged Hemi V8 Hellephant
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As for other Stellantis vehicles, the 470 hp Jeep Wrangler 392 Anniversary Edition will set customers back $90,985. It can actually exceed $100,000 if you get the right one, and makes the Demon 170 seem like even greater of a value.

The Ram TRX is another high-octane Hemi-powered vehicle with 702 horsepower and an MSRP of $86,450 for the 2023 model year. The competitor to that super truck is the Raptor R, which has just 700 horsepower, weighs a bit less but costs $109,145. The advantages for these super trucks are their off-road abilities, but of course pale in comparison when looking at sheer power and speed.

Compared to the legendary S550 Ford Mustang GT500, which produced 760 ponies and originally cost $72,900, which is a hefty sum for something that’s a decent distance from surpassing that 1,000 HP mark. We also have the S650 Ford Mustang Dark Horse, which makes 500 horsepower, but costs $59,565 to start, not cheap when you can double the power for just $30,000 more.

The Tesla Model S Plaid is known for its wicked fast 0-60 time of 1.98 seconds, which is now surpassed by the Dodge Demon 170 with a 0-60 time of 1.66 seconds. In 2023, customers would have to shell out $114,990 for the Model S Plaid, which people often buy for its immense acceleration. The Tesla Model X Plaid is a bit slower, reaching 60 mph in 2.3 seconds, and with an MSRP of $99,000, you’re losing some acceleration for the cost.

Finally, the Nissan GT-R is an iconic car that fans of the Fast and Furious movies love. It sounds beautiful; it’s fast and has around 565 to 600 ponies under the hood, though customers will have to shell out around $116,040.

If you have your heart set on something with over 1,000 horsepower, eyes will be trained on the world’s supercars. There’s a list that showcases all of them, but the price will go well beyond the $100,000 mark.

This means, by comparison to other vehicles on the market, the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 has a highly reasonable price for what you get. After its short production run ends, we will likely never see another car like it on the market for an MSRP below $100,000. Dodge plans to build as many as 3,300 of them, and will run for one model year only.

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170
The quickest, fastest and most powerful muscle car in the world — the 1,025 horsepower 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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