Customers have been receiving their 1,025 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170s, taking them to the drag strip to race fellow enthusiasts or to try and break Dodge’s official quarter-mile time. Unfortunately, while the ambition was to build 3,000 units by the end of production last month, it’s unclear how many Demon 170s were built. While some owners have already placed their extraordinary muscle cars on the Dyno, we have yet to see it in a video. Until now, RacerX on YouTube has taken his version of the Demon 170 to run the numbers and see how it performs.
Once the Dodge Challenger Demon 170 is placed on the Dyno, we get to listen to the monstrous 6.2-liter supercharged V8 roar through a surge of power as it accelerates, yielding a maximum of 906.09 horsepower during its first run. Interestingly, the computer cuts off before they can see the engine’s peak power. When running a car on the Dyno, it’s essential to do so with a 1:1 gear ratio. That would be the sixth gear for the Challenger, and for some reason, it continuously cuts off at 5,500 RPM. Maybe it’s not done with the break-in period?
Even so, the performance numbers are outstanding, as it’s the most powerful and quickest muscle car ever. Dodge has stated that the Demon 170 can achieve an 8.91 second-quarter mile time thanks to its incredible power, while some folks have already managed to edge out the official time. Compared to the original Dodge Demon, the Demon 170 may look very similar, but there are several chassis updates. Firstly, the skinny front tires are gone, and the suspension is tuned to where the Demon 170 won’t pull wheelies, like its predecessor did. Largely because it doesn’t have to. Moreover, the engine doesn’t run on premium gasoline, but E85. Being that its 85 percent ethanol, which is an alcohol, that makes it 170 proof. Hence the name for the Dodge Demon 170!
Check out the Dodge Challenger Demon 170 dyno video just below; it offers a fantastic insight into this car’s raw power under the hood, along with some great exhaust sounds as it accelerates. Though, it would have been cooler if it hadn’t kept cutting off at 5,500 RPM.