Dodge Demon 170: Bragging Rights Are Back in Mopar Territory
The new 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is the final “Last Call” model, closing the book on the storied Mopar model. However, the new muscle car isn’t just the end of an era; it’s the most powerful production muscle car ever. Check out the Demon 170, a blacktop-busting monster with drag-strip domination in its sights.
How much horsepower does the Dodge Challenger Demon 170 produce?
The new 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 produces 1,025 horsepower and 945 lb-ft of torque from its supercharged 6.2L V8 engine. That makes it the most potent Dodge car ever and the most powerful production muscle car in history.
Moreover, the ballistic brute makes its 1,025 horsepower figure on E85. However, it’s no slouch on pump gas; Dodge says the 170 will produce 900 horsepower and 810 lb-ft of torque on 91-octane fuel.
How fast is the new Dodge Demon?
For the hilariously and heinously powerful Demon 170, ‘fast’ is an understatement. Dodge says the new underworld-dweller finished a quarter-mile drag in just 8.61 seconds on a fully-prepped surface with a trap speed of 151 mph.
Moreover, the 170 will launch at 2.004 g, the highest g-force of any production car under acceleration. With a rollout, Mopar’s latest monster hit 60 mph in just 1.66 seconds under ideal track conditions. That makes it one of the fastest-accelerating road cars in the world. CEO Tim Kuniskis has to feel like his muscle cars are retiring on top.
How is the new Dodge Demon 170 so powerful?
The final Last Call Challenger produces its magical power figures by taking the supercharged 6.2L V8 recipe to the next level. First, the Dodge model drinks E85 to produce peak power instead of pump gasoline. Moreover, the new Demon’s 170-proof cocktail of choice is the source of its name.
Inside the beast’s heart, Dodge equipped the 170 with all-new internals, save for a shared camshaft with the previous halo car. According to Car and Driver, the new Demon’s development was costly and frustrating; Tim Kuniskis told journalists that the automaker destroyed several engines, which led to the vehicle’s delay.
However, after Mopar’s mad scientists finished, the new 170 had myriad new parts. For instance, the new Dodge model hordes air through a 3.0L supercharger harnessing 22 lbs of boost.
Is the new Demon 170 more powerful than the original SRT Demon?
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon produced 808 horsepower on pump gasoline and 840 with high-octane fuel and the contents of its whimsical $1 crate. As a result, the new 170 makes upwards of 185 horsepower more than its predecessor.
Like the 2018 model, the NHRA banned the new 170 for running a sub-nine-second quarter mile without a roll cage. However, Dodge continued the spirit of the unreason and included the option for fans to purchase a parachute for the production drag-racing car.
Is the Demon 170 the last Challenger?
The new $100,000 Demon is a bittersweet affair for Dodge, Mopar fans, and automotive history. Barring some outrageous competitor from the seventh-generation Ford Mustang, the final Last Call model will retire the age of high-horsepower hilarity.