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New Carbon Fiber Dodge Challenger: Yours For Only $169,995

Everything is extreme about this one-of-four completely carbon fiber-bodied Dodge Challenger, including the price. SpeedKore Performance Group brought one like this Challenger Demon to the SEMA Show in 2017. Back then it was 840 hp as all Demons are equipped. So the weight reduction combined with the Demon package made for one hell of a fast Challenger. But 840 hp was deemed not fast enough.

Since then the engine has been massaged to crank out 1,400 hp. Combine that with the 200-pound weight reduction afforded by the carbon fiber panels and this sucker is obscenely fast. Scary-fast in fact. As for this example, the only problem is that no one knows how fast the Challenger is. 

This carbon fiber Challenger Demon retains its 840 hp Hemi

2018 SpeedKore carbon fiber Challenger Demon | SpeedKore-
2018 SpeedKore carbon fiber Challenger Demon | SpeedKore

That’s because this Demon has retained its 840 hp engine and the car itself has only six miles on the odometer. It’s the fourth and final SpeedKore carbon fiber Challenger. So specs are more angelic with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 770 lb-ft of torque. That’s with av-gas; with pump gas figure 808 hp and 717 lb-ft of torque. 

In all Dodge made 3,300 Demon Challengers in 2018 with a list price of $143,000. The SpeedKore carbon fiber body was an additional $90,000 according to Allpar. The $169,995 asking price looks like a bargain if you have always wanted one of these but couldn’t afford the $233,000 tab. 

There are other SpeedKore carbon fiber creations besides this Challenger

2018 SpeedKore carbon fiber Challenger Demon | SpeedKore-
2018 SpeedKore carbon fiber Challenger Demon | SpeedKore

SpeedKore is on a carbon fiber speed fetish high of late. Besides the Challenger, it has also spit out a carbon fiber-bodied new Dodge Charger with a 1,525 hp V8. It has also built a 1970 Charger with a complete carbon fiber body and 996 hp. All it takes is a wad of money and no fear of speed.

Back to the crazy Challenger Demon you see here it was ordered loaded from the factory. Heated and cooled front seats, 18-speaker sound system, and a two-tone leather/Alcantara interior round out the fast package. Of course, the idea behind the Demon was drag race quick so not a lot of them came with add-ons. 

All of the 3,300 Demons were built for lightweight and hard launches

2018 SpeedKore carbon fiber Challenger Demon | SpeedKore-
2018 SpeedKore carbon fiber Challenger Demon | SpeedKore

All Demons had crazy standard features like adjustable dampers, a trans brake to make hard launches at the strip, sticky tires, and an extra set of 4.5-inch front runner front wheels. Less sound deadening and the option to omit the power-adjustable steering and audio bits further reduced weight. 

But if weight reduction is your goal nothing does it like replacing all of the metal panels with carbon fiber. As we said this whole exercise is an exercise in extremes. Without crazies like SpeedKore and its ilk, we couldn’t imagine what driving one of these must be like. And just like the finer things in life if we can’t have them we want to at least imagine the experience in our high-speed dreams.

2018 SpeedKore carbon fiber Challenger Demon | SpeedKore-
2018 SpeedKore carbon fiber Challenger Demon | SpeedKore