Why Is the Dodge Demon 170 Sunroof so Expensive?
The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is this car’s final Last Call model. Once it’s gone, no more Dodge Hellcat Challengers will be made. Although a specialized muscle car like this one should cost a lot, why does the Dodge Demon 170 sunroof cost nearly $10,000? Let’s find out.
What is the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170?
This version of the Challenger is the very last of the Dodge muscle cars powered by the Hellcat engine. This 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 has become ubiquitous with insane power, pure aggression, and classic muscle car style.
In the Demon 170, this incredible engine delivers 1025 horsepower and 945 lb-ft of torque when fueled by E85 gasoline. This combination allows this Dodge Hellcat to hit 60 mph in 1.66 seconds and finish a quarter mile in 8.91 seconds at 151 mph.
The Dodge Demon 170 receives its name from the E85 fuel, which is 170-proof ethanol fuel, giving it a name derived from how alcohol strength is measured. If you were to run this car on 91 octane fuel, the power drops to 900 horsepower and 810 lb-ft of torque, which is still extremely strong.
Hellcats took over the market in 2015
The first Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat came to the market in 2015, and we haven’t been able to get enough of this amazing car. This first model packed 707 horsepower from the same engine found in the Demon 170. At the time, 707 horsepower was more than enough to best the Chevy Camaro ZL1, which offered 580 ponies, and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, with 662 horsepower.
Can Dodge justify the high cost of the Demon 170 Sunroof?
Most versions of the Dodge Challenger list the sunroof option at $1,295. The Demon 170 has it listed at $9,995. Strangely, this isn’t a typo. It causes the price of a Demon 170 to add nearly ten percent to the price. So far, we don’t see any justification for this extreme cost. Maybe the sunroof is made of special, high-cost material.
What’s the story with the sunroof?
Why is the Dodge Demon 170 Sunroof so expensive? Motor1 tells us that Dodge confirmed they really don’t want to sell the Challenger SRT Demon 170 with a sunroof. Still, offering it as an option on all other trims requires they also offer it on this high-powered, high-performance muscle car. The logic here is that you’ll have to pay top dollar for it if you want it.
“The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is the most powerful muscle car in the world. A sunroof goes against the ethos of the vehicle, but we are making it available for customers who truly desire one.” – Dodge
The Demon 170 is the final version of the Last Call models with a Hellcat engine under the hood. Maybe you could forgo the sunroof. If you want this feature on the Dodge Demon 170, you’ll pay a heavy premium to change the ethos of this incredible Dodge muscle car.