Dodge Challenger Demon 170: a customer completes the ¼ mile in 9.398 seconds

Dodge Challenger

The first examples of the ultimate Dodge Challenger have started to appear in public as this car continues to make its mark on the automobile industry.

Unveiled last March as part of the Last Call program aimed at producing several limited series of the Charger and Challenger, the Demon 170 is unquestionably the most impressive of the lot, but it is also the most powerful variant in Challenger history. The muscular car from the American manufacturer is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 1,025 horsepower and 945 pound-feet of torque, nothing less.

This engine allows it to achieve impressive performance right out of the factory, without any additional modifications. This is precisely what a Challenger Demon 170 enthusiast wanted to demonstrate by bringing his car to the track. He managed to complete the ¼ mile in just 9.398 seconds, which is very fast. However, the manufacturer’s racing car would be capable of achieving this feat in less than 8.91 seconds at a speed of over 243.28 km/h, which has indeed been certified by the NHRA.

A collector’s item

While the Dodge Challenger Demon 170 is a car that can be driven on the road or taken to the track on occasion, it remains a true collector’s piece. The total production of the powerhouse amounts to only 3,300 units. 3,000 units are intended for the American market, and the other 300 will be distributed throughout Canada. The starting price of the Challenger Demon 170 is $130,890. However, there are already used models fetching over $300,000, an amount for which one could literally buy a brand-new Lamborghini or Ferrari. Nevertheless, I am certain that some Challenger Demon 170 owners will push the upgrades even further to set new records.

In the end, it can be said that the Challenger bids farewell beautifully. The American muscle car has left its mark on its era with its retro style and numerous variants. However, what will be remembered for a long time and will certainly be written in the history books is the fact that Dodge created a version of the Challenger with over 1,000 horsepower.

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier