We’ve learnt from the previous article that the SRT Hellcat range has got quite the character, but the latest SRT Demon makes the Hellcats look tameable and non-intimidating. With their newest release of the SRT Demon it really is the Devil’s Advocate, and here’s why, The Demon currently holds the following records: the highest horsepower output of any production car, the highest G-force developed by any production car, the fastest 0-60 mph acceleration of any production car, the fastest quarter mile achieved in a production car and the first wheelie made by any production car. Yes, you read that correctly. The Demon can do a wheelie launch.
As impressive as all those records are, we’re just touching the tip of the engineering and technological iceberg with this beast. Almost everything about this car is new, innovative and a world first. The engine develops 808 bhp and 717 lb/ft with 0-60 mph occurring in 2.1 seconds, and what’s even more special about the Demon is that Dodge will give you a coupon after purchasing one. Which entitles its new owner to buy the Demon race kit for the exact sum of… $1, though there is a list of optional equipment available for the Demon for only one dollar. Such optional extras include: having a passenger seat and rear seats put in for just only one dollar each, it really is a car that’s suited to the needs of Lucifer. Though in the slight chance that you’re not Lucifer, I’d highly suggest you go for those extras.
Dodge themselves stated that when the SRT Demon went into production, they didn’t develop it to compete with other manufacturers in the already competitive industry. They dived into their own background, their own knowledge and their own expertise to make the Demon the best version of what a street stripped muscle car could be. They wanted to revolutionise what a car is but more importantly, they wanted to make the SRT Demon a completely different entity, a pure-blooded demon sent from the underworld to make all hell break loose and to cause trouble. That was exactly what the SRT Demon did, during development the car was pushed to the limit of development to make it the best at what it was designed to be. The Demon was the first ever production car to be equipped with drag radial tyres, to give it the grip to achieve the perfect launch off the line. The first to have a trans brake implemented in a production car, where the air conditioning system is used to cool the intercoolers. A high tech four-point harness to strap the driver in and hold them secured when launching the Demon off the line at precisely 1.8 G, which is harder than any other car that’s been launched from the start line. Leading to the SRT Demon being so fast, so powerful and so Ludacris that the NHRA Drag Racing Series had banned the Demon as it achieved the quarter mile in exactly 9.65 seconds.
It is fair to say that Dodge has created a monster, a demon with the fitting name to match its outrages personality. The SRT Challenger series was never taken seriously in the past, always out shadowed by the likes of the Mustang. Then the Hellcat range came out onto the streets, and the big cats caused quite the scene and proved what Dodge was capable of achieving. Though with the summoning of the SRT Demon, it outweighed, outwitted and put all the other muscle cars to shame. The Dodge SRT Demon truly is the Devil’s Advocate and has provoked quite the debate in the automotive world.