Dodge is bringing back its controversial muscle car model, the Challenger SRT Demon. The resurrection of the Challenger SRT final special edition will be when production on the company’s current V8-powered vehicles stops later this year.
The Dodge Challenger that will be manufactured in limited quantities for drag racing will be the quickest and most potent model ever made by the company. The 2018 Challenger SRT Demon model, which some criticized for being overly powerful and barely street-legal, serves as its foundation.
According to Dodge, the new vehicle would run on E85 ethanol blend fuel to produce 1,025 horsepower and 945 foot-pounds of torque. It takes 1.66 seconds to accelerate from a rolling start to 60mph. Lower ethanol fuels harm the vehicle’s performance, but even ordinary E10 fuel gives it 900 horsepower and 810 foot-pounds of torque.
The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 will have a starting price of $96,666. However, Dodge claims that with the fees, options, and accessories, the cost of the car can rise to $120,000 or higher. The vehicle’s ordering period begins on March 27.
Depending on supply chain issues and the availability of parts, Dodge only intends to produce up to 3,000 of the vehicles for the United States and 300 for Canada. According to Dodge, production of the new edition would be comparable to the 2018 model of the Challenger SRT Demon.
According to Tim Kuniski, the CEO of Dodge, these vehicles are finishing strong, and he labeled the Demon 170 as the next pinnacle of factory madness. Kuniskis chose not to share the vehicle’s capital expenditure or expected profit margins.
Kuniski said that the fuel efficiency of the vehicle is unbelievable. It is eco-friendly because fuel with high ethanol content burns faster and is cleaner than regular gasoline. Since the vehicle may run on ethanol fuel, the label 170 refers to a high alcohol proof. A unique glass decanter will also be provided to each owner, along with their car.
The new edition of Challenger SRT Demon 170 will be able to perform wheelies, in which the front wheels of the vehicle lift off the ground due to the force applied by the back wheels.
According to Kuniskis, Dodge was supposed to debut the vehicle earlier this year. But engineers were blowing up engines to get every last bit of performance they could from the vehicle. Engineers created a new supercharged engine for the car due to the issues.
In celebration of the imminent end of manufacturing of the current Challenger and Charger muscle cars, Dodge will release the 2023 Demon SRT, its eighth special-edition muscle car. Since they were first released more than ten years ago, Dodge has sold more than 2 million of those vehicles.
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The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170: All You Need To Know
Over its more than 100-year history, the famous manufacturer of muscle cars, Dodge, has been in the limelight. After the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro and the 1964 Ford Mustang sparked the pony-car craze, Dodge released the first 1970 Challenger. The Challenger’s production run was shortened when compared to the other two. The second -edition was released in 1978 and existed until 1983.
The Challenger had a new edition in 2008, with a classic design and modern Hemi V-8. Dodge fell behind Camaros and Mustangs when Chevy and Ford continued to invest in their respective vehicles, making them more modern and better at racing around a racetrack.
Dodge made a U-turn and adopted different performance ideas as the big-bodied Challenger was in danger of being relegated to last place. The company doubled down on traditional priorities like high horsepower and quick quarter-mile times while concentrating on preserving its rich history.
In the following few years, Dodge released several versions of its Challenger SRT Demon adding the latest specifications to it. The coming model will be the eighth edition of the Dodge Challenger SRT model.
Looking into its specifications, the supercharger 6.2 liter V8 generates 1,025 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 945 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm while using E85 fuel. The output is still 900 horsepower and 810 lb-ft, even when using E10 gas.
The Demon 170 can go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.66 seconds when producing its maximum 1,025 horsepower. It finishes the quarter-mile in 8.91 seconds at 151.7mph, according to NHRA certification.
There are 14 exterior color options for the Demon 170, including classic hues like B5 Blue, Plum Crazy Purple, and Sublime Green. Satin Black is an option for all of them, either simply on the hood or on the hood, roof, and trunk.
The selling cost of the Challenger SRT Demon 170 is $96,666. Dodge intends to produce 3,300 of them, with 3,00 going to the US and 300 to Canada. But, the corporation would only produce them from July through December 31, 2023.
Orders for Dodge will be accepted starting on March 27, 2023. The dealer allocations are currently available for viewing at DodgeGarage.com for interested buyers.
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