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Last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, king of the muscle cars, rolls off the line

Last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, king of the muscle cars, rolls off the line

Last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, king of the muscle cars, rolls off the line

DETROIT — The last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, one of the most powerful production cars ever produced, has rolled off the line.

The 840-horsepower beast was part of a limited run that ended Wednesday at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Brampton Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada. The company intended to cap production at 3,300 Demons.

The final 2018 Demon, which is heading to an upfit center for a Viper Red paint job and other Demon-appropriate final touches, will be auctioned as a pair with the last 2017 Dodge Viper later this month at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction in Uncasville, Conn. Profits will go to raise funds for United Way, Fiat Chrysler said.

Challenger SRT Demon is a limited-edition car that’s so oriented toward the track it hasn’t come with front passenger or back seats. They’re options — priced at $1 each. 

The car is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Demon V-8, an even hotter version of the same basic engine that powers Dodge’s 707-horsepower Hellcats. 

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon can rocket from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.3 seconds. It can go from zero to 100 mph in 5.1 seconds. The car is so powerful that it is capable of pulling its front wheels off the ground.

The Demon was designed to bring more shoppers into Dodge dealerships, the reason why big production volume was never the object. There, they will see Dodges with the 707-horsepower Hellcat engine.

“We’ll sell more Hellcats as a result of having a Demon,” Tim Kuniskis, head of Fiat Chrysler’s passenger cars, said when the car was introduced as part of the 2017 New York Auto Show. “That’s just how it works.”

Published at Fri, 01 Jun 2018 11:50:31 +0000

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