Most Powerful Muscle Car Runs Quarter Mile
After making a dynamic and exciting introduction yesterday, Dodge has now uploaded the full reveal of their Challenger SRT Demon 170 to YouTube, thus enabling those who did not attend to check out the most speedy, capable, and authoritative muscle car available.
If you do not fancy sitting through the entire sequence, the video below demonstrates the new arrival producing a fantastically smokey donut before getting set up, tipping the wheelie bars, and cruising down the drag course with little fuss. It is showing off its optional chute at 1,320 feet. If this does not convince you that this automobile is truly built for drag racing, nothing else will.
The powertrain here that stands out the most is the 6.2L gear-driven supercharged HEMI V8, offering a brash 1,025 horsepower and an astonishing 945 lb-ft of economic torque when running on E85 ethanol-combined fuel. Horsepower evident with the fitment of street lawful drag radials as commodity, the Demon 170 flaunts a 0-60 mph duration of only 1.66 seconds, a quarter-mile lap of 8.91 seconds at 151.17 mph (verified by NHRA), as well as multiple changes over the comparatively tame Challenger Hellcat Redeye Widebody which really elevates this to a new level.
Like the first Demon, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 has been blacklisted by the NHRA for its unparalleled speed without a roll cage. Unfortunately, though the Dodge that raced in the Las Vegas drag today had a cage installed, this isn’t something you’ll be seeing street-legal; these modifications are prohibited from public highways.
For the uninitiated, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) requires that those automobiles able to complete the quarter-mile race in less than ten seconds must be outfitted with a protective cage and their drivers legally certified. Yet, given the sheer potency of the Demon 170 and its passion for straight lines, attaining this speed mark without ruining the tires is far from easy – particularly if no changes have been made on the surface. Created for optimal performance on the strip, it wouldn’t take much to experience catastrophe when utilizing it somewhere else; hence why one has to sign a disclaimer before taking ownership.
Hopefully, a good few of these customers will attend legitimate drag racing events soon, and we look forward to what further modifications the aftermarket can develop to make this car even more petrifying to be in control of.