Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170: 1,040 hp!

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170

It seemed so clear: with a series of swing-out models, it’s finally ready for the Dodges Charger and Challenger, which have dominated the American muscle car scene for years. Nothing could be further from the truth, because this Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 surpasses all previous versions.

The most powerful car in Dodge’s Hellcat lineup to date was the Dodge Challenger Demon. That drag racer for the street was converted from the factory to 851 hp (840 hp) and thus pulverized not only its competitors, but also the regular Hellcats from the Dodge stable. The Demon has been discontinued since model year 2019. Since then, the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, a version with a still not sick 818 hp, can call itself the most powerful Dodge. Until now, at least!

This is the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, where that number refers, among other things, to the C170 ‘crate engine’ with which this monstrous block shares the basis. It also refers to the ethanol-rich fuel that must be used to get the maximum power out of it. Thanks to a gigantic supercharger specially adapted for this car and, among other things, a modified throttle valve, the car reaches 1,025 American horsepower at best, or 1,040 hp in our terms. The torque is at 1,281 Nm at an equally impressive level and yes, that all goes to the rear wheels. Thanks to extremely sticky and 315 millimeter wide rubber, the sprint to 60 miles per hour, 96 kilometers per hour, should be over in 1.66 seconds (!)

The Demon 170 version of the Challenger will be available in a limited edition, but that edition is quite large at 3,300 pieces. 3,000 copies are official for the United States, the remaining 300 for Canada. Undoubtedly some will also appear on European roads, via (gray) importers who know that there is also a small market for this. With the heft of a standard Hellcat in mind, the performance potential of this 170 variant is almost beyond comprehension.

By the way, it should soon be all over and over with the Challenger and the Charger, which have been around for about fifteen years. As a successor, a new Charger is ready, which despite the name has a coupe body. The new Dodge Charger is of course electric, which (bright spot!) Fits the name very well.

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– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

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