Dodge has officially unveiled all the details on the 2018 Challenger Demon drag car and it’s a brute. The car has 840hp and 770 lb-ft of torque from its supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 engine. Dodge says this is the highest horsepower V8 production car engine ever made. Dodge also says that this is the first production car ever able to lift its front tires 2.92-feet into the air at launch and is certified by the Guinness World Records folks.
The car can run the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph stock and is certified by the NHRA. that blazing performance also had the car banned by the NHRA. I see no mention of a stock roll cage and most drag strips will ban you for life if you go that fast without any safety gear. I suspect Demon owners won’t get to play much at the strip.
The car can run on 100+ octane race fuel or normal fuel. It also has a production car first TransBrake for launches. The car can run 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and has a 1.8g acceleration force. It’s hard to believe that sort of performance can come from a car with a factory 3/36k bumper to bumper warranty and a 5/60k powertrain warranty.
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