Last week, Dodge unveiled the Demon. It’s an unhinged, drag-racing ultra-muscle-car that spanks the bonkers 707bhp Dodge Hellcat into second class citizenship of Muscle Car world.
How? Well, it’s all thanks to 840bhp, 770lb ft of torque and some of the craziest drag tech ever put on a production car. And did we mention that it’ll do wheelies? Yep, Dodge has gone mad and we love it.
The Demon is the work of Dodge’s most hardcore guys who are car enthusiasts of the highest order. They holed themselves up in a room, applied the logic of aftermarket but then massaged it within the restraints of American regulation.
You get the impression that working on the Demon project would be fun (beers at lunch, Dickies denim and lots of heavy metal) but they’ve also proven they’re incredible engineers, given it’s mad as a badger but will still keep the government happy. It even has the benefit of a warranty slapped on the windscreen. What’s been achieved with the Demon is remarkable, as it’s not re-written the rulebook, but fed it spine first into the shredder.
It’s taken the last couple of days for our cerebral cortex to untangle itself so we can digest the long list of what Dodge chief Tim Kuniskis calls ‘best and most’. See, the Demon has so many world firsts that Dodge’s official press release would have been better written on a scroll rather than hectares of paper. And no matter how many times you read them, they never get any less impressive.
To make them easier to swallow, we’ve galleried up all the Demon’s incredible stats, world firsts and heavy artillery pub ammo to show you just how mad this wheelie-popping lunatic is. Seriously, if there’s one car you need in your hand of Top Trumps, it’s this one.