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The world’s fastest production car right? That’s what the paperwork says, and having experienced what 840bhp does on a drag strip I have no cause to doubt it. 0-60mph in 2.3secs is the claim, with the quarter mile dealt with in 9.65secs at 140.09mph. Now, I’ll come on to discuss this further a bit later, because obviously not everyone sets their acceleration times on a super sticky drag strip wearing drag radial tyres, but then not everyone can: differentials would suffer, transmissions would die. But that’s the whole point of the Demon. The drag strip is what it was designed for. What, simple as that? Absolutely. Cut back to its most basic, the Demon is a Challenger Hellcat prepped for the strip. It has no greater ambition than to race in a straight line, because in its world there can be no greater ambition than that. I talk to Tim Kuniskis, whose job title (head of passenger car brands, FCA North America) does nothing to convey his passion for his most extreme product. “Our goal from day one was, in street trim with pump gas, to do 9s and pull the wheels”. You get that right? The Demon’s key development targets were to pull a wheelie and smash the ¼ mile in under ten secs. How brilliantly simple and honest is that?