You might have heard some people in the hallway recently talking about a fast car. Yes, it’s true and there’s hype because it’s a really fast car. A really fast car that you can buy from a dealership that is made in a factory with others alike. Only 3000 in the first year to be made in the U.S. mind you. It’s not a supercar or a track car.
What’s different is that it’s a muscle car you can drive to go get the groceries and hit the drag strip on your way home. You may have to drive slowly down the drag strip though (maybe bring the black key and not the red one) because the car is so fast it has actually been banned by the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association).
The NHRA have banned the Dodge Demon from competing due to the fact it broke the 10-second barrier. That means the car completed a 1/4 mile drag race in under 10 seconds. The Demon’s official 1/4 mile time is 9.65 seconds and reaches 140mph by that time. The NHRA guidelines are that a car with a time of fewer than 9.99 seconds must have extra safety features such as a roll cage, window nets, and presumably fireproof clothing/helmet for the driver etc.
Spec sheet that will blow you away
- 840hp 770lb-ft torque
- 6.2-liter HEMI®
- 0-60 2.3 seconds
- G-Force acceleration 1.8g
- 2.7-liter per rev supercharger
Oh and it does come with a warranty! 3yr/36,000 mile limited vehicle warranty and a 5yr/60,000mile powertrain warranty. One might assume that that is only valid if no other modifications are made…but what would you modify anyway, there’s nothing left!
If you want to run the fastest times (not sure on which strip, with it being banned) but you can’t take your granny, because you’ll want to go with the passenger and rear seat delete option to save weight.
More Dodge Demon Specs
- Curb weight: 4,280 lbs
- Drag coefficient: 0.376 Cd
- Wheelbase: 116.2
- Front track: 65.8
- Rear track: 65.7
- Overall length: 197.5
- Weight distribution: 58% front, 42% rear
- Fuel tank capacity: 18.5 gallons
- Ground clearance: 4.5″
- Brembo high-performance brakes. 2 piece vented and slotted rotors with 4-piston aluminum calipers front and rear.
- Tires: 315/40/18 street-legal drag radials (exclusive Demon branded Nitto NT05R)
- Wheels: 18×11 aluminum.
There’s a lot of ‘first ever’s’ with this car, here are a few;
First ever factory-produced car
- with front-wheel lift (2.92 feet)
- designed to run on 100+ high-octane unleaded fuel or 91 octane on demand
- that has a TransBrake (for launching)
- with Torque Reserve
- to have front passenger seat delete option
Final Drive Ratio 3.09 — Asymmetric-limited slip, performance-tuned
Overall Top Gear 2.07
So when will we see the “World’s fastest quarter-mile production car” in showrooms? It’s not likely they will stay in showrooms very long, these cars are probably going to be in and out of the showroom faster than the NHRA banned it.
Click below for the full spec sheet.
Stumpf, Rob. “The Dodge Demon Is Actually Banned by the NHRA Because of Safety.” The Drive. N.p., 12 Apr. 2017. Web. 13 Apr. 2017
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.