Hennessey To Lift Dodge Challenger Demon Beyond 1,500 HP

Sure, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon may ‘only’ have a rather ‘unextraordinary’ 840 hp on tap but even still, it is the world’s quickest road-legal production car, capable of launching to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds while recording a 9.65 second quarter mile.

For Hennessey Performance however, even those figures aren’t enough. Shortly after the Demon’s unveiling, the Texas tuner has revealed that it will offer a selection of upgrade packages for the drag-strip focused Dodge.

For starters, Hennessey will offer a NHRA-legal roll cage for the Demon, taking prospective owners one-step closer to being able to record sub-9.9 second quarter mile times at NHRA-sanctioned events. A parachute upgrade is also being developed for the muscle car. You know, just in case.

In typical Hennessey fashion, it will also work on making the Demon faster than ever before. Significantly faster. The company says it will offer upgraded supercharger systems capable of delivering over 1500 hp meaning that before long, we’ll be seeing Demons with double their standard horsepower figures to not only improve acceleration times but to also make the Demon an absolute menace in longer-form drag racing events like half mile and one mile rolling races.

Hennessey hasn’t said when it will offer its Demon upgrades to customers or how much they’ll cost. Whatever the price, you can bet your bottom dollar that the promise of more power will be too much to resist for some owners.


  • Bash

    This is where the wonders will be made!

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Oh lord….Look up Hennessey in the dictionary and it just says:

    See also One Trick Pony

  • Major Lee Gassole

    I know it’s not a Mustang, but all I keep thinking is, “Cars and coffee…” And then I grimace.

  • That Ross Chap

    Whilst I am utterly enamoured with the car, it’s fair to say that the level of reliability of the ‘standard’ Dodge Challenger Demon is questionable to say the least. Whilst the power is alluring, unless you have a lot of money, a lot of time, and use it extremely infrequently, purchasing Hennessey’s version over the factory cars seems to be an extremely unwise decision.

  • Blade t

    Well i guess if you need a 1500hp version….

  • jesus p

    this company is a joke, this is the only thing they know how to do. what kind of performance can you realistically get from 1500hp? Put that in perspective for one second, the car runs 9s with 840 hp.

  • fabri99

    I’d say the add another 4 wheels because this thing will have to put the power down somehow.

  • Big Black Duck

    I wish they focused on making the car even more lighter..and make it a sub 8 sec car…1500 hp is just too much..

    • Kash

      I mean they’ve thrown out everything but the driver’s seat, other than replacing major things like entire body panels with carbon fiber I’m not sure they can make it much lighter without making it a $150k-$200k build (car + kit). Dodge is saying a sub $100k price tag for the Demon but that could be $99k, they also said sub $100k, not sub $90k.

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        No way in hell a normal person would pay $99k for this crap car. The only ones buying these will be car flippers and people who have to say “I have one”…what’s the saying? “A fool and his money soon part ways”

      • Big Black Duck

        I think dodge did all they can..I was referring the hennessey …their offering will be over $100k easily…and for tat price…I wish they went more lighter

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