Here’s The In-Depth Dodge Demon Review We’ve All Been Waiting For

Since its unveiling at the 2017 NY Auto Show, the Dodge Demon hasn’t exactly been making the rounds as much as its Hellcat brethren did when it first came out.

We have however seen reviews, 1/4 mile runs, dyno tests and we also read the numbers, such as the 840 HP, the 9.65 second quarter-mile time, plus all the other stats that make this Challenger a truly unstoppable force in a straight line.

Now, thanks to Doug DeMuro, we have our first in-depth analysis of the Demon, from what it’s like to drive to all of its exterior and interior quirks – basically, everything that makes it what it is.

The first mind-blowing fact DeMuro thought was worth mentioning is that the Demon, at $100,000, is quicker than hypercars such as the Bugatti Veyron, Porsche 918 Spyder or the LaFerrari. The latter, for example, needs 9.8 seconds to cover a 1/4 mile, whereas the Demon, as previously stated, will do it in 9.65 seconds. Not even the incredible McLaren 720S can match that!

As for quirks, we’ll mention just a few of them, such as how this flagship Challenger has the single largest hood scoop in any production car, or how you’re not supposed to use its “barely street-legal” drag slicks in wet or otherwise cold weather. In fact, Dodge would even advise you not to use them on the highway, either.

Inside, while there are some nice touches such as the heated Alcantara steering wheel or how the SRT logo in the middle of the steering wheel lights up, the Demon is by no means a luxury product, so quality is good, but not anything special.

On the road, the Demon can be surprisingly easy to drive. In fact, if you ignore the supercharger whine and the exhaust note, you could convince yourself that you’re driving a lesser Challenger. Yet, once you put your foot down, you will experience the type of acceleration for which people generally pay more than a million dollars.

  • Bash

    As much as I love it.
    Deep down i think the Demon with those impressive numbers should have been Vipers last Hurrah before ending the production. it would have given it an even more recognizable status with the likes of “Bugatti Veyron, Porsche 918 Spyder or the LaFerrari,…. or even the incredible McLaren 720S” as mentioned in the article.
    But again, i appreciate and respect the engineering behind this amazing car!

    • True! I always love Viper and I really wish they create that supercharged V10, Probably going to be fastest car contender in Nurburgring.

    • LWOAP

      I think the ACR did a good job at that last Hurrah. It may not have been fast in a straight line compared to the Hellcat or Demon but it was able to put that power down and really haul ass around the track.

  • ZYGIUS

    Carscoops, do you think anybody exept you dont have Youtube, and cant find, watch or subscribe Dougs videos there?

    • rodriguez256

      You could always just skip these articles. I do the same for ones I don’t care about.

  • DR.FUNK

    The “APEX PREDATOR”…in the last days of internal combustion engine dominance.

  • Christian Wimmer

    So this thing is specifically made for drag racing at the 1/4 mile strip…

    If you derive fun out of that good for you. To me 1/4 mile drag racing is boring. Why are people so obsessed with 1/4 mile times anyway? I don’t get it.

    • Frank Yoster

      because 90% Of all car races are in a straight line…its not like someones gonna pop up next to you and says ” I challange u to a track race” haha

    • Shahul Usman

      I agree 100%.. Im a track rat, dont care about 0-60 or 1/4 mile times.. but we are the minority here… most people buy a car to say their car is “fast” and does 0-60 in 3 seconds or 4 seconds and a 11 sec 1/4 miles.. I’d have more fun in a fiesta ST than this car… again… we are in the minority

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