Despite Demand, Dodge Demon Won’t Return As 2019MY, Flippers Rejoice

Dodge has confirmed that there will not be a Challenger SRT Demon produced for the 2019 model year.

When the drag-focused Demon was unveiled last year, the automaker said it would only be built for the 2018 model year and limited to 3300 examples worldwide. Despite this, a number of rumors have surfaced indicating that due to demand, Dodge has decided to build the Demon for one more year.

Speaking to Allpar, however, Dodge boss Tim Kuniskis denied the possibility of the Demon returning in 2019.

“2018 only, one-and-done. The people who sit back and wait for next year are going to miss out,” he confirmed.

Despite being largely a one-trick pony, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been very well received by gearheads, perhaps because it is so absurd.

At the time of the Demon’s launch, it was the world’s quickest accelerating production car. While its 2.3 second 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time has been beaten by the Tesla Model S, it still is incredibly brisk.

Powering the Demon is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine delivering 840 hp and 770 lb-ft of torque. Drive is sent exclusively to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Prices for the 2018 Demon started at $84,995.

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  • Status

    Finally, someone in America realizes the importance of restricting supply to keep demand and transaction prices high.

  • RDS Alphard

    Why not just get a Challenger & mod it to Demon spec?

    • Status

      No warranty and it would be just a cheap knock off made to look like the real thing. Replicas are insulting the automaker and a public admission that the owner is willing to accept something less than the genuine product for the sake of looking like they have the real thing.

      • Frank

        Cheap Knockoff? They all look friggin cheap to my anyways.

        • Status

          Then develop an eye for quality and look for the little details that separate a real limited edition car from a fake.

    • europeon

      Warranty.

      • RDS Alphard

        Do you still get “warranty” if you actually use the car? From what I understand, most car get warranty voided when used.

        • europeon

          What?

    • A lot of company and mod shops will do it for you, but beside you won’t get warranty, the car is not official models offered by manufacturers and I think it won’t be refined as if it’s being tuned by factory.

  • eb110americana

    When did the Model S beat the Demon 0-60? I think you are talking about the Roadster, which is years from production.

    • lagunas3ca

      Dodge posted the Demon’s 2.3 sec 0-60mph time prior to Tesla’s Ludicrous upgrade (2.28 sec 0-60mph).

      • nastinupe

        Yeah, Tesla totally annihilated the Hellcat Demon by 0.62 seconds. Ha… the Demon is slow!

  • Vanquish

    lol so passive aggressive this article smh…..i cant stand passive aggressive people

  • JBsC6

    Next year will be the charger demon. ?

  • LWOAP

    “Prices for the 2018 Demon started at $84,995.”

    Yeah, good luck getting one for that amount of money. If dealers have anything to say about it, you’ll probably be paying over $100k at least.

  • I suspect something else, could Dodge actually lose money from it?

    • brn

      That was my assumption as soon as I saw the headline.

      They knew it was a money looser as soon as they decided to produce it. It was worth it for the attention. Now that they have the attention, stop the bleed.

  • Auto

    This is going to become a modern classic. With not much time and dealers raising prices.

  • WHEN IT’S 0-60 TIME IS BEATEN BY A SEVEN SEAT FAMILY SEDAN IT’S TIME TO RETHINK…

    • DMJ

      No it’s not. Different engines, different rules. A quartz Swatch is more accurate than an automatic Omega that costs 100 times more. But a mechanical watch is a mechanical watch, and a combustion engine is a combustion engine. I choose to have a Porsche and a Omega than a 7-seat Tesla and a Swatch.

      • WHILE I UNDERSTAND YOUR ANALOGY I HARDLY CONSIDER A DODGE DEMON A FINE SWISS WATCH.

        A BUGATTI YES A DODGE NO.

  • Bash

    Dodge, please don’t ruine this, you already have the smallest car line up in the market!

  • Craig

    ‘Despite demand’. That is all I need to know to conclude that this is yet another stupid FCA decision.

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