Dodge Challenger Demon Is No Match For McLaren 570S

Placed in McLaren’s lineup right above the 540C, the 570S is a very potent ride and, apparently, a force to be reckoned with on the drag strip, or on the highway in this case.

Just as its name reveals, it’s good for 562hp (570PS / 419kW) and has 443lb-ft (600Nm) of torque coming from a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine. In ideal conditions, it reaches 62 mph (100km/h) in just 3.2 seconds from a standstill, and can go all the way up to 204mph (328km/h).

Surely, these numbers should be enough to scare away most competitors, but not the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, right? Well, on paper, the American muscle car is superior, making as much as 840 horses on race fuel and taking less than 2.5sec to reach 60mph (96km/h). Officially, it does the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds, so it should be way faster than the McLaren 570S.

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However, it’s not exactly easy to lay down that massive output, even from a rolling start (or two). Here, the Dodge Demon wasn’t a match for the British supercar from 50mph (80km/h), and it couldn’t beat it from 30mph (48km/h) either. Of course, the driver factor needs to be weighed in, too, but it still proves that sometimes having more power isn’t everything.

The owner of the McLaren 570S wasn’t satisfied with beating the Demon, so he set out on a ‘killing’ spree, taking on a Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe and a Nissan GT-R, but you can see the entire video below.

Note: Dodge Demon vs. McLaren 570S race starts at the 5:02 mark

  • Puddingpopper

    supposed to remove that yellow strip bro

    • LJ

      Are you? I see a lot of them with it on.

      • Puddingpopper

        Yea its purely for shipping

        • LJ

          Really. I kind of dig it.

          Maybe people leave it on there to protect from scrapes and chips?

          • Puddingpopper

            Yea, esp around Detroit. Plasti dip it I guess. In a design sense, makes no sense to have just one “sporty” yellow bit on the car. The cars are long but they don’t strike me as too low for pulling into McDonald’s

          • LJ

            It does stand out, but it stands out in that irrational, extremely limited edition of something, sense. Sort of the like the obnoxious wing on the old Superbirds.

        • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

          its suppost to prevent skidding ur bottom area

    • Infinite1

      Kind of like how some people wear baseball caps with all the stickers still attached to them?

      • Puddingpopper

        Every time I buy a 59fifty I have to ask myself ” am I cool enough to keep the sticker on?”

  • LJ

    All of the McClarens are extremely underrated when it comes to power.

  • eb110americana

    DragTimes always does their 720S vs. whatever from a roll. If you rev the engine by holding it in a low gear with the piss spooled out of the turbos, and then punch it, pretty much anything without a turbo is going to suffer. Superchargers are great because they make boost from low RPM in exact linear fashion with engine RPM, but that also means that there is no way to pre-spool them. From a stop, or if the Demon just pulled up along side of you on the street/freeway and you weren’t driving around like you were trying to make the engine explode, the Demon would decimate the 570S. Probably the 720S as well. That said, given that the McLaren is designed as a supercar with handling being at least as important as power, its straight line speed is mighty impressive. I just think its reputation has been elevated to artificial status due to the DragTimes guy owning one and using it in one isolated metric: rolling drags.

    • Kaisuke971

      Have you actually watched his videos ? There are a couple where DragTimes races the 720S from a dig, both on the street and on the drag strip, and he doesn’t brake boost the 720S either, at least i don’t hear it. Actually most of the times the other car pulls on it first slightly then the 720S flies right past at full boost.

      It’s clear that the Demon doesn’t stand a chance on a street, since its party trick can only work on a drag strip. The 720S has earned its reputation and can at this point only be respected for its straight line performance. That car is as fast as it’s portrayed to be, wether you dislike it or not

  • G82FS

    There is a lifetime supply of douche in that video.

    • Dr Strangefingger

      So much douchery!

  • john1168

    Race from a stop and then I’ll be impressed… The Demon is purpose built to do the quarter mile race faster than any other production car. Do this race from a complete stop and I’m certain the Demon would win the quarter mile. After the quarter mile though, I think the 570S would take it.

  • Baucuva

    Those high dollar cars are almost as fast as my bike.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    u knoww theres a big diff between rwd ans awd

    • Stephen Baxter

      which car has awd?

  • Bo Hanan

    When the baby Mclaren blows your doors off don’t even think of trying her bigger sisters.

  • GobbleUp

    Sold my Demon before ever taking possession, and happy i did. Realized one trick pony and not a collector car.

    • john1168

      I disagree with the “not a collector car” but it is a one trick pony. It may not be a collector car but I have a feeling it may have a good future in collector auctions 20 to 30 years from now.

      • GobbleUp

        Possibly. Until they make a better version.

    • ErnieB

      I think it’s a collector car, but definitely a one trick pony..

  • Craig

    I’d like to see the Mclaren race the Demon where the Demon has the home-court advantage. [So to speak] In other words… in a 1/4 mile race with the proper tires and fuel, etc.

  • Craig

    E X A C T L Y !

  • Drag race video… yaaaaaaayyyy

  • Chris W

    I’m so sick of these dragtimes videos. The Demon was designed and made for the drag strip. Do a race on the strip and see what happens.

  • bonzomatic

    Because some people want that. Chevy and Ford have made drag use only Camaros and Mustangs too. What’s wrong with the Corvette? The old ones had crappy interiors, but the new one is really nice.

  • Six_Tymes

    well said.

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