Dodge Demon Gets Annihilated At Drag Strip By Stock Hellcat – Twice

So far, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon hasn’t exactly impressed on the drag strip, despite its massive output.

That’s mostly because laying down the entire 840 horses produced by the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 is quite tricky, drag radials or not.

And since the Demon is basically an evolution of the Challenger SRT Hellcat tuned for the drag strip, then one would assume that it could eat it for breakfast. However, in the real world, the outcome is very unpredictable, as proved by the following video.

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Normally, we would keep the result a surprise, but it’s not often that we come across a superior machine beaten into submission by a detuned derivative. Of course, the driver factor needs to be considered, too, as the person behind the wheel of the Hellcat likely had more experience in quarter-mile runs than the person sitting in the Demon.

It wasn’t a lucky strike, either, as the latter was actually beaten not by one, but by two Hellcats, even with the tires close to the optimal temperature. Talk about a bad day at the strip.

Before inviting you to scroll down and hit the play button, we’ll remind you that the Demon is no longer in production, but the Hellcat is. Dodge is asking at least $58,650 for the muscle car and its 717hp. At the same time, there’s also a Hellcat Redeye out, offered from $69,650, whose 6.2-liter V8 delivers a whopping 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet (957 Nm) of torque.

 

  • Dr Professor Doodz

    Well, there you go, Dodge wins again!

  • Craig

    The Demon certainly shouldn’t be slower.

    • Mr. EP9

      Blame the driver. He’s probably not as experienced as the others.

  • MGN87

    Yessss…way to go skilled demon driver. 11.6?…really…the only thing that is always unpredictable is the driver, driver and driver. Please post a video of someone that can actually run this car like it was designed to be ran. Consistent 10.2s and at times, 10.1s.(Demonology)…these losses with a car we all know is an low 10 runner on a bad day…(right now) anyway. These runs, straight out makes the demon look bad. No, im not a dodge fanboy. I have equal respect for all drag strip cars and how they are built for there intended purpose.

  • Matt

    The Demon should be the quicker car as well.. more power regardless of how the car is optioned.

  • Dennis James

    So what I gather from this is that the real-word result from a Demon or Hellcat on the 1/4 mile is around 11.5 seconds.

  • Bash

    Eventually the best driver wins. Big deal.

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