The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was one of the craziest muscle cars to ever come out of Detroit as it featured a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that developed up to 840 hp (626 kW / 851 PS) and 770 lb-ft (1,042 Nm) of torque.
Boasting more power than the Viper, the Demon was able to rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in an insane 2.3 seconds. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the car could also run the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph (225 km/h).
While the final Demon rolled off the assembly line last spring, it was recently featured in an episode of Top Gear. Driven by Matt LeBlanc, the Demon is described as a “big comfy cruiser” that feels pretty fast. LeBlanc then knocks the car for not being very high-tech and for being “just a Dodge.”
The criticisms continue, but the video eventually shifts course to focus on what the Demon does best – drive in a straight line. On the drag strip, the host says the acceleration is “incredible” and “won’t get old, ever.”
In traditional Top Gear fashion, there’s a showdown and this time it features the Lamborghini Aventador. Despite costing four times more than the Demon, the Aventador is no match for the muscle car. This really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as we’ve already seen the Demon beat a handful of other high-performance models including the Lamborghini Huracan.
Demons are currently going for around $120,000 – $140,000 on eBay, but fans can always settle for a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye that starts at $69,650. While it’s not as hardcore as the Demon, its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 develops 797 hp (594 kW / 808 PS) and 707 lb-ft (957 Nm) of torque. This allows the car to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 203 mph (326 km/h).