Top Gear Pits Challenger SRT Demon Against Lambo Aventador

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.”

Also Read: Dodge Demon Demolishes The Drag Strip, Runs 1/4-Mile In 9.83 Seconds

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).

 

  • Ben

    It wasn’t Clarkson stiff arming that producer, it was YouTube. It almost felt like a high profile boxing match when two supercars were paired up or a highly expected supercar went around the test track. Nowadays, we see YouTube reviewers crawl over every inch of a brand new release and see the millionaire owners race them long before shows like Top Gear or Grand Tour can publish their series.

  • TheAmerican2point0

    Oh no a drag racing muscle car isn’t very high tech! Who the hell did Top Gear hire?

  • Eagle By Singer

    Hasn’t this already been done as many times as there are new Supra articles?

  • Blade t

    I know its not everybody’s cup of tea ,I just think it’s great dodge had the balls to build a car like the demon .

  • MSAV

    wasn’t even close

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