TO THE EDITOR:
The Bugatti Veyron and Porsche Carrera GT are two vehicles that are definitely more unsafe than the Dodge Demon ("If it's too fast for the track, then keep it off our roads," April 24). The Demon comes with a street mode that increases traction and stability. Dodge is no way wrong to offer a purpose-built drag car, because General Motors and Ford build purpose-built track cars. The Nitto drag radials designed for the Demon are Department of Transportation-approved for street use. There is only a monstrous acceleration when you are on a drag strip with the right setup and conditions. You will not get a 2.3-second 0-to-60 time if you are just at a red light.
Dodge is a company built on old blood. They stay true to their heritage. FCA as a whole has improved in safety, but the Demon isn't for a family that drives to Disney. It is built for the person who plans on going to the drag strip very often. That's why only 3,300 will be produced, to keep the stupid people who think they can drive from having one.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is only a monster when you want it to be. For the people who don't have a lead foot, this car can be driven safely on public roads.
ANTHONY CREITOFF, New City, N.Y.