In April, Automotive News' opinion pages raised concerns about the 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon arriving later this year and the risk that drivers might abuse its ample power.
Judging by the tone of the acknowledgment letter that Demon buyers will be forced to sign in front of a notary just to place an order, Fiat Chrysler and its lawyers have some similar concerns. The letter was revealed last week on the FCA-centric website Allpar.com. The letter doesn't spell out what happens when the Demon is sold used to a second legal owner. Among the clauses customers must sign off on:
"Customer shall have full responsibility and shall assume all risks related to the use of the features and applications in the Vehicle and shall only use the features and applications when it is safe to do so. Failure to do so may result in an accident involving serious injury or death."
"Customer shall read and fully understand the Vehicle's Owner's Manual, User Guide, 2018 Demon Supplement and 2018 Demon Tips Card in their entirety prior to operating the Vehicle."
"If the Vehicle is not factory equipped with a passenger seat, Customer shall never attempt to install a passenger seat because the passenger will not be properly protected."
"Customer shall never use any 'Track-Use' features, functions, equipment or parts on public roads or any other prohibited area."
"The Drag Tires are not recommended for driving in wet weather conditions where there is a risk of hydroplaning."
"Customer hereby assumes all risk associated with the vehicle ... and waives any and all claims against FCA US LLC and/or dealer."