Dodge is again summoning a Demon to push the boundaries of what a muscle car can do straight from the factory.
The 2023 Challenger SRT Demon 170, unveiled Monday night in Las Vegas, can get up to 1,025 hp when running on E85 fuel and 900 hp with E10 gasoline. The original 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, which was only produced for one model year, maxed out at 840 hp with additional Direct Connection performance parts and 100-plus high-octane fuel.
The latest Demon is Dodge's seventh and final "Last Call" special-edition model as the brand prepares to end production of the current Challenger and Charger at the end of the year. The edgy brand is looking to bring its attitude to electric vehicles. Dodge gave performance enthusiasts a preview of where it's heading last summer with the electric Charger Daytona SRT Concept, a vehicle that brings a unique growl to the normally quiet world of EVs.
Dodge's first electrified model, the Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid, arrives at dealerships in late spring.
The Challenger SRT Demon 170 can jet from 0 to 60 mph in 1.66 seconds. The blazing coupe runs the quarter-mile in a National Hot Rod Association-certified 8.91 seconds at 151.17 mph.