By Dave Ashton
The last call Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 has taken the crown most powerful factory muscle car ever. The last of the ‘Last Call’ V8 Hemi vehicles, this Challenger is shaping up to be an absolute game-changer – as it brings together a powerful engine capable of producing 1025 horsepower and an aggressive exterior design that looks like it came off the race track. As expected, the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 will come with a price tag of $100,361, which is still reasonable compared to equivalent supercars.
At the heart of the beast is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hemi Hellcat engine. To reach its maximum horsepower, this engine requires a fuel mixture of E85 gasoline – which is where the Demon gets its moniker from. When running on regular 91-octane gasoline, the Demon 170 still churns out an impressive 900 horsepower and 810 lbs.ft. of torque. The transmission comes in as an 8-speed automatic with configurable launch settings, sat on Mickey Thompson ET Street R tires.
All this power translates to impressive performance stats. No one can complain at a quarter mile time of 8.9 seconds @ 151 mph, a 0-60mph time of 1.66 seconds, 1.24 second 60 foot time (NHRA-certified record), and launch forces of 2G. Only a total of 3300 vehicles will be produced, with 3000 of them being reserved for the US market.
On the inside, the Demon 170 comes with a standard cloth driver’s seat, with options available for upgraded nappa leather. Heated and ventilated seats, as well as a heated steering wheel are also optional. Buyers can also receive a special commemorative set with a Demon-styled engraving with the vehicle’s VIN, coasters and whiskey cubes, rocks glasses, and other VIN-specific goodies.
In terms of warranty coverage, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 comes with a basic limited warranty that covers three years or 36,000 miles, while the powertrain warranty lasts five years or 60,000 miles. Notably, there is no complimentary scheduled maintenance included with the purchase.
What’s more, Dodge has included a host of technological features to make the driving experience even more enjoyable. An 8.4-inch touchscreen is standard, along with Uconnect 4C NAV, which includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, an interactive Performance Pages system is present, allowing drivers to view their car’s performance data in real-time.
In terms of convenience, the Demon 170 comes with keyless entry, power-adjustable seats, and a premium audio system with a subwoofer. Drivers can also enjoy a dual-zone climate control system, ambient lighting, and adjustable pedals.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 also comes equipped with a full suite of advanced safety systems, including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane assist, and automatic emergency braking. Other driver assistance technologies like rain-sensing windshield wipers and headlights are also available.
Further, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 comes with a three-year/36,000-mile basic limited warranty, as well as a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. While there is no complimentary scheduled maintenance included with each purchase, extended service contracts are available to protect owners from the cost of repairs due to wear and tear.
Considering the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 provides buyers with such an impressive package, it is clear why this vehicle is already making such a stir. With its powerful engine, eye-catching design, and advanced technology, this vehicle will surely appeal to even the most discerning performance car enthusiasts.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 certainly stands out from the crowd, offering a truly unforgettable experience for those looking for a first-class driving experience. Whether you’re a diehard fan of the Dodge Challenger series or just someone looking for an extreme performance model, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is sure to turn heads.
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