For the fortunate few who secured an allocation for the highly coveted 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, the wait is finally over. Just days ago, we received the exciting news that containment has been lifted for the completed models, signaling the imminent start of the shipping process from holding lots to eager dealerships nationwide.
A select number of these powerhouse vehicles have already graced the showrooms of esteemed dealerships across the United States. One such specimen, a striking Pitch Black variant, recently arrived at Fox Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Taylor, Michigan.
Since its debut at the Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge has remained relatively tight-lipped about the grand finale of the current generation Challenger (LA). However, production of the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 kicked off in the summer. It will be limited to a maximum of 3,300 units, with 3,000 designated for the United States and 300 for Canada. The final production count will depend on manufacturing capacity, and this remarkable journey will continue until December.
What sets the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 apart from the crowd is its formidable 1,025-horsepower engine, roaring to life at 6,500 rpm, and its astonishing 945 lb.-ft. of torque, peaking at 4,200 rpm. The Demon 170 is not just about raw power; it’s about unleashing that power with finesse. In a blistering 1.66 seconds, this supercar rockets to 60 mph and boasts the highest G-force acceleration of any production car, measuring at an astonishing 2.004 gs. For those who seek even more, the Demon 170 can reach an astounding 900 horsepower and 810 lb.-ft. of torque when fueled with E10 fuel.
The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is a special-edition vehicle like no other, and it proudly bears the title of the quickest vehicle ever produced in the brand’s storied 100-plus-year history. It is not just a contender; it’s a record-breaker. The Challenger SRT Demon 170 holds the distinction of being the first factory production car to conquer the quarter-mile run in under nine seconds, boasting an NHRA-certified 8.91-second ET at a mind-boggling 151.17 mph. On the drag strip, the Challenger SRT Demon 170 boldly flirts with the limits of legality, receiving an NHRA violation letter for completing a sub-nine-second quarter-mile without a safety cage or parachute. This follows in the footsteps of the original Demon, which was similarly banned from NHRA quarter-mile races due to its unmatched performance.
For those fortunate enough to experience this automotive marvel, the wait is finally over, and the era of the Demon 170 has officially begun.