In the world of muscle cars, the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 has emerged as an unrivaled powerhouse. Combining jaw-dropping performance with exclusive features, this limited-edition vehicle marks the pinnacle of Dodge’s century-long history.
Under the hood, the Demon 170 boasts a roaring 1,025-horsepower production HEMI® engine, capable of generating an astounding 945 lb.-ft. of torque. This brute of a vehicle defies conventional acceleration, rocketing from 0 to 60 mph in an astonishing 1.66 seconds. On the drag strip, the Challenger SRT Demon 170 has earned its place in history as the first factory production car to complete a quarter-mile in under nine seconds, with a certified 8.91-second ET at 151.17 mph. The acceleration reaches an unprecedented 2.004 gs, making it the highest G-force acceleration of any production car to date.
One lucky individual recently scored a Demon 170 at a Barrett-Jackson auction for a staggering $700,000, with the proceeds going to charity. What sets this particular Demon 170 apart is its exclusive custom exterior color – making it truly one-of-one. However, Tony Diglio, a member of the exclusive SRT Demon 170 Facebook group, also secured a unique Demon 170 by opting for the same color as his 2018 model year Demon in Yellow Jacket, affirming its one-of-one status.
But the exclusivity doesn’t stop there. Dodge rolled out the coveted Jailbreak program, offering an invite-only opportunity for Demon 170 owners to choose from a selection of 40 special colors. This palette includes 20 heritage colors from the iconic 1970 Dodge Challenger and 20 modern colors handpicked by Dodge’s design team. This ensures that each Demon 170 retains its distinct identity, making it a highly sought-after collectible.
Owning the fastest Dodge Challenger ever built does come with a hefty price tag. The Demon 170 starts at $96,666, but adding the Yellow Jacket custom exterior color option adds a staggering $30,000 to the total, bringing it to $131,961. This price does not include additional options like a power sunroof ($9,995), carbon-fiber wheels ($11,495), satin black-painted hood ($1,995), or the sat nav system ($995). However, it’s worth noting that the rear seat delete option comes at no additional cost. And don’t forget those crazy dealer markups we have been seeing on the cars since their debut in Las Vegas.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 represents the epitome of a traditional V8 muscle car, setting records and pushing the boundaries of performance. As emission standards and regulations evolve, vehicles with cam-in-block V8 engines like the Demon 170 may become increasingly rare. This cements its position as one of the greatest and most legendary muscle cars of all time, making it a highly sought-after gem for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
As the ultimate member of the Last Call muscle car family, the Demon 170’s legacy will undoubtedly live on, etching its place in the pantheon of automotive greats.