After Dodge debuted its immediately infamous Challenger SRT Demon in the New York Auto Show in late March — using an onstage burnout along with a whip-cracking burst of acceleration in the 840 horsepower monster — that the scene was, well, stupefying.
I mean, it is 1 thing for a vehicle such as the Bugatti Chiron to function up enormous volumes of horsepower when asserting both surgical precision in its own elegance and delivery around city — and all of the way around 261 mph. It does not have an unlimited trove of corporate money in its disposal, and it is an indisputably earthier brandnew. It is the RC Cola into Ford’s Pepsi and Chevy’s Coke. Nevertheless it was also ideal — exactly what you would need Dodge to go all in on. However, one had to wonder, was this type of creation even likely to become driveable? I discovered earlier this week in Lucas Oil Raceway out Indianapolis, where Dodge offered up its Demon for numerous runs down the centre’s NHRA-sanctioned pull strip.