What makes the news that Dodge’s incredible muscle cars are going away as we know them so disappointing is the fact that those cars have sat at the pinnacle of American performance, breaking records and rewriting rulebooks when it comes to how to make a car fast. From the announcement of the first Hellcat cars to the Dodge Demon and everything that has resulted since, SRT muscle cars have been able to achieve the unthinkable, and with the announcement of the very last one, the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, this is more true than it has ever been.
Its 6.2-liter HEMI engine is better than ever, with a 3.0-liter supercharger that gives it the ability to deliver an eye-watering 1,025 horsepower and 945 lb/ft of torque on E85 fuel, and that’s from the factory. On the drag strip, which is where most of SRT’s recent incredible creations shine the brightest, it’s able to reach 60 mph in just 1.66 seconds, making it one of the fastest-accelerating production cars ever made. In addition, the quarter-mile time certified by the NHRA for the car is just 8.91 seconds, completed at a staggering speed of 151.17 mph. Several other improvements like carbon fiber wheels, special Mickey Thompson ET Street R drag radial tires, and more help the car be faster and stronger all around. The new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 will be offered at an MSRP of $96,666, with a maximum of 3,300 being made, and it’s a proper send-off to an incredible legacy of modern muscle car masterpieces.