What would you pay for the luxury of lifting your front wheels? Drag racers spend countless dollars and hours trying to perfect their launch, but Dodge‘s new Demon is capable of a wheelie right out of the box. When the Hellcat hit the market, unscrupulous dealers made tidy profits by gouging buyers. The manufacturer has stated that this practice will be kept under control by the order process. Jalopnik discovered production is limited to strictly 3,000 cars, so Dodge is winding back the clock and building them to order. Only four options exist, and they cost $1 each.
A base price of $84,995 is a bargain for such performance, but a Demon at that price will arrive with 808 horsepower, one seat, only front carpet and without the crate of performance parts. Inside the $1 magic box are the parts needed to unleash 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque to the factory mounted drag radials. The crate’s most powerful tool is an engine computer tuned for race fuel. It has optimized ignition advance and fuel injector settings to handle more boost.
If you can spare the extra price, a fully loaded Demon will be $84,999. This will probably go down as the best kept automotive secret because Motor Trend VP David Freiburger said the Demon was finalized almost two years ago, and Dodge made everyone involved sign a strict confidentiality agreement. On paper, the Dodge Demon is $500 cheaper than a new Porsche 911 Carrera. They are not exactly competitors, so tell us which one you would choose and stay with us for Demonic updates from Dodge & SRT.