Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, world's most powerful muscle car "explodes" 1,040 hp

Dodge presented the fastest, snappiest and most powerful muscle car in the world under the name of Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170.

The seventh and latest model in the special "Last Call" range was presented during the Dodge Last Call Powered by Roadkill Nights Vegas festival at The Strip in Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

With its 1040 hp at 6500 rpm and 1281 Nm of maximum torque at 4200 rpm, the new Challenger SRT Demon 170 reaches 96 km/h starting from 0 in just 1.66 seconds.

The Demon 170 can also reach 913 hp and 1098 Nm using E10 fuel.

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The ultimate tribute to the V8
Before moving to electric for good, Dodge celebrates the legendary V8 engine with a series of seven models called "Last Call" . The latest of these special editions is the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, designed to dominate Drag Races.
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Unprecedented power
The 6.2 V8 in the Demon 170 offers impressive numbers: 1040 hp and 1281 Nm without any electrical support. This power outclasses the 852 hp of the previous Demon, which was achieved using E85 ethanol.
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Record-breaking performance
Even with 95 (or higher) octane gasoline, the Demon 170 delivers 912 hp and 1100 Nm. At maximum power, it travels 400 meters from a standstill in 8.91 seconds, with an exit speed of 244 km/h.
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The world's snappiest car
The Demon 170 boasts a 0-60 mph (0-96.5 km/h) acceleration time of 1.66 seconds, earning it the unofficial title of the world's fastest car, surpassing even the electric Aspark Owl.
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A mechanical evolution
Dodge revised the entire mechanicals of the Demon 170, confirming only the camshaft. The volumetric compressor is increased from 2.7 to 3 litres and the fuel pressure is increased to 21.3 psi.
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An outstanding transmission
Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via an upgraded 8-speed automatic transmission with TransBrake 2.0, which is ideal for handling standing starts in a Drag Race.
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Effective controls
The ethanol percentage is automatically displayed in the vehicle's instrument cluster and a petrol pump icon is displayed in the cluster when a significant percentage of ethanol is detected in the fuel.
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There is the Drag Mode
Drag Mode, one of three driving modes available on the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, along with Custom and Auto (Street) options, allow drivers to modify or customise a comprehensive menu of vehicle performance parameters, including transmission, paddle shifters, traction control, suspension and steering.
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Dragster set-up and tires 
The Demon 170 has a different set-up than the classic Demon and is fitted with 315/50 R17 rear Mickey Thompson ET Street R tires and 245/55 R18 front tires designed to improve straight-line performance.
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Options for every need
Dodge offers customization options such as aluminum alloy and carbon fiber wheels, lighter wheel arches, and the ability to remove various elements to reduce weight. For those who prefer luxury, leather and Alcantara seats are available.
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Price and availability
Those who wish to order their own example should do so very quickly. Dodge plans to produce 3,000 Demon 170 for the USA and 300 for Canada between July and December 2023, with orders being closed as early as 27 March. It will be available at a list price of $96,666 - €90,239 - (excluding destination charges and taxes).
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