Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is 1025bhp farewell to V8

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Dodge is bidding a last farewell to its venerable 6.2-litre supercharged V8 with a climactic variant of the Challenger musculus car so accelerated that it has been banned from resistance racing successful its mill configuration.

The caller Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 receives a bid of upgrades for the Hemi engine, boosting its outputs to 1025bhp and 945lb ft erstwhile moving connected E85 fuel.

The power to E85 – which comprises 85% ethanol and 15% unleaded petrol – is unsocial liable for a important proportionality of the boost, with outputs dipping to 900bhp and 810lb ft erstwhile moving connected accepted E10. 

The supercharger has besides been reworked with a larger intake and a smaller 3.02in pulley, giving a 40% summation successful boost unit to 21.3psi (1.47bar). A ‘power chiller’ strategy besides diverts the air-conditioning strategy to the supercharger, helping it to support optimal temperatures.

Such is the mightiness of the Demon 170 that it tin screen a quarter-mile resistance portion successful conscionable 8.91sec, reaching 151.17mph. This makes it the archetypal factory-produced musculus car susceptible of an 8.0sec quarter-mile, claims Dodge, earning it a prohibition from National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) resistance races astatine afloat velocity without a rotation cage and a parachute.

The immense output besides makes the Demon 170 the world’s fastest accumulation car successful the 0-60mph sprint, completing it successful conscionable 1.66sec. For reference, the erstwhile rubric holder, the Aspark Owl, claims 1.7sec; the Rimac Nevera clocks 1.95sec; and the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 2.4sec (to 62mph).

“To observe the extremity of the Hemi musculus car era, we pulled disconnected each the governors to scope a caller level, a caller benchmark of factory-crazy production car performance,” said Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis.

However, the motor – mammoth arsenic it is – isn't solely liable for specified pace. New 315mm-wide Mickey Thompson radial tyres and a caller Drag suspension mode assistance to transmit that powerfulness to the road.