The Drive's Lawrence Ulrich tests the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in its native habitat. No one is buying an 840-horsepower Demon to tackle a winding road course or climb Pikes Peak.

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    • Galen T
      Galen T

      I like it, but it doesn't look as fast as it is. A fast car should look like it's moving when it's sitting still. It doesn't have to look like an f'ng spaceship like so many super cars, but at least put some racing stripes on it. Change something...

      about 6 months ago
    • Vincent Vaughan
      Vincent Vaughan

      I LIKE THE 840HP SPEED DEMON!

      about 8 months ago
    • jameswillard1
      jameswillard1

      How do you idiots get your jobs?! Faster than a 918 Spider or a freakin 1500HP Bugatti Chiron?! 😂🤣 That’s because those manufacturers give the worst case scenario that literally anyone in less than optimal conditions could get, unlike Dodge that throws these crazy numbers out acting like this car can easily hit these numbers when in reality unless you have a cool night, with tons and tons of track prep, race gas, skinny’s on front, and know how to properly operate the trans brake, you have no chance of hitting that 9.65sec time. There are already many videos on YouTube showing cars that should be lunch meat for the Demon giving it a good run and actual fast cars like Mclarens stomping this thing. Faster than a Chiron that traps 155MPH + in the 1/4!🤦🏻‍♂️😂

      about 1 year ago
    • Lifted_Above
      Lifted_Above

      It's purpose built for a drag strip. It needs a lot of help in the form of drag radials, front skinnys, race gas, and optimal track conditions to make the numbers. All of those things would be better achieved with a warmed over Hellcat which also does the road thing better than this car ever would, and a whole lot cheaper.

      about 1 year ago
    • Peace Maker
      Peace Maker

      Brudal. That is a Beast.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jon & Alycia
      Jon & Alycia

      Bone stock 720s has done sub 10 seconds on the dragtimes youtube channel

      about 1 year ago
    • C Marz
      C Marz

      Did they drop the Viper because of this POS?

      about 1 year ago
    • sandflesh
      sandflesh

      needs 1266.6 then it can be called the Satan.

      about 1 year ago
    • Slack Tant
      Slack Tant

      Your rolling the window up to clear out smoke lol

      about 1 year ago
    • John k
      John k

      thats Roman back there

      about 1 year ago
    • Thomas1980
      Thomas1980

      amazing!

      about 1 year ago
    • Tad Meister
      Tad Meister

      TFL car channel from CO shooting a vid behind you at the start... lol

      about 1 year ago
    • markeldamgaard
      markeldamgaard

      I don't care about just straight line speed.

      about 1 year ago
    • JerseyMikeP
      JerseyMikeP In reply to markeldamgaard

      Then your on the wrong video....This is a drag car for the street. Dodge is mainly about taking their cars to the max (this is max drag, ACR viper is max track).

      Also it's not a bad street car if you switch to wide body hellcat tires. Too get the max out of a car in one performance aspect you compromise in another...that goes for every car. Most cars try and do too many and make compromises on all.

      about 1 year ago
    • Kenzie delaTorre
      Kenzie delaTorre

      Did they say the 1/4 time he got? I missed it or they didnt want to talk about it because it was too high. at 135, I am guessing about 10.8?

      about 1 year ago
    • JerseyMikeP
      JerseyMikeP In reply to Kenzie delaTorre

      No, Because the car doesn't have a roll cage/required safety equipment... I think the track shuts the timing equipment down. This was obviously ran last summer( like all Demon test videos, as he's in a T-shirt). He also didn't use the transbrake (foot braked it). Most when driven like this ran low 10s. He said he was going 135mph+/- so probably 10.3<10.5. Stock 707hp Hellcats have run 10.8 et with DRs @127/128mph..

      Not sure if the one he was in had the optional skinny tires...they are worth alot in ET.

      about 1 year ago
    • Tom Smith
      Tom Smith

      Rolled the windows UP to clear it out?

      about 1 year ago
    • JerseyMikeP
      JerseyMikeP In reply to Tom Smith

      Yeah....he's" NO Professional", LOL.

      about 1 year ago
    • millwrightman99
      millwrightman99

      Come on guys , all our collective Peni's don't need this must stimulation .I can get mine up with the sound of my old 340 cube reving up to a 13 second quarter mile and yes in a Challenger !
      We need some brainiac to start converting these machines to Hydrogen over electric.
      The future in this planet is the fuel we have an endless supply of not Dynosaur juice , what the fuck has the Dodge brand been smoking ?
      Start Hydrogen stations before the world turns to fuckn Mars .
      Is everybody in power a Moron ?
      I know the illuminati are greedy bastards but don't they have rug rats of their own ?
      when the planet dies we all die .

      about 1 year ago
    • Safety First Experiments
      Safety First Experiments

      Now Challenge this!!! :)

      about 1 year ago
    • Ferruzzicati
      Ferruzzicati

      What is the point in putting 800hp in any American built chassis? The wallowing plastic barges can’t get round a corner.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ferruzzicati
      Ferruzzicati In reply to Ferruzzicati

      Dude Shark crap

      about 1 year ago
    • Dude Shark
      Dude Shark In reply to Ferruzzicati

      lmao kys. This is actually mostly old Benz shit in the chassis. And American cars are the fastest cars for the money around a track right now, that’s a fact

      about 1 year ago
    • JerseyMikeP
      JerseyMikeP In reply to Ferruzzicati

      Ferr.....You're laughing because you know I'm Right. Talking about handling on a drag racing model is as DUMB as Bashing a 911 turbo S because it has a shitty payload/towing capacity...or a Lambo Huracan sucks at off-roading. It's a dumb as GTR fanboys saying it's better than the Z06 just because it has a 2+2 sitting layout..even though the (USA/Production) GTR is a joke on the track.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ferruzzicati
      Ferruzzicati In reply to Ferruzzicati

      JerseyMikeP LOL keep em coming, best take the steering wheel out too.

      about 1 year ago
    • JerseyMikeP
      JerseyMikeP In reply to Ferruzzicati

      Anybody that posts about corners/track...doesn't Know anything about this car(cars in general).

      Anyone that DOES know about cars would automatically know this isn't a car for a track and would be looking at a GT350R, Zl-1 1LE or an ACR Viper if they wanted track performance instead.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mr Bob
      Mr Bob

      The so called quarter mile record has never been reproduced...a Tesla would leave this for dead in any street race.

      about 1 year ago
    • JerseyMikeP
      JerseyMikeP In reply to Mr Bob

      NOt really As the Tesla Has No balls from any sort of roll/past 1/4 mile...and on the street most races AREN'T from a stand still or only go 1/4 mile.


      Also If you are talking street outlaw TV show racing they prep the roads and it would still walk a P100D Tesla..(That costs 75% more).

      about 1 year ago
    • Harley Johnson
      Harley Johnson

      Gathering fluid rocket desert about loss missile automatic curve remark promise.

      about 1 year ago
    • SIR SWERVE
      SIR SWERVE

      So kids. The same company that designed and built this car. Also designed the engine that the NHRA top fuel class runs today. The engines architecture in a top fuel car is the same as the legendary chrysler 426 HEMI of the Musclecar era. The most powerful engine in motorsports.Now years later and they done it again with the fastest production car .Long live the all American pushrod V8........

      about 1 year ago
    • Kostas Pappas
      Kostas Pappas

      Race it against the Telsa Roadster - 8.9 in the 1/4 mile!

      about 1 year ago
    • JerseyMikeP
      JerseyMikeP In reply to Kostas Pappas

      MrMr, "i can’t tell if you’re for or against the Tesla comment."... I like the Tesla...but I'm not going to sugar coat it/put it on a pedestal like their  fanboys do, it's similar to the Nissan GTR on the internet/youtube videos. If I didn't like what they were doing I would own any of their stock.With every car I see the good bad for the model...and I'm not going to deny it or facts. I a It's impressive from a standing start...but lacks any top end or handling...and I doubt a P100D that is driven hard will get an real miles per charge, less miles than a demon would with a full tank.

      about 1 year ago
    • JerseyMikeP
      JerseyMikeP In reply to Kostas Pappas

      MrMr....Actually Telsa already built their prototype....Regardless Prototypes/test models doesn't matter as neither are out yet.Ford and Tesla are both annoying as they release info/#s for models 2<3yrs before they are even released...and people think the Demon is over-hyped ROFL.

      about 1 year ago
    • JerseyMikeP
      JerseyMikeP In reply to Kostas Pappas

      LMFAO...a car that isn't out..won't be for 2 more years? That tesla can race the GT500 in "dream land" as neither of them are out.

      about 1 year ago
    • drguevara35
      drguevara35

      i have a project to build a Dodge Challenger SRT 6.4 with 1200hp with less than 50K but i don't have that cash );

      about 1 year ago
    • King Duke
      King Duke

      KILLLING ALLL THESE CARS ON THIS PLANET RIGHT NOW!! BEAST!!! YALL MAD OR NAH? ..HATING MUCH?..DODGE THOUGH😎

      about 1 year ago
    • MoNo eT MoTaRDS
      MoNo eT MoTaRDS

      SHORT HELMET NOT ATTACHED AND MIRROR DOWN ..... LOL

      about 1 year ago
    • Anssi Jaakkola
      Anssi Jaakkola

      Still slower than Dominic Toretto's 9 second Charger

      about 1 year ago
    • fatboy19831
      fatboy19831

      What time did you get?

      about 1 year ago
    • Sabba
      Sabba

      "This car was made to be driven" - blasts off in a straight line....

      about 1 year ago
    • THE DRIVE
      THE DRIVE In reply to Sabba

      Sabba Driven not collected

      about 1 year ago
    • Clayton Yates
      Clayton Yates

      My old and I thought kinda slow mustang with a stock 4.6 2v and a kenne Bell trapped 130, did have a 50 shot too but still car only made like 220 to the tire stock. Why can't anyone else see this demon is not that impressive. Kids love the bragging rights and yes this would be an awesome car to own and a blast to drive but I would not go to the strip thinking nothing will touch it. Probably go to any track night across the country and they're be several cars setup to drag that will put bus lengths on this. Maybe he trapped 135 haha. Seriously a supercharger or turbo'ed any newer car could run right with or bet this thing. That's without going crazy. I bet he went 10.30 at 129-135 so maybe it will go 9.9 9.8 here and there but it's a low 10 or very high 9 car.

      about 1 year ago
    • Duncan Todd
      Duncan Todd

      why put music in the background while he's running? I've never understood music in driving parts, I wanna hear the motor! lol

      about 1 year ago