The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 sold out in a flash, matching its quarter-mile speed. At the New Orleans auction held by Barrett-Jackson on June 24, the last available build slot was auctioned off for an impressive $700,000.
This auction didn’t feature the last Demon 170, but rather the final opportunity to purchase a brand-new one. The entire hammer price was donated to the Kristi House charity, dedicated to combating child abuse and child sex trafficking. The funds secure a spot in the production line when manufacturing begins later this summer and grant the buyer the privilege of selecting custom paint for a truly unique car. While the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $96,666, additional charges like a $1,595 destination fee and a $2,100 gas guzzler tax bring the effective base price to $100,361. The buyer will also have to pay at least that amount and potentially more, depending on the dealer’s additional charges.
With its jaw-dropping horsepower, the Demon 170 marks the seventh and final “Last Call” special edition, symbolizing the end of the current era of internal combustion for the Challenger coupe and its sibling, the Dodge Charger sedan. Although production will be limited, the exact number of units remains to be determined.
2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170
During the unveiling of the Demon 170 in Las Vegas earlier this year, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis stated in an interview with AutoMotorMart that the company plans to manufacture 3,000 Demon 170s for the United States and 300 for Canada, mirroring the production figures of the original Challenger SRT Demon. However, production will cease on December 31, regardless of the number of Demon 170s built. Given the production constraints and the limited time frame, the final quantity may be even fewer than initially projected.
Under the hood, the Demon 170 packs a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine that generates a staggering 1,025 horsepower and 945 lb-ft of torque when fueled by E85. Opting for premium fuel (E10) slightly reduces the power output to 900 horsepower and 810 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly, the engine can run on a combination of both fuels. The name “Demon 170” pays homage to the 170-proof rating of E85.
Dodge proudly boasts that the Demon 170 can go from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 1.66 seconds and achieve a mind-boggling 2.0 g off the line on a prepared surface, excluding rollout. Furthermore, it blazes through the quarter mile in an NHRA-certified time of 8.91 seconds at 151.17 mph, with a lightning-fast 60-foot time of 1.20 seconds.
2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170
The NHRA has already issued a violation letter to the Demon 170 due to its ability to complete a quarter mile in under nine seconds. Times below the 10-second mark require a safety cage, and anything below nine seconds necessitates a parachute. Failure to add these safety features can result in a ban from NHRA-sanctioned events.
While the V-8 engine will continue to power Dodge vehicles for now, future performance models from the brand will embrace electric powertrains, as demonstrated by the Charger Daytona SRT Concept. These models will share platforms with other Stellantis brands.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Dodge Challenger Demon 170
What is the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170?
The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is a high-performance car known for its impressive power and speed. It features a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine, producing 1,025 horsepower and 945 lb-ft of torque on E85 fuel. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.66 seconds and complete the quarter mile in under nine seconds.
How much did the final build slot for the Demon 170 sell for?
The final build slot for the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 sold for $700,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in New Orleans. The entire amount from the auction was donated to the Kristi House charity, which is dedicated to combating child abuse and child sex trafficking.
Can the Demon 170 be customized?
Yes, the buyer of the final build slot for the Demon 170 has the option to choose custom paint, making their car a one-of-one. This allows for personalization and uniqueness in the design of the vehicle.
How many Demon 170s will be produced?
Dodge plans to manufacture 3,000 Demon 170s for the United States and 300 for Canada, similar to the production numbers of the original Challenger SRT Demon. However, production will cease on December 31, regardless of the quantity of cars built. The final number of units produced may be lower due to production constraints and the limited time frame.
What is the future of Dodge performance models?
While the Demon 170 represents the end of the internal-combustion era for the Challenger coupe and its sibling, the Dodge Charger sedan, Dodge’s future performance models will embrace electric powertrains. The Charger Daytona SRT Concept provides a preview of upcoming Dodge electric performance vehicles, which will utilize shared platforms with other Stellantis brands.
More about Dodge Challenger Demon 170
- 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 – Official Dodge Website
- Barrett-Jackson Auctions
- Kristi House – Combating Child Abuse and Sex Trafficking
- NHRA – National Hot Rod Association
- Charger Daytona SRT Concept – Dodge Newsroom