Khodrocar - Dodge announced Friday that the 2018 Demon has officially started shipping to dealerships. The car, which puts out 840 hp once you dump some race gas into it, is a drag-strip beast that just so happens to be street legal, albeit barely. It's not meant for the faint of heart, with a 2.3-second 0-to-60 time and the ability to break the 10-second barrier in the quarter mile.
Every Demon that ships from the factory will come with a leather-bound manual, written by the editors of Hot Rod, which describes the Demon's technical wizardry and offers tips and tricks for getting the car set up for quarter-mile runs.
Options abound, many of which can be had for $1. You want removable rear seats? That'll be $1. Another buck will get you the Authentication Package, which gives you multiple build sheets and a portfolio to hold all your important documents.
Another $1 will net you the Demon Crate, which offers the powertrain control module that lets you unlock the race-gas tune, a new air filter, skinny front drag wheels and a whole host of branded hand tools. It all rests inside a foam case that fits in the trunk.
Other, costlier options abound, as well. You can get a set of Pirelli performance tires, so you don't run through the drag tires out on the street. There's a four-point harness bar available through Speedlogix that bolts into established holes behind the removable rear seats. There's also a dedicated Vbox data logger available that includes an in-car camera, for all the data geeks out there.
The options may seem like a bargain, but the cost of entry is still rather steep. With a suggested retail price of $84,995, your wallet is going to take a hit no matter what. If you're a potential owner who's waiting to take one out for a late November drive, I'd suggest investing in some winter tires, too.