So you want to drive a Dodge Demon? Sign here at your own risk.
Drag-spec Dodge Demon not for the Faint of Heart
In 2018, Dodge will be releasing its most powerful piece of machinery to date: The Challenger SRT Demon. This humble offering to the Pantheon of American Muscle is powered by an 840 horsepower supercharged 6.2L V8 Hemi, and has an MSRP of just $84,995; pocket change compared to the supercar money this animal is arguably worth. Dodge is providing owners with a place on their high priority list if they buy the SRT Demon at MSRP or lower, protecting buyers from some of the scandalous upcharges dealerships have been placing on their rare-spec new releases (I’m looking at you Ford Focus RS).
With a 0-60 time of just 2.3s and factory-equipped Nitto NT05R drag radial tires, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is, for all intents and purposes, a street legal dragster. So, while it is crazy fast in a straight line, it isn’t exactly a car meant to be unleashed on the streets or highways, and especially not in the wet. The Dodge Demon even has an option to be delivered without the passenger seat, and having a passenger seat installed in the Demon is not legal because Dodge states that the passenger will not be properly protected. So, if you want to share your ride with somebody else, make sure you have the second seat installed by Dodge exclusively.
Every Dodge Demon owner is required to sign a three-page legal document confirming that you claim “full responsibility and shall assume all risks related to the use of the features and applications in the Vehicle and shall only use the features and applications when it is safe to do so. Failure to do so may result in an accident involving serious injury or death.” Color us surprised that someone could die behind the wheel of an 800+ hp literal, actual Demon.
With a car like the Challenger SRT Demon, there are endless risks involved. So, by having these lucky owners sign the agreement, Dodge is making sure that it will not be sued should somebody’s luck run out while driving the ultimate barely legal muscle car.