King of the drag strip: Dodge De­mon

HWM (Malaysia) - - SHOWCASE - By Kenny Yeo

Quick trivia ques­tion. Can you name the fastest pro­duc­tion car to com­plete the quar­ter mile?

Right now, you are prob­a­bly think­ing if it is the new Bu­gatti Ch­i­ron, or maybe it is the Fer­rari LaFer­rari or the Porsche 918 Spy­der, but you would be wrong. The fastest pro­duc­tion car to com­plete the quar­ter mile is ac­tu­ally the Dodge De­mon.

The Dodge De­mon is what you get when you give a Dodge Chal­lenger steroids and send it to the gym. Let’s work through some of the im­pres­sive things the De­mon can do. It ac­cel­er­ates from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.3 sec­onds and will pull 1.8G in the process. 0-160km/h hap­pens in just 5.1 sec­onds.

stag­ger­ing 840hp and 1040nm of torque. Power is noth­ing with­out con­trol, so to help the De­mon put its in­cred­i­ble power down onto the tar­mac, it is the first pro­duc­tion car to come fit­ted with su­per sticky drag ra­dial tires.

Dom, if you are still look­ing for that 10-sec­ond car, this is it. These fig­ures are all un­matched by any pro­duc­tion car. 9.65 sec­onds later, the De­mon would have com­pleted the quar­ter­mile, again un­matched by any other pro­duc­tion car.

To achieve this feat re­quires se­ri­ous horse­power and the De­mon has just that. Its 6.2-liter su­per­charged V8 pro­duces a

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