To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Elkhart Collection event, 23 - 24 October 2020.
840 hp supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT V-8 engine
Eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission
Includes Demon Crate, window sticker, and owner’s manual
Features optional passenger and rear seats
Single-owner example with less than 1,000 miles from new
Dodge reintroduced the Challenger in 2008 as part of the industry’s retro-inspired muscle-car renaissance. Drawing largely from the 1970 Challenger R/T, the new Challenger had a wide, menacing stance and was available in a variety of colors and with a selection of powerful engines, highlighted by the 425 hp SRT8. The Challenger became an instant hit for MOPAR fans who had been waiting years for such a release.
The Challenger received a face-lift in 2015, with the high-performance SRT8 replaced by the SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat. The Hellcat put out an astonishing 707 hp, capable of rocketing to 60 mph in only 3.6 seconds and hitting a top speed of 199 mph. However, the Hellcat was just the beginning of Dodge’s foray in the contemporary horsepower wars.
In April 2017, at the New York Auto Show, Dodge debuted the Challenger SRT Demon. Essentially a street-legal drag car, the Demon was powered by 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 which puts out an incredible 840 horsepower and 717 foot-pounds of torque. The engine is backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted via steering-mounted paddles. The Demon is capable of screaming past 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds and can destroy the quarter mile in 9.14 seconds at 152 mph.
This 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is a single-owner example having covered just 933 miles from new. The interior features the optional passenger seat, rear seat, infotainment system, and Harman/Kardon sound system. The Demon even retains its yellow front-splitter shipping protector, which has become a popular item to preserve and offers a stylish bit of flair to the otherwise menacing Destroyer Grey color. The car is accompanied by the coveted serialized Demon Crate, a staggering $1 option, which includes a floor jack, cordless impact gun, narrow front drag wheels, torque wrench, tire pressure gauge, fender cover, and tool bag. Additionally, an original window sticker and owner’s manual are included with this demonic hell-raiser.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/el20.