The highly anticipated, road-going drag car that is the Dodge Demon broke cover this week to the pleasure of Mopar fans everywhere. Rumors pointed to the Demon producing up to 1,023 horsepower on racing fuel, but it will actually make only 840 horsepower. Not to worry, though, because Texas-based tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering is planning to tune the Demon to 1,500 horsepower.
According to Hennessey’s website, they will be offering “a line of high-performance and racing upgrades for the 2018 Dodge Demon,” including headers, engine tuning and an upgraded supercharger system that will boost output to 1,000 or 1,500 horsepower. Because the Demon is also too fast to run flat out on a dragstrip without a roll cage, Hennessey will also throw an NHRA-legal roll cage in the muscle car and a parachute system.
The Demon is capable of running the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph and with Hennessey’s 1,500 horsepower upgrades, it seems realistic that it could break into the 8s with the right driver behind the wheel. It’s not clear when Hennessey is planning on tuning its first Demons, but considering deliveries won’t happen until later this year, we’re not expecting to see a Hennessey Demon rear its head until sometime early next year.