It’s common knowledge that it’s fairly simple to get a Dodge Challenger or Charger Hellcat run nine-seconds quarter-mile. With a power boost, drag slicks and a good driver, a high nine-second pass is possible in a Hellcat despite its near 4,500 lb kerb weight.
You might be asking yourself ‘what’s the point of the new Dodge Demon if a Hellcat can run 9s?’ and to that there’s a multitude of answers. The Demon is a bit of a collector’s item seeing as only 3,300 will be produced and for only one model year and it’s also much more tailored to drag racing with its optional Demon crate, two-step torque reserve and wide front and rear tires. It’s fender flares also give it a bad-ass appearance, if we do say so ourselves.
Despite the Demon’s existence, it’s still pretty cool to watch a Hellcat run 9s, like in the video embedded above, for example. In that case, the car is a Charger Hellcat, meaning there’s not only A/C and heat, heated and cooled seats and Harmon Kardon audio system in the nine-second car, but also seating for five. Who said the best muscle car years were behind us?