Despite rumors to the contrary, Dodge//SRT remains committed to only producing the ludicrous Challenger SRT Demon for a single model year, with a total of just 3,300 examples to roll out of FCA’s Brampton Assembly plant in Ontario, Canada. That’s what the automaker insisted from the beginning, but recently, folks on various different Facebook groups and internet forums have been discussing the possibility of production being extended, fueled by hearsay from Dodge dealers.
Dodge’s limited, one-year-only production plans for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon were made clear in an Allpar interview with Tim Kuniskis – formerly FCA’s Head of Passenger Car Brands in North America.
“2018 only, one-and-done. The people who sit back and wait for next year are going to miss out,” Kuniskis said. He’s made other, similar comments to multiple other publications since the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was first unveiled.
Now, Allpar points out that Kuniskis’ comments don’t necessarily preclude Dodge//SRT from producing more Demons, but the threat of a lawsuit might. Many who have elected to purchase the all-new Challenger SRT Demon have done so as an investment; they’re counting on the fact that only 3,300 examples will be produced, for a single model year, and that this short production run could make the car more valuable to collectors in the future. The Demon would almost certainly lose quite a bit of collectibility if the market were more saturated with, say, another year of production, so Dodge would be wise to keep its word, lest it face litigation from a horde of burned collectors.
On the other hand, there have been murmurings of a new, hotter version of the SRT Hellcat in the pipeline – one that uses the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s 808-horsepower engine, and could go by the name of “Angel”. We’ll have to wait for more information on that possible development.