With the headline-grabbing 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon now officially out of production, hopeful buyers are running out chances to own the limited-run drag-racing machine. Assuming you have the means but haven’t a hookup, we propose the following solution: win this mint-condition example at Mecum’s Denver auction event this weekend. With just five miles on the odometer, and protective plastic still covering the seats, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more “new-in-package” example than this; according to the lot description, it’s never even been dealer-prepped.
Doubtless you already know the important specs: 840 horsepower on race fuel (808 on pump gas) from a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8; an 8-speed automatic transmission with the world’s first production TransBrake; 18-inch wheels with massive 305-section drag radials; 0-to-60 in 2.3 seconds on the way to a 9.65-second quarter-mile. But those performance figures are only for cars with the optional “Demon Crate” – a box full of drag-racing extras like skinny front wheels, a PCM programmed to take full advantage of high-octane racing fuel, and more.
Luckily, this Dodge Challenger SRT Demon comes with the aforementioned box full of go-fast bits, as well as the factory rear-seat delete. Mecum hasn’t provided an auction estimate for the car, which is painted black with a black interior, but if the crop of Demons currently up for grabs on eBay are any indication, the winning bid could surpass the $100k mark with relative ease.
For more photos and info on this brand-spankin’-new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, visit the Mecum Auctions website.