Dodge Unveils the Challenger SRT Demon 170: The World’s Fastest, Quickest, and Most Powerful Muscle Car Ever Produced
Dodge has officially opened orders for the much-anticipated 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, the fastest, quickest, and most powerful factory muscle car in the world. Unveiled as the seventh and final “Last Call” special-edition model, the Demon 170 is history’s first-ever eight-second factory muscle car.
Equipped with a monstrous 1,025 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 945 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm on E85 fuel, the Demon 170 conquers the quarter-mile trap in an NHRA-certified 8.91 seconds at 151.17 mph. With only 3,300 units available for production (3,000 for the U.S. market and 300 for Canada), enthusiasts can view dealer allocations for the new Challenger SRT Demon 170 via the Dodge Horsepower Locator tool at DodgeGarage.com.
Orders for the Challenger SRT Demon 170, priced at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $96,666 (excluding destination and fees), must be placed and accompanied by notarized customer acknowledgment letters before May 15, 2023. Customers purchasing a Demon 170 who document current ownership of an original 2018 Challenger SRT Demon will be offered the option to VIN-match the last four digits of the VIN.
The jaw-dropping Demon 170 debuted during the Dodge Last Call Powered by Roadkill Nights Vegas performance festival at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 20, 2023. A replay of the event, as well as highlights from the festival, can be viewed at DodgeGarage.com.
The Challenger SRT Demon 170 boasts unparalleled performance statistics, including the highest G-force acceleration of any production car at 2.004 gs, a 60-ft. mark in 1.24 seconds, and a 0-60 mph sprint in just 1.66 seconds. These impressive figures set the Demon 170 apart from any other vehicle in the brand’s 100-plus-year history.
To secure a piece of automotive history, customers must contact their preferred dealer directly to discuss potential orders after identifying an available allocation through the Horsepower Locator tool. Production of the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 will begin this summer, with actual production volume depending on capacity and component availability.
As a testament to Dodge’s commitment to performance, the purchase of a Challenger SRT Demon 170 also grants owners access to a one-day SRT Experience class at Radford Racing School, the official high-performance driving school of Dodge//SRT. More information on the Radford Racing School can be found at DodgeGarage.com.
This marks the end of an era for the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger in their current HEMI®-engine-powered forms. However, Dodge’s legacy of over 100 years of unparalleled performance lives on in the SRT Hellcat versions of the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Durango, as well as the R/T performance hybrid version of the all-new Dodge Hornet.
The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 comes with numerous groundbreaking features and performance enhancements that set it apart from its competitors. The vehicle is equipped with unique Mickey Thompson ET Street drag radials developed exclusively for the Demon 170. In addition, optional Lacks Enterprises two-piece lightweight carbon-fiber wheels save 24.7 pounds, further improving performance.
The patent-pending TransBrake 2.0 system in the Demon 170 includes torque-shaping capability, offering drivers increased control and stability during high-speed runs. Demon badging features a “170” neck tattoo and a new E85-representative yellow Demon’s eye, adding to the vehicle’s distinctive appearance.
Owners of the Challenger SRT Demon 170 will also receive a one-of-a-kind owner content package, including a commemorative Demon 170 decanter set. Furthermore, the Demon 170 comes with an available Goodwool car shell through exclusive distributor Finishing Touch Auto Spa, as well as premium car care products from Jay Leno’s Garage.
Dodge is also offering Direct Connection accessories for the Demon 170, such as a parachute system and harness bar with matching carbon-fiber rear seat delete trim panels, providing owners with the ultimate in customization and performance options.
As the final “Last Call” special-edition model, the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is a fitting tribute to the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger’s HEMI®-engine-powered legacy. To celebrate the 2023 lineup, Dodge is bringing back three beloved heritage exterior colors—B5 Blue, Plum Crazy purple, and Sublime green—along with the popular modern color, Destroyer Grey. The 2023 Charger and Challenger R/T models will also feature new “345” fender badging, signifying the 345-cubic-inch HEMI engine under the hood.
Dodge’s commitment to performance and innovation continues, as evidenced by its success in the J.D. Power APEAL Study (mass market) in 2022, ranking No. 1 for the third consecutive year. Furthermore, Dodge became the first domestic brand ever to rank No. 1 in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) in 2020.
The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 signifies the end of an era for the HEMI®-engine-powered Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger, but it also serves as a reminder of Dodge’s unwavering dedication to performance, innovation, and the spirit of the Brotherhood of Muscle.
Q: What is the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170?
A: The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is the fastest, quickest, and most powerful factory muscle car ever produced. It is the seventh and final Dodge “Last Call” special-edition vehicle and offers a staggering 1,025 horsepower and 945 lb.-ft. of torque on E85 fuel.
Q: When can I order the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170?
A: Dodge has opened ordering for the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170. All customer orders and notarized customer acknowledgment letters must be received before May 15, 2023.
Q: How many units of the Challenger SRT Demon 170 will be produced?
A: The production volume for the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 will be limited to not more than 3,300 total units—3,000 for the U.S. market and 300 for Canada.
Q: What is the price of the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170?
A4: The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $96,666, excluding destination and fees.
Q: How can I find a dealer with available allocations for the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170?
A: You can view available dealer allocations for the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 using the Dodge Horsepower Locator tool at DodgeGarage.com. After identifying a dealer with available allocation, you must contact the dealer directly to discuss a potential order.
Q: What are some key performance features of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170?
A: The Demon 170 boasts a quarter-mile time of 8.91 seconds at 151.17 mph, the highest G-force acceleration of any production car at 2.004 gs, and a 0-60 time of just 1.66 seconds. It also features a patent-pending TransBrake 2.0 system and unique Mickey Thompson ET Street drag radials.
Q: Can I match the VIN of my new Demon 170 with my original 2018 Demon?
A: Yes, customers who document current ownership of an original 2018 Challenger SRT Demon can request to match the last four digits of their original Demon VIN on their new Demon 170. This allows for unique Demon instrument panel badging to match for both vehicles.
Last Updated: March 28, 2023