The current Dodge rear-drive performance platforms are nearing the end of their production run in what Dodge is calling its Last Call celebration, which is the word we’re choosing because this fadeout really does involve something stirring. For the finale, Dodge has released the most powerful muscle car in its long history, the 2023 Challenger SRT Demon 170, a limited-edition package that’s legal for use only at the dragstrip. This turnkey drag car, complete with Mickey Thompson street drag radials filling the wheel housings, is rated at 1,025 horsepower at 6,500 RPM, has a 0-60 time of 1.66 seconds and delivers the highest g-force acceleration rate of any production automobile at 2.004 gs on launch.
Radically stripped out and lightened, the Demon 170 can still produce 900 horsepower on cleaner E10 fuel. The power comes from a larger supercharger with 105mm throttle body, an entirely new driveline with high-strength axles, housings and propshaft; plus a torque-tunable transbrake as factory equipment. With a bunch of personalization options, the Demon 170 will be built to a maximum of 3,300 units for North America, with 300 earmarked for Canada. To get to the starting line, dig deep and come up with the $96,666 MSRP for U.S. sales.