The 2023 Corvette Z06 is a beast by any standards, but now we're seeing a new, faster Vette take on the no-nonsense specialist Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in drag racing.
Despite its significantly lower price point and aging platform, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is no joke.
Delivered as the ultimate iteration of Dodge's modern-day Challenger
the Demon boasts some pretty impressive numbers with its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine rated at 808 horsepower and 717 lb-ft of torque.
When he injects 100 octane racing fuel into the tank (as in this example), the output jumps to 840 horsepower.
Considering the many drag race technology features and settings, this machine can run his 9 midfield on his 1/4 mile.
Thanks to the center-mounted layout and untreated road surface, it adds a significant traction advantage
not to mention a potential gap in driver skill behind the Demon's Wheel.
The just under 9 minute video includes his racing two laps of him racing from the ditch and from the roll
showing a blistering performance here. Press play and see for yourself how it all turns out
No surprise. I was street racing my 68 Charger RT 440 magnum in 1971 and it always won from a 32 mph roll. That’s the slowest I could get the Torqueflite down into first gear. Great fun for a teenager. My current C8 is just an adult cruiser.
I wasn’t aware that you could get lead free 100 octane. Does that mean the Dodge isn’t running Cats. I thought lead would plug them up.