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Dodge Charger Demon: Everything we know (July 2018)

Last updated: July 1, 2018 10:29 am EDT

The Dodge Challenger Demon burst onto the scene at the 2017 New York International Auto Show with 840 horsepower and a sub-10 second quarter-mile time. We are curious in what’s next for the Demon now that the Challenger is now public. Will there be a Charger version?

For those with short memories, Dodge revealed the Challenger Hellcat several months before pulling the covers off a Charger version of the Hellcat. The cars share similar architectures, so it’s not impossible to think that Dodge would slap the Demon hardware into the Charger and make a 10-second drag sedan for the fun of it.

You folks also want to know about it, if our search traffic is any indication. As we learn more about the product, should Dodge decide to build it, we’ll continue to update this page with the latest information.

Until then, check out some of the articles we’ve already written on the subject and stay tuned!

Update 7/7/17: Happy Hellcat day! While the Demon is getting closer and closer to production for the Challenger, we still haven’t heard anything either way on a Charger variant. If Dodge follows their Hellcat tradition, they’d announce it at an event prior to the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise. We’ll have to wait and see this year, as there are other vehicles that might debut there instead.

Update 9/16/17: Still no word about a Charger Demon. Nothing was announced prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise, though Challenger Demons are just starting to get to customers now. We’re still optimistic one is in the pipeline.

Update 02/14/18: We spoke with several folks at FCA recently about the possibility of a Charger Demon. Many seem to think that it’d be a silly idea having a four-door car with no back seat, but we think it’d still be awesome. We can’t completely rule out the car, but we’re less inclined to think that one is in the works. Which is sad.

Update 07/01/18: Last week, Dodge debuted the Redeye version of the Challenger Hellcat. The Hellcat Redeye is based on the Demon’s engine, slightly-detuned, making 797 horsepower on 93-octane pump gas.

Dodge didn’t announce any changes to the Charger at that time, in terms of horsepower or performance, but it’s more-likely that we’d see a Charger Hellcat Redeye before we saw a Charger Demon.

Does that mean it’ll actually happen? Probably not. But there is still a chance.

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