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CNET's Roadshow Previews the All-New 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: 840 Horsepower and 770 Pound-Feet of Torque

Dodge unveiled its all-new Challenger SRT Demon at the New York Auto Show in April, and suffice to say it promises a wild ride. Surprisingly street-legal, the new Demon edition of the Challenger muscle car pumps out a mind-bending 850 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque and rockets from 0-60 mpg in a breathtaking 2.3 seconds. That's right - 2.3 seconds. CNET Roadshow writer Chris Paukert takes a look to see exactly how you handle a production car like this.

As Paukert and his colleagues discovered, this car is so powerful its front wheels actually lift off the ground when you punch the accelerator to the floor. Practical uses for the Demon are still to be determined, but the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 provides big thrills if you have access to a dragstrip or a very long stretch of highway. Not that Roadshow is encouraging that sort of behavior.

Among other firsts, the SRT Demon is the first factory-production car with an available specially calibrated engine control computer to take advantage of 100+ octane race gas. The aptly-named Demon is also the first production car equipped with a transbrake. This handy feature - for you racetrack junkies - locks the transmission so that drag racers don't have to worry about standing on the brakes to prevent creeping through the timing lights when dialing up the RPMs at the starting line -- you just tug the steering wheel paddles to launch. Very convenient.

We love our Dodge sedans and coupes at Colorado Springs Dodge and we're looking forward to putting the Demon through its paces on the winding roads here in the Rockies. In the meantime, we have a terrific selection of new Dodge models in stock - including the Hellcat Challenger that packs a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 that's tuned to produce 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. But why stop there? Bring on the Demon!

Colorado Springs Dodge is the leading Dodge and Ram dealership in central Colorado, and we have a great selection of new and used vehicles depending on your needs. Stop by our showroom today to talk with one of knowledgeable sales professionals about the newest Dodge models, or give us a call at (877) 750-2854 to inquire about pre-ordering your own Demon.

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