It’s the Dodge Demon versus the world when the legendary drag race machine takes on the best supercars of Europe.
McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche all make fast cars, of this there is absolutely no doubt. All of these names are ones that have won races, made truly incredible machines, and plaster the walls of dorm rooms all over the country. But they're all made to be fast in more conventional races requiring things like braking and turning. The Demon was made to be fast in one way only: a straight line.
Under the hood of the Demon is the raging heart of a 6.2-L supercharged V8 with 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque--more than any it will face among the competition from Europe. It also has the fastest zero to sixty time of just 2.3 seconds, and it has the fastest recorded quarter-mile time of 9.65 seconds.
Yes, the Demon still weighs 1,000 lbs more than either a Porsche or a Ferrari (and sometimes more than that), but it's still a ludicrously fast machine on the drag strip. Which is where the Demon is king.
So is there any question of who will be winning these races? Not really. But it's still gun to see a 4,000-pound muscle car slap around a bunch of European supercars.
First, we have the Porsche 911 Turbo S. Stock, the car has just 572 hp, but we're pretty sure this particular Turbo S was not stock because it was still in the same zip code as the Demon when they both finished. Impressive, but not nearly enough to defeat the Demon.
Next, we have the Ferrari 488 Spider. In the first race, the Demon skips off the line which allows the Ferrari to actually keep pace, but then it just pulls ahead and never looks back. In the second race, the Demon hooks perfectly and absolutely demolishes the 488.
We're going to skip the Lamborghini Huracan and the McLaren 570S as they both don't have nearly enough power and the Demon simply leaves them in last week. But the McLaren 720S? That's actual competition. A 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 with 710 horsepower is nothing to sneeze at, even for a Demon. Combined with the car's lightweight and aerodynamic design, and the 720S is a supercar worth its six-figure price tag.
Check out the video above to see if the Demon retains its crown.