Check out the Dodge Demon’s standing mile run in this test at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds.
As usual, it’s a beautiful day in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds brings us yet another top speed run of a true speedster, the Dodge Demon, presenting it to us in all its fiery glory thanks to idyllic conditions and a near-zero-foot elevation.
The Demon has been the poster child of the Dodge Challenger series of muscle cars since its birth in 2018. Designed as the first modern muscle car built specifically to own the drag strip, it came with the same 6.2-L HEMI V8 as found in the Hellcat, but fitted with a larger 2.7-L supercharger. When fed the proper mixture of fuel and provided the specific red key fob activation found in the Demon Crate, total power climbs to 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque.
It also came with a suite of technology designed to make the Demon the best drag racer ever made. A transbrake system holds the car in both first and reverse to allow it to remain stationary while building revs, which in then holds ready for launch thanks to the Torque Reserve system. Sophisticated launch control then propels the Demon off the line hard enough for it to pop a wheelie.
A standing mile isn’t quite enough to get the Demon up beyond 200 mph, but it can get pretty close. Few cars can reach the speed of the Demon after just a mile of constant throttle, and our test driver certainly makes that clear in the video.
Note that he might even get a little too excited. Explicit language isn’t uncommon when getting behind the wheel of the Dodge Demon, and it seems that Mr. Bohmer continues that tradition. Viewer discretion is advised.