We know how fast the Dodge Demon is in the quarter-mile, but what if it went a little further?
The Dodge Demon is known for being the king of the quarter-mile drag race. It has so much power and acceleration that it can actually perform a wheelie off the line, and is the only production car capable of doing so. It shoots from zero to sixty in just 2.3 seconds and is capable of completing the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds.
Which is all well and good, but all of that is done in the first quarter-mile. What happens when the Demon goes further than that?
Well, unless you have the Demon Crate’s ECU installed, you’ll top out at 168 mph thanks to the limiter. But with the new ECU, that limiter is removed and the Demon’s true potential is unleashed.
This particular Demon we see here at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds in West Palm Beach, Florida is not wearing the drag radial tires that are also available in the Demon Crate. Instead, it’s wearing regular performance tires in order to achieve maximum grip on a non-prepped surface. In this case, it’s a 3-mile long runway.
The Demon also doesn’t use any of its fancy torque reserve or transbrake when it proceeds off the line. The idea here is for maximum overall speed, so a slightly slower start is better in the long run so that the Demon can steadily build momentum.
And boy, does it build momentum. It takes a little while, but eventually, the 6.2-L supercharged HEMI is screaming like a jet’s turbofan, pumping out all of its 840 hp in the name of catapulting a big, heavy, brick of a car to speeds typically only seen by sleek supercars.
In 2.7 miles, the Demon reaches a maximum speed of 211 mph. As Motor1 points out, that’s roughly the same top speed as the McLaren Senna, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
The Demon can’t turn nearly as well as any of those cars, but it can definitely keep up in a straight line.