SpeedKore’s carbon fiber Dodge Demon has 1,400 hp and shaves a full second off the stock car’s quarter-mile time.
There’s a reason for most European supercars being made almost completely out of carbon fiber: it’s the strongest and lightest material that you can fashion into a car. Strength helps prevent torsion in extreme maneuvers, while lightness helps with achieving extreme speeds. If you want to go fast, you use carbon fiber.
Most American muscle cars do not use carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is extremely expensive, and muscle cars are made for everyone and not just billionaires. But some people just love the aesthetic of muscle cars so much they just have to get one made out of the best materials possible.
Enter SpeedKore. This Wisconsin-based carmaker takes stock American muscle cars like the Mustang and Hellcat, tosses away their boring steel/aluminum bodies and replaces it all with carbon fiber.
They also do some engine tuning here and there too. Because why not?
Their latest creation is the SpeedKore Dodge Demon, and as you’d expect from the carbon fiber kings, the entire body has been replaced by carbon. This saves “hundreds” of pounds from the stock versions 4,400 lb weigh in, and also gives it an understated but deadly aesthetic.
Moreover, SpeedKore tossed away the old 2.7-L supercharger that Dodge gave it and replaced it with a pair of turbochargers. They also replaced the out-the-back exhaust with one that pumps waste gases out the front right before the wheel fenders. This further saves weight while also providing a big power boost.
How much power? SpeedKore estimates around 1,400 at the flywheel, while dyno testing says it makes 1,203 hp at the rear wheels. This shaves nearly a full second off the stock Demon’s quarter-mile time of 9.65 seconds by running at 8.77 seconds at 162 mph.
Not that we ever really saw a stock Demon run the quarter-mile under 10 seconds anyways.
SpeedKore is bringing their carbon Demon to this year’s SEMA Show (October 30th to November 2nd), so if you want to get a close-up view, better head to Vegas for your chance.