Dodge Demon Legacy: From Classic Muscle to Modern Powerhouse

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Dodge Demon Legacy
Dodge Demon Legacy

Dodge has a rich history of unleashing fire-breathing machines onto the asphalt jungle, all bearing the intimidating “Demon” name.

The latest incarnation of this demonic spirit is the 2023 Challenger SRT Demon 170 “Last Call” edition. Forget incremental upgrades, this is a drag strip predator.

Packing a jaw-dropping 1,025 horsepower on E85 fuel leaves competitors in the dust. This monstrous muscle car boasts supercar-level power, a true feat of Dodge’s engineering mastery.

But Dodge’s demonic obsession with performance goes way back. In 2007, they unleashed a completely different kind of beast: the Dodge Demon concept car.

Dodge Demon Legacy
Dodge Demon Legacy (rostislav_prokop / Instagram)

This two-seater roadster was envisioned as a more budget-friendly alternative to the Viper, taking aim at established rivals like the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Cruising out of muscle car obscurity, the 1971 Dodge Dart Demon offers a look into a bygone era of American performance.

Originally conceived as the “Beaver,” mirroring its close relative the Plymouth Duster, the name was swiftly scrapped due to its less-than-masculine connotation.

Debuting instead as the “Demon,” the car lived up to its name with a focus on power. The range-topping Demon 340 boasted a 275-horsepower engine and a four-speed manual transmission, a thrilling proposition for driving enthusiasts.

Despite its impressive specs, the Dodge Demon’s sales figures lagged behind the Duster. Today, the Demon remains a niche classic, but Czech virtual artist Rostislav Prokop has breathed new life into the car with a stunning restomod design.


By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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