Dodge Challenger Demon Priced at $84,995

Plus an $1,100 destination fee and all the singles you'll be dropping for the 'optional' performance bits. 

840-horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon debuts in New York
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Dodge announced in a press release Tuesday that its drag-ready-yet-streetable, 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger will start at $84,995. That's the price you'll have to pay if you want the most unreasonably batshit, new, American production car on sale in 2017. 

On top of the $85,000 sticker, a destination fee of $1,095 will be tacked on, and owners will also be asked to be $1 for each of the extra performance bits. The $1,700 gas guzzler tax is included in the MSRP.

Those additional "options," as Dodge calls them, include a front passenger seat, a rear seat, trunk carpet, and the $1 "Demon Crate." Here's what comes with that. 

  • "Direct Connection Performance Parts:
    • Two narrow, front-runner drag wheels
    • Performance powertrain control module with high-octane engine calibration
    • Replacement instrument panel switch module with high-octane button
    • Personalized ID badge
    • Conical performance air filter
    • Two valve stems
    • Passenger mirror block-off plate
  • Demon-branded track tools:
    • Hydraulic floor jack with carrying bag
    • Cordless impact wrench with charger
    • Torque wrench with extension and socket
    • Tire pressure gauge
    • Fender cover
    • Tool bag
  • Foam case that fits into the Challenger SRT Demon trunk and securely holds the front runner wheels and track tools"

The car also comes with a factory warranty for three years or 36,000 miles for limited coverage, and a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty on its powertrain. 

“We worked very hard to build as much value into the Challenger SRT Demon as possible – features, performance and exclusivity that simply can't be duplicated with a goal of maintaining, and possibly even growing, as much future value as possible," said FCA's passenger cars chief, Tim Kuniskis, in a press release.

The Challenger Demon was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in April. It's a drag-race-ready street car that comes ready to push 840 hp from its supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 engine when using race fuel. At its unveiled, Dodge claimed that the car could run a 9.65-second quarter mile at 140 miles per hour and do 0-60 in 2.3 seconds—or 2.1 seconds if you're really good.

The Demon will be available from Dodge dealers in the fall.