We know this is gonna be tough to hear, but we think you need to hear it: Odds are good you're never going to own a Dodge Challenger Demon. We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but it's true. It's not so much the price that's the problem—while we still don't know exactly how much it'll cost, we do know it'll go for less than $100,000—but rather, the rarity. Only 3,300 examples of the 840-horsepower Demon will be sold to the public, and if other limited-edition speed machines serve as any indication, a good chunk of them will spend most of their days sitting in air-conditioned garages, quietly appreciating while their owners await the 2043 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
But if the founders of one new Indiegogo campaign have their way, one special Dodge Demon will spend its days bringing joy to thousands of people in slightly-less-than-10-second bursts.
The campaign, called The Dodge Demon Experience, is looking to raise enough money to give 3,300 backers a chance to fire the Demon down the quarter-mile at a drag strip in exchange for a $325 donation. Ponying up that money also earns your name a spot on the car's custom paint job, which will be bedecked with the monikers of every major donor. (The project's creators say they're hoping to have the Gas Monkey Garage do the paint work.) The organizers say they will handle the responsibility of booking a drag strip close to you; all you'll have to do is show up and floor the gas.
Once the car's made its way through all 3,300 big-money backers, the project organizers say they plan to pit it up against a series of other extreme production vehicles in the quarter-mile, to see if the Demon's bold claims of being the baddest street-legal car in the land truly stand. First on the list: Hennessey Performance's 1,000-horsepower Chevy Camaro ZL1 known as "The Exorcist."
Should you be hesitant about forking over an amount that could effectively buy you a full-sized iPad for an Indiegogo project that isn't predicted to deliver its reward until December 2018 at the earliest, you can also purchase a series of lesser rewards for donating between $15–$55, such as keychains, T-shirts, and sweatshirts. Or you can give them $5 just out of the goodness of your heart...if you really like the idea of subsidizing somebody else's 9.65-second quarter-mile blast.