For gear-heads who thought that the insanely powerful 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was a little too tame, Dodge has now officially launched its over-the-top drag strip monster, the 840 horsepower 2018 Dodge Demon. Dubbed as the fastest quarter-mile production vehicle in the world, the Demon undoubtedly offers the best horsepower-per-dollar deal bar none.

Under the hood

The Demon was originally unveiled at the New York Auto Show back in April. During the event, Dodge already revealed that the engine they placed on the Demon is not just a tweaked version of the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 found on the Hellcat.

Instead, they apparently rebuilt the entire engine with brand new Demon-specific parts including a new valvetrain, crankshaft, camshaft, connecting rods, and pistons. The engine also has dual fuel pumps that are able to run 100+ octane race gas, which results in its totally insane 840 hp power figure.

Built for the street and strip

The engine is also fitted with a larger 2.7-liter supercharger with the world's first air-conditioner-powered charge-air cooler. During a drag strip Quarter Mile run, the supercharger is pre-filled with eight pounds of boost via a two-step ignition. Just six feet into the run, the supercharger is already able to provide the full 14.5 pounds of boost to the engine.

The suspension setup has also been tuned for the drag strip with firmer springs.

The car also sports massive rear street-legal drag radials, which is a first for a production vehicle.

Insane figures

All of the different elements and tweaks that have been done to the vehicles results in some insane performance numbers. The Dodge Demon leaves the starting line at 1.8Gs and reaches 30mph in 1 second. The Demon's official quarter-mile time is just 9.65 seconds in its base form.

Due to the production vehicle's stock performance, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has officially banned it from entering into competitions.

The 2018 Dodge Demon has been priced at $84,995 without options. Strangely enough, Dodge is offering different $1 upgrade options, including a passenger seat, rear bench, and carpeting.

For an additional $1, customers can also get the "Demon Crate," which include two skinny front drag tires, a set of tools and track parts, a conical air filter, and an engine control module to run 100+ octane race gas. Other standard options include a $3,495 comfort package and a $4,995 sunroof.