The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 Debut Car was Not Stolen

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170

On Tuesday, March 21, an image surfaced online claiming that the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 that had debuted at Las Vegas Motor Speedway the night before was stolen just after the debut. That post was accompanied by a picture shown below of the back of the Demon 170 with “STOLEN” written across it. That … Read more

Ram midsize pickup finally revealed—to dealers

Ram Revolution BEV side view

Ram head Mike Koval Jr. has shown the upcoming midsize Ram pickup, but only to dealers at a meeting in Las Vegas. Automotive News reported on a dealer’s views of the pickup, which he said exceeded his expectations—and was “spectacular.” The new battery-electric pickup matches the “aesthetic” of the Ram 1500 Revolution from January, pictured … Read more

How the Demon 170 Hemi Differs from the Redeye Hemi: Deep Dive

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170

When the embargo lifted on the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 on Monday, we focused on key parts of the new package, including power, performance, and production numbers, but we didn’t get into how this package makes so much more power than the closely-related Redeye. Today, we dive into what makes the Demon 170’s supercharged Hemi so much more powerful—reaching 1,075 horsepower. (See our initial piece about the 1,025-horsepower, 8-second Demon 170).

When Tim Kuniskis introduced the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 to a small group of media in early March, he held up a camshaft and said that it was the only component that was directly shared between the 6.2-liter Hemi in the Demon 170 and the 6.2-liter Hemi in the Redeye. Everything else was revised in some way, if not replaced altogether.

Unveiled: Dodge Hornet R/T-based GLH Concept

Dodge Hornet R/T GLH Concept

When Dodge introduced the new Hornet last August, the production-ready GT and R/T models were joined by the GLH Concept – with GLH standing for Goes Like Hell, just as it did on the Omni GLH. That GLH Concept was based on the GT, which derives its power from a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that delivers 268 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, rather than the more powerful Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid.

On the surface, it seems like a smart decision to focus on the non-hybrid model for a performance package like the GLH, but with the R/T hybrid packing quite a bit more power, it seems like the better basis for a go-fast model – even though it is a fuel-friendly hybrid.

The True Story Behind Dodge’s “Leprechaun” Challenger Demon 170 Teasers

Dodge Last Call Leprechaun

During the lead-up to the debut of the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, Dodge showed teasers depicting what appeared to be a pair of leprechauns. Social media’s smoothest-brained users were quick to proclaim that they were ghouls, allegedly confirming the rumor that the Dodge brand was working on a package called the Ghoul, but that was not the case.

Earlier this month, Dodge invited a small group of media to the Auburn Hills headquarters to preview the Challenger SRT Demon 170. Brand boss Tim Kuniskis walked us through the key features and numbers of the newest supercharged muscle car; when he was done, he asked if there were any questions. As you might imagine after the reveal of a thousand-horsepower muscle car, there were plenty of questions about the Demon 170, but a few of us wondered why the teasers featured leprechauns. Kuniskis laughed and asked if we wanted the real story or the story from the marketing people. Of course, we wanted the real story…

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170: 1025 horsepower

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170

We knew that the seventh and final Last Call special edition car would be more than an appearance package, but the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is more performance than we expected for less money than we expected. There is loads of information to unpack on this model, but we will cut to the chase and talk about the numbers that everyone really cares about.

The 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is powered by a 6.2-liter Hemi topped by a 3.0-liter IHI supercharger. When running on E85 (85% ethanol), it makes 1,025 horsepower and 945 lb-ft of torque. Even on 93 octane pump gas (E10 ethanol), the Demon 170 will make 900 horsepower and 810 lb-ft of torque. The driver doesn’t need to do anything when changing from gasoline to ethanol blends…. [more at the original story]

One More Dodge Last Call Teaser Debuts, Hints at Speeds Over 140

Dodge Last Call Teaser

We thought that the teasers for the final Dodge Last Call special edition car were finished, but this afternoon, another video featuring the evil Leprechaun debuted on the brand’s YouTube channel. This one is titled “Trip Wire” and it includes another numeric teaser that is not very hard to decipher. The video begins with a … Read more

Third Dodge Last Call Teaser Video Drops More Numeric Clues

Dodge Last Call Leprechaun

The newest teaser is titled “Scream @ 215 mph” and it starts off with the angry leprechaun from the previous two videos, with glowing gold eye. A few seconds in, a hand from off-screen holds up what appears to be a handheld racing weather meter. The hand holds it up to the angry leprechaun and when he screams through it, the readout lights up with the following information:

Recall Wednesday: oddballs and Durango and Wrangler/Gladiator recalls

Satera Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

In this week’s list of recalls, we have two somewhat goofy ones and two from Mopar. In the goofy category we have Nissan’s “collapsing” ignition keys (2014-20 Rogue, 2017-22 Rogue Sport) which can stall the car; and we have Dodge Durangos (2021-23) whose rear spoiler may fly off while driving. Spoiler recall on Durangos might … Read more

The Electric Dodge Charger May Be More Affordable than You Think

Dodge Charger Daytona

When it comes to the critics of the federally mandated transformation of the Dodge Charger into an electric vehicle, there are two main groups. The first is comprised of those folks who simply will not accept the idea of driving an electric vehicle, so they have nothing good to say about the electric Dodge Charger … Read more

The Newest Dodge Last Call Teaser Includes a Numeric Hint

Dodge Last Call Scale Teaser

This afternoon, Dodge released the second teaser video for the final Dodge Last Call muscle car, which will debut on March 20th at the Las Vegas Roadkill Nights event. While Dodge is calling this the second teaser video, it is actually the third teaser-type videos pertaining to the final Last Call special edition Dodge, since … Read more

2023 Dodge Challenger and Charger Build and Price is Live

2023 Dodge Build and Price

If you have been looking forward to building your ideal 2023 Dodge Challenger or Dodge Charger on the company’s website to see just how much that dream muscle car will cost, your wait is over. We are not exactly sure when the 2023 Challenger and Charger Build and Price pages went live on, but … Read more

Tickets for the Dodge Last Call Roadkill Event are Still Available

Roadkill Nights Vegas by Dodge

It is widely known that on March 20th, Dodge will debut the seventh and final Last Call special edition muscle car at the Roadkill Nights event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Over the course of the past week, many people have posted on social media about receiving an invitation to the event from Dodge and … Read more