Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs Dodge Challenger Demon Engines

Want power? Try the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or Demon

Most elite luxury vehicles will be available with powertrains that crank out something between 200-300 horsepower for smaller vehicles, and up to 500 horsepower in more advanced models. Some elite performance models, like the anticipated 2018 BMW M5, hit in the 600 horsepower range. All of this makes the Hellcat and Demon incarnations of the Dodge Challenger even more head-turning, because the Hellcat cranks out 707 horsepower and the Demon…well, the Dodge Demon is in a class by itself. Compare the Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs Dodge Challenger Demon engines below to see which one best blows your mind.

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs Dodge Challenger Demon Engines

The crazy thing is that the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat and the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon both come with a similar sized engine. Both of their supercharged 6.20-liter V-8 engines are designed to burn up the pavement. Both vehicles also unite their nearly unstoppable engines with an elite eight-speed transmission (available on the Hellcat, standard on the Demon). But the engine output you get from these two vehicles is very different.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon with the hood open so you have a good view of its engine

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon delivers a heart-pounding 840 horsepower.

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view of the engine of the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

The 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat offers discerning drivers up to 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

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Engine Output and Track Times

The 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat offers a breathless and bold 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and has a quarter mile time of 11.7 seconds. Impressive as this, and as seemingly unstoppable, the Dodge Demon that was released just this year has already overwhelmed its sibling.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, using the same displacement engine as the Hellcat, delivers 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque. That translates to a 0-60 time of just 2.3 seconds and a quarter mile time of 9.6 seconds.

We may not have a great understanding of horsepower, but we know that we like it, and we want as much of it as possible. We have in the past had Dodge Hellcat models in our used inventory, and we hope to someday see the Demon here on our lot. If you are looking for an elite luxury model for a great price, check out our pre-owned inventory here at Certified Autoplex. We are located in Carrollton TX, but ship throughout the continental United States!