The Final Dodge Last Call Model Revealed and It’s Their Most Powerful V8 Ever
Like many muscle car enthusiasts, the Dodge Last Call Chargers and Challengers just very may well be the most sought-after cars of 2023. Because this is the final year of the current generation of Chargers and Challengers that will feature the famous V8 HEMI engine before transitioning to an all-electric drivetrain, the brand is closing the book with a glorious display of power and style. With a total of seven Dodge Last Call Chargers and Challengers being released, many of them pay tribute to many iconic models of the past brought into the modern era like the Challenger Black Ghost, Challenger Swinger Widebody, and Charger King Daytona to name a few.
But with only six of the seven revealed, everyone is wondering when the seventh was going to be announced. Naturally, the brand had big plans for the final Last Call model in the lineup. And if there’s one place that appreciates a spectacle… it’s Las Vegas, NV.
At the Dodge Last Call festival at The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the brand debuted the seventh, final, and most powerful Last Call V8 muscle car in the world, the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170.
The 2023 Dodge Last Call Challenger SRT Demon 170 Power Specs
Housing a production HEMI engine, 2023 Dodge Last Call Challenger SRT Demon 170 boasts 1,025-horsepower, 945 lb-ft of torque, and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 1.66 seconds. In case you were wondering, this muscle car has the highest G-force acceleration for any production car to date with 2.004 gs. The Demon 170 can also run on E10 fuel, pushing an impressive 900 horsepower and 810 lb-fit of torque.
To show that this car exceeds the hype, the Challenger SRT Demon 170 is the first factory-production car that can clear the quarter-mile strip in under nine seconds. To be specific, it received its certification from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) with a clocked time of 8.91 seconds at 151.17 mph. This car also received an NHRA violation later for clearing the nine-second quarter-mile threshold without any sort of safety cage or parachute. A clear nod to the original Demon, which was banned from the NHRA quarter mile for the same reasons.
“To celebrate the end of the HEMI muscle-car era, we pulled off all the governors to reach a new level, a new benchmark of ‘factory-crazy’ production car performance,” says Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis in a press release. “In 2015, Dodge shocked the world with the 707-horsepower Hellcat. Then, in 2018, we did it with the 840-horsepower Demon, and now we are doing it again with the 1,025-horsepower Demon 170, the world’s first sustainable-energy, eight-second, factory-production, street-legal muscle car.”
Because this is the crown jewel of the Dodge Last Call lineup, prospective customers can expect the price tag to be up there with a brand-suggested MSRP of $96,666.
Additional Features on the 2023 Dodge Last Call Challenger SRT Demon 170
Aside from having the most powerful production HEMI ever, the 2023 Dodge Last Call Challenger SRT Demon 170 also features an impressive list of additional upgrades to fuel its desirability.
- Improved 3.0-liter Supercharger with a 105mm throttle body, and 3.02-inch pulley that increases its boost pressure 40% more than the Challenger Hellcat Redeye Widebody
- Full horsepower output is achieved by sensing the percentage of ethanol in fuel blends
- The entire driveline features an upgraded differential housing built from aerospace-grade metals that is 53% stronger than standard models. The rear prop shaft is also 30% stronger, as are its half shafts.
- This muscle car comes with 315/50R17 Mickey Thompson ET Street R drag radials, which have never been featured on a production vehicle. To make the package complete, it also comes with Mickey Thompson 245/55R18 ET Street front tires that are well-balanced for the street and the drag strip.
- Because the Challenger SRT Demon 170 can produce 1,025 horsepower, it also features TransBrake 2.0 to bring more torque-shaping control, as well as driver input when setting desired torque limits.
- Adaptive-damping shocks bring ideal weight transfer, as well as personalized race settings for optimal drag suspension