Dodge has made it clear to everyone, including its potential buyers, that the Challenger SRT Demon is a street-legal drag car - that it is unlike any of your ordinary cars, as its name indicates. In fact, most photos that we see of the Demon shows it parked on the drag strip. Plus, knowing that it has an 840 horsepower (626 kilowatt) engine and drag radials standard should be more than enough to deliver the message to the audience.
However, the company probably realised that despite all the warnings and precautions they have given to the people, they will not be in control of what their buyers will do to the car. It wants to make sure that the new owners know exactly what they’re getting with the Challenger SRT Demon. And with good reason too. With the car’s menacing nature, it is not impossible that a few will get into accidents if the car isn’t handled with care.
The company ensures that they’ll stay out of trouble in case anything happens by providing a waiver for buyers to sign as they order their vehicles. The three-page Demon Disclosure Form states everything that comes with a car as dangerous as this. Jalopnik was able to acquire the document which states points like “Customer shall never use any “Track-Use” features on public roads or any prohibited area”.
The Challenger SRT Demon is not intended to carry passengers. So if the buyer wants to install a rear seat, he is reminded of how risky it is. The document states that “no person shall ride in those rear seats” as a car that was not factory equipped with a passenger seat means that it cannot accommodate one due to safety reasons. A “customer shall never attempt to install a passenger seat because the passenger will not properly be protected.”
This move by Dodge is no surprise to us though, knowing how dangerous the car is. It even had issues a couple of months ago regarding a dispute on whether the car should be road-legal or not. In fact, it would be more of a surprise if Dodge did not require a waiver for its consumers. Again, the Challenger SRT Demon produces 840 horsepower, and can speed up to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.3 seconds, which really isn’t necessary for everyday driving on public roads. The company claims that the Demon currently holds the record for the quickest production car in the world.
Challenger SRT Demon is limited to 3,000 units only in the United States, with an additional 300 units for Canada. The road-legal drag car will have a starting price of $86,090 including destination, and will begin deliveries this fall.