Last Dodge Demon and Viper will be auctioned off on June 20

Article by Christian A., on April 16, 2018

If you are a huge fan of the Dodge Viper and the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon but never had the chance to get your hands on any, there is going to be one last chance for you to get your hands on not one but both of them. This is because in June, Dodge will release the final examples of the Dodge Viper and the Dodge Challenger Demon at the Barrett Jackson auction in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The reason why I said that you could get your hands on both is because of the fact that both models will be auctioned as a pair, so you are out of luck if you could only afford one. When combined, the Viper and the Demon will have an output of $1,485 horsepower. In fact, Dodge calls the auction “The Ultimate Last Chance”, so get your check books out.

Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge/SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat - FCA North America, Steve Beahm, even stated that it is close to impossible for an avid collector to have both the Dodge Viper and the Dodge Challenger Demon in his garage because these models are just so difficult to get your hands on, considering that they sell out even before the automaker begins production of these.

He then adds that Barrett Jackson will give you one “last chance” to get your hands on the most sought after vehicles in the United States. Aside from having two trophies in your garage, the money that will be received will raise money for a good cause that is close to the brand’s heart.

If you are unaware, which I highly doubt, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is equipped with a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine under the hood, carrying out 840 horsepower and 770 pound feet of torque. This Demon was the very last model to be built from the 3,300 examples produced, and it wears a Viper Red exterior colour.

Other than its super powerful engine, the Demon also comes with the front passenger seat, trunk carpet kit, custom Demon car cover, build sheet, and Demon Crate, which you won’t get in any regular Demon. The crate comes with additional parts like the front runner drag wheels, replacements powertrain control module, as well as Demon branded track tools.

And that is just half of the package. The 2017 Dodge Viper, on the other hand, has 645 horsepower that comes from its 8.4 liter V10 engine, sending power to the massive, 14 inch wide rear tires. Its body is made out of carbon fiber, and it includes more carbon fiber accents like black Alcantara leather seats, and exclusive authentication kit.

So how much do you think the pair would cost? Well, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 alone reached $1.65 million back in 2014. We wouldn’t be surprised if the pair reaches seven figures.

Press Release

Dodge//SRT Teams with Barrett-Jackson to Auction Last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 2017 Dodge Viper for Charity

Charity gets a mega-horsepower push this June as Dodge//SRT joins with Barrett-Jackson for a once-in-a-lifetime offer for any automotive enthusiast: "The Ultimate Last Chance" - the last unit of the limited-production, world record-setting 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the last 2017 Dodge Viper, the American hand-built supercar, auctioned as a pair. Details on the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon/Dodge Viper Barrett-Jackson auction lot can be found at DodgeGarage.com.

You read that right. The winning bidder takes home a combined 1,485 horsepower: The 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the industry’s first and only purpose-built, street-legal production drag car with the most powerful production V-8 engine and 20-plus industry-first, drag-performance features, leaving its mark as an undisputed muscle car legend; and the 645-hp Dodge Viper, America’s hand-built performance supercar with 8.4L V-10 engine, aerospace-grade, lightweight carbon fiber body, iconic side exhaust and massive 14-inch wide rear tires, leaving behind a 25-year legacy with more track records than any other production car. Both offered in exclusive Viper Red exterior color (production code LRN) as the last of their kind.

“An avid collector could search a lifetime to try to put two vehicles of this pedigree together and never find it, it’s that elusive,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA North America. “Pairing the last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the Dodge Viper production cars – two of America’s most sought-after vehicles – under the roof of Barrett-Jackson gives someone the ‘last’ chance to own this unique piece of automotive history, and Dodge//SRT the opportunity to raise money for a cause close to our hearts.”

Plans to auction the end-of-era Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Dodge Viper vehicles – “The Ultimate Last Chance” – were announced today during the Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach auction in Florida.

“We couldn’t be more excited to team up with Dodge for another significant sale,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Over the years, Barrett-Jackson has reached incredible milestones with Dodge, including the sale of a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (VIN 001) that raised $1.65 million at our 2014 Las Vegas Auction to benefit Opportunity Village Foundation. The sale of 'The Ultimate Last Chance' is a car collector’s dream and we are honored to partner with Dodge and support their philanthropic goals.”

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon rattled the windows with a debut at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, grabbing attention with its 840-hp rating, street-legal drag radial tires and record-setting performance, first front-wheel lift in a production car, certified by Guinness World Records and world’s fastest quarter-mile production car (9.65 seconds ET/140 mph), certified by the National Hot Rod Association.

Production of the Challenger SRT Demon is limited to one model year and a total of 3,300 units (3,000 U.S./300 Canada).

In addition to the Viper Red exterior color, the last production 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon includes:

Black interior with cloth/Alcantara leather seats
Front passenger seat
Rear seat delete
Trunk carpet kit
Custom Demon car cover
VIN instrument panel badge
Demon Authentication package (build sheets and Certicard)
Demon Crate, which includes narrow front-runner drag wheels, performance powertrain control module with high-octane engine calibration, replacement switch module with high-octane button and a set of Demon-branded track tools
The vehicles cross the block during the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction (June 20-23) at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. One hundred percent of proceeds from the sale go to the United Way.

“By giving both dollars and time, our employees provide a lot of ‘muscle’ to support United Way,” said Brian Harlow, Head of Manufacturing and United Way Chair for FCA US LLC. “To really kick this year’s United Way campaign into high gear, we are excited to offer up even more might with 'The Ultimate Last Chance' auction. Offering the last two of these iconic vehicles in a one-of-a-kind auction package will not only fulfill any car collector’s dreams, but also provide much needed support for those less fortunate.”

Production of American hand-built V-10-powered Dodge Viper concluded at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit in fall 2017. The last production 2017 Dodge Viper is styled in homage to the first-generation Dodge Viper RT/10 with its Viper Red exterior and black interior. The car (VIN ending in 731948) includes exterior carbon fiber accents, black Alcantara leather seats and an exclusive VIN instrument panel badge and authentication kit.

Dodge//SRT and Barrett-Jackson have collaborated before, with charity as the winner. A one-of-a-kind 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, VIN0001, raised $1.65 million for charity in 2014 — at the time more than any other car in Barrett-Jackson history.

Source: Dodge

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