Motor1 Spots New Demon Filming in Detroit for The Grand Tour
Former Top Gear hosts tested three of America’s hottest muscle cars in Motor City, including the new Demon.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will soon be pitted head-to-head with the Hennessey Exorcist Camaro and the Ford Mustang RTR on the streets of Detroit in an upcoming episode of The Grand Tour. Fortunately, the crew at Motor1 was able to capture the hosts playing on a closed Detroit street the video above for us all to enjoy until this episode airs on Amazon.
Fans of the show in Metro Detroit were on the hunt for the three Brits after the picture below was shared in May on Jeremy Clarkson’s Instagram account, followed by pictures of the Exorcist and the Demon doing massive burnouts.
The Grand Tour
If you are not familiar with The Grand Tour, it is hosted by the same three guys who hosted the original British show Top Gear, until Jeremy Clarkson punched a producer because he couldn’t get a decent dinner. BBC quickly fired Clarkson, spurring both Richard Hammond and James May to leave as well. A short time later, the three landed on Amazon television with a new show that is relatively similar to Top Gear.
In The Grand Tour, Clarkson, Hammond and May routinely compare three similar vehicles to each other and based on what we have seen on social media – the new Dodge Demon will be the subject of an upcoming episode.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque and right now, there is no American production car that comes anywhere close to those numbers. Because of that, there is no Camaro or Mustang from the automakers that can challenge the Demon, so The Grand Tour turned to the aftermarket.
The Hennessey Exorcist Camaro is built by Hennessey Performance and it offers 1000 horsepower and 883 lb-ft of torque, with a price tag of roughly $120,000.
The Ford Mustang RTR is built by Vaughn Gittin Jr’s Ready To Rock Vehicles lineup and while we don’t have the exact numbers, we know that this supercharged pony car packs more than 700 horsepower.
It might seem odd that the factory-built Demon is being compared to a pair of aftermarket tuner cars, but with Chevy and Ford making no real attempt to battle the Demon – shows like The Grand Tour are forced to turn to aftermarket companies for a fast Camaro and Mustang.