Dodge Demon Sets World Record
If you’re going to do one thing, do it well — REALLY well.
Enthusiasts who have leveled criticism at the Dodge Demon tend to pull from the same bucket of arguments. Most of those arguments revolve around the weight of the car, its handling capabilities, and, more comprehensively, that it’s only good at going fast in a straight line.
The thing is, it’s remarkably good at going fast in a straight line. And as this YouTube video from Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds shows, it might, in fact, be the absolute best at it.
On a 2.3 mile run at the aforementioned Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, the 2018 Dodge Demon was timed at an absolutely blistering 203 miles per hour. That run was good enough to set a new world record for the 2.3 mile format.
Inside the car, we’re treated to a perfect launch, followed by a steady climb all the way to 200 miles per hour and beyond. It’s staggering how little time it takes to get there. For something that allegedly weighs as much as a freight train, it sure pulls like one.
The total run time of the video is just 1 minute 35 seconds, but if you cut out the intro and the end of the video after they pass the trap, you’ll be shocked to discover that the entire run took 59 seconds. That’s right: from a standing start, the Dodge Demon ate up 2.3 miles of asphalt in under one minute.
Watching the in-car video, it did it with much more composure and grace than one might expect from a muscle car. That’s especially shocking for an 800-plus horsepower muscle car known to pull the front tires off the ground even in stock form.
Maybe we’ve been wrong about the Demon this entire time. It’s not a car, it’s a space shuttle. Elon Musk better watch his back — his Tesla Roadster might get passed on its way to Mars.