FCA made it very clear last year when it launched the industry’s first and only purpose-built, street-legal production drag car (capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in just 2.3 seconds): production would be limited to 3,300 units and a single model year.
Well, the end of the run came yesterday when the last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon rolled off the line at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Ontario.
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The car will now travel to an upfit centre for its final stages of assembly, which includes adding a hand-painted exclusive Viper Red exterior colour, 18-inch aluminum wheels, 18-inch Demon drag radial tires, Demon vehicle badging and a one-of-a-kind VIN instrument panel badge.
Demon auctioned for a divine cause
As previously reported, here’s probably the more interesting part: the final Dodge Challenger SRT Demon AND the last 2017 Dodge Viper will be auctioned as a pair in “The Ultimate Last Chance” end-of-an-era offer at the June 20-23 Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction held at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut.
It will likely top Barrett-Jackson’s sale of a one-of-a-kind 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in 2014, which raised $1.65 million for charity. By the way, all of the proceeds will go to the United Way.
If you do the quick math, the winning bidder will take home a combined 1,485 horsepower, including 840 from the most powerful production V8 engine in history and 645 courtesy of the Viper’s 8.4L V10 engine.
Surely you remember that the hand-built American supercar bowed out at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit in August 2017 with an homage to the first-generation Viper RT/10 (Viper Red exterior and black interior).
For more details on the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon/Dodge Viper Barrett-Jackson auction lot, you can go to DodgeGarage.com.