The automaker revealed on Tuesday that the highly publicized new Dodge Demon will start at $86,090, which of course includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax and $1,095 destination charge. Dodge plans to produce 3,000 Demons for the U.S. market, and 300 for Canada.
To be sure, what is a sub $100,000 race car offers up some good bang for the buck. The Demon has a mind-blowing 840 horsepower that allegedly rockets the car from 0 to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds. Quarter mile time is a reported 9.65 seconds.
The Demon is the first-ever factory production auto with street legal drag tires. As a result of the extra wide treads, the Demon sports some aggressive-looking side fenders.
Meanwhile, the Demon weighs about 215 pounds less than a 707hp Dodge Hellcat. To cut the weight, Dodge has removed the passenger front seat and rear bench seat. It also boasts a massive new hood scoop that supports what Dodge calls a "forced induction" system. The car also has a dedicated drag race driving mode.
To round out the fun is the Demon Crate, a special equipment pack that turns the car from a regular street ride into to an all-out drag-strip demolisher. The crate will boast 18 parts that set the car up for the drag strip, including performance parts, track tools, spare wheels and something it calls the "Demon Track Pack System."