Maintaining traction during an icy Norwegian winter should be interesting.
We often lament the fact that a lot of the best compact cars sold in the European market don't make it stateside. There's the Ford Focus, for instance, which was unceremoniously booted from the US. Honda's latest Fit is a huge improvement on the outgoing version but may never make it here, and Volkswagen decided to only sell high-performance versions of the Golf 8 here.
Conversely, we're hardly in short supply of hairy-chested muscle cars, and Europeans aren't quite as spoilt for choice in this area. That's why a Swedish enthusiast decided to go ahead with the brawniest engine swap ever, and it's also why we just stumbled upon a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon selling for the equivalent of - wait for it - $283,234 in Norway, based on current exchange rates.
Now don't get us wrong - the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is already a legend. Even the new Challenger SRT Super Stock isn't as violently quick as the Demon, but this price is over three times that of what the Demon was worth when brand new ($84,995 to be exact). The ad was posted on Norwegian Machinery and describes the Demon as being in mint condition with just 3,000 miles on the clock. It's also fitted with the Demon Crate package which unleashes an almighty 840 horses and software to run on high-octane gas.
It still doesn't quite answer the question of why this Demon is so pricey, though, but it all comes down to taxes. In the Scandinavian region, value-added tax and the purchase price combined works out to around half of the total cost.
That's without mentioning the CO2-related tax, which for something like the manic Demon, is likely to add a considerable sum to the cost. It's why electric vehicles are so popular there. Nevertheless, for whoever can afford it, this Demon will be an utterly exclusive sight - and sound - on Norwegian roads.
Besides the Demon Crate package, it's also sold with the Comfort Audio Group and the Vehicle Storage package. The all-black cabin has a Harman Kardon audio system and an Alcantara steering wheel; like the rest of this Dodge, it appears spotless.
As one of Tesla's most popular markets, we can't think of a better way to take on a Model S Performance in Norway than with this Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.