This Dodge Demon was never going to set any quarter-mile times, but it still looks dramatic.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been out of production since 2018 and has since been replaced with the Challenger SRT Hellcat Super Stock, but it's still a force to be reckoned with on the drag strip. When it debuted, Dodge claimed the Demon could conquer the quarter-mile in just 9.65 seconds when using drag radial tires, making it the quickest production car in the world at the time.
With drag radials fitted, 0-60 mph takes just 2.3 seconds when the muscle car is running on high-octane racing fuel. In a new video, we get to see what happens when you try to go drag racing in a Demon fitted with street-spec wheels and tires.
Ahead of the run, the Demon's drag racing wheels and tires were replaced with a set of 24-inch Corleone Forged wheels that look like they belong on a hi-riser and took it to the drag strip to "do some big rim racing." Finished in red matching the car's livery, the enormous wheels make the Demon look even more dramatic.
Clearly, this Demon was never going to set any quarter-mile records on massive 24-inch wheels and low-profile tires. This doesn't mean it's all show and no go, however. With 840 horsepower being sent to the rear wheels, the modified Demon produces an impressive burnout and looks like it set a respectable time all things considered, despite suffering some wheel slip.
Unfortunately, we'll never know because the video fails to mention how fast it completed the quarter-mile. Demonology says there's a "learning curve" to driving the Demon on the drag strip with 24-inch wheels and plans to fit new tires to prevent the wheel slip. It will be interesting to see how close they can match the stock drag-racing Demon's quarter-mile time.
This isn't the first time Demonology has modified the Dodge Demon. Thanks to a nitrous oxide upgrade, Demonology managed to set a quarter-mile time of 8.78 seconds in the Demon back in May.