The "Demon Lite" has no trouble hitting high-triple-digits given enough runway.
While it's not quite the 840-horsepower SRT Demon, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the next-best thing, serving up as many as 797 all-American horses on pump gas, with a reinforced ZF eight-speed auto, Torque Reserve, an SRT Power Chiller, After-Run Chiller, and a track-tuned suspension. It's the "Demon Lite," if you will, delivering most of the same specialized high-performance equipment and nearly the same level of performance, just without the Demon badge.
That means it's more than a match for the vast majority of mass-produced cars when it comes to straight-line speed, and we've got the video to back that up.
Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds just published a video showing a stock 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye attacking the standing mile at a runway on Merritt Island, Florida. Despite a pretty casual, drama-free start, the Redeye managed to hit 177 mph from a standstill over the one-mile runway - something the Demon literally can't match due to its electronically limited 168-mph top speed.
Given enough room, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye will hit a drag-limited top speed of 191 mph before it runs out of steam, but it would need a bit more time to get there.
This actually isn't even the first time Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds has posted video from a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye standing mile speed test; back in April, the channel posted onboard video of a standing-mile run in a white Redeye, which hit 174 mph on the same Merritt Island runway in similar conditions.
Of course, it's not just Redeyes that the guys at Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds test, but all sorts of exotic, high-powered performance cars, from the Lamborghini Aventador to the Porsche 918 Spyder. What we really want to see now is the new Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang. With 760 horsepower, slightly less weight than the Redeye, and a more aerodynamic-looking shape, we'd be curious to see how it stacks up.