New York - Lock the doors and hide the women and children. After a drawn-out teaser campaign Dodge has finally unveiled its Challenger SRT Demon – a fire-breathing, wheelie-popping muscle car with astonishing performance figures.
With 626kW and 1044Nm of fire and brimstone, this is the most powerful street-legal muscle car yet produced, and the American coupé leaves bulls and prancing horses (Lamborghinis and Ferraris, in case you hadn't clicked) in its dust.
The car, which is being unveiled to the world at this week's New York International Automotive show, is a big bag of superlatives.
The heart of the beast is a 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V8 with 14.5 psi boost pressure and a 6 500 rev limit, with an Air-Grabber induction system comprising the largest functional hood scoop of any production car. All hell breaks loose when all that power's fired to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic 'box.
Assisted by a TransBrake (a form of launch control that allows the engine revs to build up before a standing start) and super-wide 315/40R18 Nitto street-legal drag radial tyres, the Demon is the world’s fastest 0-60mph (0-96km/h) production car with a time of 2.3 seconds, which means it should hit the 100km/h mark in around 2.5 seconds.