So for example you are an proprietor of a Dodge Challenger Demon 170. You simply purchased the final word manufacturing unit Challenger with upgraded supercharger, engine and driveline, and it makes greater than 1,000 horsepower on E85 ethanol. However you need to go even quicker, what do you do? Effectively, Hennessey Efficiency is planning to have a 1,700-horsepower answer, although it arguably will not be a Demon anymore.
You see, whereas Hennessey sometimes upgrades factory powertrains, the corporate will probably be taking a unique strategy to the Demon 170. It is going to as an alternative take away the engine, transmission and driveshaft, and substitute its personal tackle an upgraded V8 (particulars on the block, internals and extra have not been revealed but) and drivetrain. That V8 can even get a pair of Precision 7675 turbochargers. Hennessey expects to make 1,700 horsepower on E85 ethanol, and have the ability to do the quarter-mile in beneath 8 seconds at round 175 mph. That is round a full second and 25 mph quicker than the usual Demon 170.
What occurs to the unique drivetrain that Dodge gave the Demon? Effectively, the proprietor will get to maintain all of it, so it may be simply put again in if desired and/or to keep up the collector worth. So you continue to kind of have an unique Demon 170, but additionally a means quicker one.
With that mentioned, whereas the Demon 170 is not simply the supercharged tremendous Hemi – it does have styling and suspension adjustments to deal with the facility – it’s sort of the center and soul of that automotive. To an extent, if you wish to do that degree of modification, wouldn’t it make extra sense to start out with a extra frequent and primary Challenger?
However we do not have the cash to personal a Demon 170, not to mention Hennessey’s Demon 1700, in order that’s lower than us. And certainly there are a number of individuals on the market that like the concept of getting much more highly effective Demons. The corporate is relying on 12 patrons liking the concept, since that is all they’re going to be constructing. They will be dealt with by a brand new division on the firm referred to as Hennessey Particular Operations that can construct low-production particular fashions (15 to twenty), versus the remainder of Hennessey that apparently builds greater than 500 automobiles a 12 months.
The conversion will price $200,000, and the proprietor should provide the automotive. Precise timing on deliveries hasn’t been given. Based on the announcement video, Hennessey solely just lately received its personal Demon 170, so it is doubtless nonetheless doing a little growth work. Actually, the photographs on this publish are of the as-yet unmodified automobile. However patrons can contact Hennessey about ordering one proper now.