AP: Dodge unveils last super-fast gasoline muscle car

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Dodge’s final gas-powered muscle car, the 2023 Challenger SRT Demon 170, is going out with a bang, promising thunderous roars, screeching tires, and lightning-fast acceleration, the Associated Press is reporting.

Featuring a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, the Demon will unleash 1,025 horsepower, making it the fastest production car ever made, according to the automaker. It can reach 0-60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in a mind-boggling 1.66 seconds, outpacing even electric supercars from Tesla and Lucid.

This is the last of the legendary, rumbling muscle cars that have been a staple of American culture for decades, as Stellantis, created in 2021 by merging Fiat Chrysler and France’s PSA Peugeot, will no longer produce gas versions of the Dodge Challenger and Charger, as well as the Chrysler 300 big sedan, due to tighter government fuel-economy regulations and the accelerating shift towards electric vehicles in the fight against climate change.

Written by staff