It looks like eBay flippers and Barrett-Jackson hopefuls played their cards right.
When the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was released, enthusiasts knew it was a special car. And Dodge is going to ensure that it car remains that way.
A recent report from Allpar.com has Dodge president Tim Kuniskis confirming that the high-powered Demon will not return following the 2018 model year.
As Kuniskis said in the interview, the Demon is a “2018 only, one-and-done. The people who sit back and wait for next year are going to miss out.”
It’s not like this news wasn’t expected, though, since each Demon buyer received a letter stating “congratulations on being one of only 3,300 passionate performance enthusiasts to own a piece of automotive history.” What it does show is that despite the popularity of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the automaker is sticking to its guns to stay loyal to its buyers and stay out of any potential legal problems.
If Dodge were to bring back the Demon for 2019, it could open the door for lawsuits since more cars production would diminish its exclusivity and collectability. That doesn’t mean that aspects of the Demon won’t carry on down the line (such as the SRT Widebody). Allpar goes on to say that some of the components could be factored into the next-gen Challenger, which is expected out in the next three or four years.
Of course, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is special with its 840 horsepower output and its ability to pull a wheelstand. Collectors have been snatching them up and while some have been trying to make a quick buck on eBay, you can guarantee that some very low-mileage examples will show up at auctions in coming years.
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