A 757 Horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Would Be Really Disappointing

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There is a rumor floating around that the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will make a measly 757 horsepower. If this is true, this would be a huge letdown given the amount of hype Dodge has been generating for this car.

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Today Dodge played the game of WHAT’S IN THE BOX? And released the fourth video in a series of trailers meant to slowly fuel the hype fire on the new Demon. This one is called “crate.”

Our friends at Road and Track noticed to a personalized plate attached to the crate and the serial number that reads “0757” and they came up with a compelling theory as to why the Demon will be cranking out 757 hp.

R&T says that Dodge did this sort of thing before the official announcement on the Hellcat. They had dropped the clue of a Sirius/XM radio station reading ‘70s on 7, which lined up with the Hellcat’s 707 horsepower.

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We have heard rumors of Demon output ranging from 800-900 horsepower, which would line up with the level of madness expected from Dodge at this point. The Hellcat blew our minds! A slightly faster Hellcat isn’t about to. But it looks like Road and Track is onto something, though it’d be lame if it’s what’s going on here.

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If Dodge thinks that they can charge a lot more for a Hellcat with 50 extra horsepower, three fewer seats and some track pack accessories, they are going to have a lot of disappointed MOPAR fans.

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