The 2018 Dodge Demon is out of production, but Barrett-Jackson had four Demons up for sale at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut at the end of June. There are four of just 3,300 Dodge Demons in the world and they sold for a combined total of $561,000 at the Northeast 2019 collector car auction.
The Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2019 collector car auction reached its final day today. The event was scheduled for June 26-29 at Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Connecticut and is now over. We noticed a devilish trend in the lots. No less than four examples of the 2018 Dodge Demon hit the block on Saturday, selling for a combined total of $561,000 including buyer commissions.
The four horsemen of the carpocalypse
The set of Demons that went up for sale came in various colors and were for the most part brand new. The lowest-mileage example had five miles on the clock. It came equipped with rear seats, which along with the Demon’s passenger seat, were $1 factory options. The listing described the paint Octane Red with a black interior, but we think this was a mistake. It looks more like TorRed, since Octane Red is a darker purplish-red. This was the cheapest Demon of the group, selling for $132,000.
The next lowest-mile Dodge Demon was in fact painted Octane Red with a black interior. Demon #2,999 had just seven miles and featured a matte black hood, Customer Preferred Package (added comfort and convenience) and rear seats. This Demon commanded the highest price of all, and the buyer took it home for $145,200.
The next Demon amped up the sinister factor with its Pitch Black paint and rare Demonic Red interior. It had eight original miles and came with Dodge’s “Authenticity Package,” which likely consisted of a signed certificate of authenticity from the factory. The hammer came down at $140,800.
The highest-mileage Demon on offer came in Destroyer Gray on black, with the odometer reading 342. The listing stated it was signed by “three lead members of the Demon Development Team — Lead Project Manager, Lead Chassis Engineer and Lead Engine Engineer.” This car came with the Black Satin Graphics Package and passenger and rear seat options. Despite the greater mileage, this one went for a solid $143,000.
All of the above Demons came with the banana-yellow splitter guards, which do exactly that. These lengths of plastic help protect the lower edge of the splitter while the car is transported to the dealership. The splitter guards have created controversy in the car world, with groups rising to berate the practice of leaving them on the car.No less than four examples of the 2018 Dodge Demon hit the block today, selling for a combined total of $561,000
Each Dodge Demon that went up for auction at Mohegan Sun also came with the Demon Crate, yet another $1 factory option. The Crate comes with everything you need to unlock the Demon’s full potential for the track. It’s packed with skinny front wheels and tires, conical performance air filter, extra valve stems, passenger mirror block-off plate, replacement instrument panel switch with high-octane button, and performance powertrain control module (PCM) with high-octane engine calibration. You’ll need this last element to coax all 840 horses from the Demon’s motor.
The Crate also includes Snap-On tools to set up your Demon once you get to the track. You get a hydraulic floor jack, cordless impact wrench with charger, torque wrench, tire pressure gauge, fender cover, and tool bag. It even comes with a foam liner for your trunk to hold the skinny wheels and tools.
Today’s auction was a good opportunity to scoop up the fastest quarter-mile production car in the world. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (its full name) is the most powerful muscle car ever produced. Its 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Demon V-8 engine produces 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
To get the full potential of the engine, you need to run on 100-octane fuel or higher. Dodge cites the quarter mile time as 9.65 seconds at 140 miles per hour, as certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). The Demon’s top speed is limited to 168 mph but it can be pushed much higher using the Demon Crate. It hit 211 mph at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds in Florida. You can check out a video of that run here.
The Demon will hit 60 mph from a standstill in 2.3 seconds. It is the first production car to have its front wheels lift off the ground during launch. Guinness World Records certified the height at 2.92 feet. Dodge was clearly proud of this effect, as the car was displayed in this position at auto shows and events. We snapped some photos of this setup at the 2017 New York International Auto Show:
Dodge built just 3,300 Demons for one model year. As FCA boss Tim Kuniskis told Allpar last year, “2018 only, one-and-done. The people who sit back and wait for next year are going to miss out.”
The Demon’s MSRP when it was new was $84,995, but the usual dealer markups were inevitable.
The lighter side of evil
Dodge auctioned the final Demon for charity last year, which came paired with a 2017 Dodge Viper. These were both the last production vehicles of their kind to leave the factory, and received matching Viper Red paint jobs. The duo sold for $1 million dollars, with all proceeds going to the United Way charity:
— Dodge (@Dodge) June 23, 2018
Update notes: Added the final sale prices for each of the Dodge Demons.