In preparation for the age of the electric vehicle, Dodge's final gas-powered muscle car left some hefty tread on the road.
The 2023 Challenger SRT Demon 170 will have a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that produces 1,025 horsepower, making it the fastest production vehicle ever built, according to the carmaker.
Stellantis, a company created in 2021 by the union of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot of France, claims it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in a terrifying 1.66 seconds, outpacing even Tesla and Lucid's electric supercars.
The last of the rumbling automobiles, which for decades were a staple of American culture on Saturday night excursions across the nation, are what the performance brand from Stellantis is referring to.
By the end of this year, Stellantis will no longer produce gas-powered versions of the Dodge Challenger, Charger, and Chrysler 300 large sedan due to tighter government fuel-economy standards and a quickening transition to electric cars in the battle against climate change.
From the next year, the Canadian facility that produces all three vehicles will be retooled to produce electric versions of bigger vehicles.
The future of all three cars has not been confirmed by Stellantis, although the company did display a Charger Daytona SRT electric concept muscle car back in August.
Although he will miss the classic muscle, Tim Kuniskis, CEO of the Dodge brand and the unofficial spokesperson for America's gas-powered rubber-burners, expressed excitement about creating electric performance cars.
Stellantis claims that the automobile will be the first mass-produced vehicle to complete a quarter-mile (0.40 kilometres) in less than nine seconds, precisely in 8.91.
It reaches a speed of little over 151 mph to achieve that (243 kilometres per hour). How much ethanol is included in the gasoline affects horsepower and speed.
Even if it barely gets 13 city and 21 highway miles per gallon, it's unlikely that anyone buying one will give a damn even while the globe contends with climate change.