Dodge Demon Pricing, Wrangler Myths Busted, VW’s New Turbo: [News]

Dodge Demon
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is coming for your soul. [photo: FCA]


Today FCA released pricing on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Assuming no Dodge dealer price-gouges you (insert jokes here), the 3,300 Demon’s to be built for sale in the U.S. and Canada will list for $84,995 plus a $1,095 destination charge to total $86,090. With 840 hp and 770 lb-ft. of torque it’s currently the most power muscle car available.

Along with that price are a series of random options available for $1. Stuff such as the front passenger seat, rear seat, and carpet in the trunk are all one dollar each. The $6,140-worth of drag-strip ready upgrades known as the Demon Crate also costs $1. This includes a set of narrow front wheels, a high-octane engine calibration module, conical performance air filter, hydraulic floor jack, cordless impact wrench, torque wrench, and other tools.
Fortunately the V8 propelling this piece of ripping insanity is standard.

Several of the head-snapping stats Dodge shared with this news:

  • According to NHRA certification, the Demon is the fastest quarter-mile production car in the world with a top speed of 140 mph.
  • Takes the mantle as the world’s fastest 0-60 production vehicle at 2.3 seconds.
  • Highest g-force acceleration of any production car at 1.8 g’s.
  • And so you don’t kill yourself, each buyer of a Challenger Demon gets a one-day session at Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving outside Phoenix, Arizona.

Check out TFLcar’s Andre Smirnov’s walk around of the Demon at its media preview earlier this year.

Jeep Wrangler JK Myths Busted

Spend enough time deep inside the world of Jeep Wrangler fans and you’ll find a lot of haters. TFLcar’s Roman, Tommy, and Charlotte set out to dispel three of the big myths that keep coming up again and again by showing us, on the trail, the reality. So what are those myths? Click on the video and find out.

VW’s new 2.0-liter Turbo

2018 vw tiguan crossover
The all-new 2018 Tiguan gets an all-new engine. [photo: VW]
Volkswagen’s been popping its sporty little four-cylinder turbos in GTIs, Golfs, Jettas, and Tiguans for years. This year, the all-new Tiguan crossover — now with a 3-row option — will feature the next iteration of VW’s bread-and-butter power plant, a 2.0-liter that is more efficient yet delivers 20 percent more torque and peak power at 400 rpm’s sooner than the 1.8-liter turbo available in Golfs and Jettas.


  • Max Horsepower: 184 @ 4,400 rpm
  • Max Torque: 221 lb-ft. starting at 1,600 rpm
  • EPA fuel economy: Unavailable

Check out TFLcar’s Nathan’s video look at the 2018 VW Tiguan at the Detroit Auto Show below: