The Dodge Demon represents an unprecedented advancement in American muscle vehicles.
It easily outran the quickest SRT Hellcats and Shelby GT500s, bringing stratospheric drag strip performance to a road-going Challenger.
The screamin', beastly Dodge Demon and its box, however, were swiftly disallowed from formal competition by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA),
and remained there until recently. Here is some information on the Dodge halo car's removal from the drag strip.
Why did the NHRA ban the Dodge Demon?
The SRT Demon was prohibited by the NHRA for being too fast.
You did read that correctly. According to the NHRA, any street car competing in races needs a specific competition licence and, if it is going too fast, a roll cage.
Vehicles that sprint the quarter mile quicker than 10 seconds or reach a trap speed of 135 mph or more were formerly prohibited by the NHRA.
At the time of its debut, the Dodge Demon, incidentally, was the ICE road vehicle with the quickest acceleration in the world.
The quarter-mile time was 9.65 seconds, while the trap speed was 140 mph.
The NHRA consequently prohibited it, and Dodge's following publicity statement disregarded the prohibition.
According to Jalopnik, the manufacturer said that the Dodge Demon was "too quick for the drag strip."
Is the Dodge Demon still banned on the track?
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