With the introduction of the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon, it begs the question: aftermarket or factory performance? Vengeance Racing is making a case for the latter after their 1,100 horsepower 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 clocked a 9.58-second quarter-mile time.
For some context, compared to the factory 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, that’s 260 more hp and a 0.07-second quicker quarter-mile time. Vengeance Racing says the 2017 Camaro ZL1 likely had a couple more tenths left in it but ran out of time at the dragstrip during this outing.
So, what’s under the hood? Much of the performance comes from a Procharger F-1A-94 Supercharger, but an LME billet intake manifold, ported LT4 cylinder heads, custom camshaft, Kooks Performance headers and an AlkyControl methanol injection system certainly help. The car is also equipped with General Motors’ 10-speed automatic from the factory and Mickey Thompson drag radial tires help push the power to the pavement.
In total, 1,047 horsepower is sent to the rear wheels and 784 pound-feet of torque is available when running racing fuel. We hear you, Vengenace Racing, loud and clear—the Challenger Demon has something to look out for.