Shelby’s Super Snake Mustang VS Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Photo credit: Shelby American, Dodge
Not many vehicles come with an engine that produces over 800 horsepower. Then again, not every vehicle is a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. It seems that the Shelby team couldn’t resist coming up with their own 800+ horsepower vehicle, but how does it stack up to Dodge’s fastest muscle vehicle? We’ll take a closer look at the 2018-2019 Shelby Super Snake that attempts to challenge the Challenger SRT Demon.
A New Challenger
The 2018-19 Shelby Super Snake is available with an 800 horsepower engine, something to keep in mind as it does not come stock as the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon does. Keep in mind, when comparing anything with these two ridiculously fast vehicles, what matters most is performance, speed and comfort. No one is buying either of these vehicles for their gas mileage or cargo space. The exact MPG for the Shelby Super Snake has not been announced, but the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon gets 10 city and 18 highway MPG.
One of the important measures for speed is the 0-60 mph test. Who wins in this race? While definitely a burner of a vehicle, the Ford Mustang Shelby Super Snake gets smoked in any race competing against the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. That’s because the Challenger SRT Demon goes from 0-60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, while the Shelby Super Snake accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds (1.2 seconds slower).
There’s No Substitute For Innovation
So you know, the 2018-19 Shelby Super Snake is slower off the line. This might come as a surprise to those that doubt the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. (That’s not you, is it?)
Ford’s supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 710-horsepower in the Shelby Super Snake. By comparison, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon provides a 840-horsepower, 770 lb-ft of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 HEMI engine. This kind of innovation was the goal to push the envelope back further than Dodge ever had. Not even the 707-horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat can compete with the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which is the world’s fastest quarter-mile production car (completes a quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds). That’s a truly remarkable time for any vehicle to hit.
“Sometimes you need to ignore the data, disregard the focus groups, and build a car that can define itself,” says Dodge President Tim Kuniskis. “A lot of halos don’t have the greatest business cases.” In the case of a halo, the Dodge Demon comes with horns and a tail as the powerful muscle vehicle roars past the competition. While the Challenger Hellcats started the theme of these otherworldly fast vehicles starting in 2015, the stakes were raised even higher with the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
The team at Shelby tried to follow the same thought process, but missed the mark. While they share similarities, both vehicles carry Brembo brakes, they couldn’t be further apart when it comes to what is logical. The 2018-2019 Shelby Super Snake costs almost $30,000 more and won’t win any race against the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
See For Yourself the Power and Performance of the Dodge Demon
Visit us at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to experience with your own eyes and ears, the remarkable growl provided by the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. We are ready to help you with any purchase for this one of a kind Dodge vehicle. And since the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was a limited production build, there are not many available. This is your chance at owning a piece of history before it’s gone.
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