The 2023 Challenger will be the last one of its kind. The muscle car we knew so far will be discontinued soon after and the next generation will switch to massive electrification. So, it’s no wonder that all 2023 models come with the “Last Call” badge under the hood, as this is the last opportunity to get a proper muscle Challenger. That’s also the reason why many believed that the company could revive the 2023 Dodge Challenger Demon and offer it for the last time. However, that won’t happen, but that doesn’t mean that the final Challenger won’t be offered in several amazing variants.
Of course, we are talking about models powered by the Hellcat engine. There will be three versions of it and all three will be amazing in terms of power and performance. Compared to more basic Challengers, these versions come not only with powertrain upgrades but also with other mechanical upgrades that make them perform better.
2023 Dodge Challenger Demon Alternatives
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Dodge Challenger Demon won’t be revived but the company will offer three variants with the famous Hellcat engine. The base SRT Hellcat will come with the standard variant of the engine, with a max output of 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Compared to lower-grade Challengers, this model also comes with other mechanical and visual upgrades, such as six-piston Brembo front brakes, a heavy-duty differential, an open-air intake, three-mode adjustable Bilstein suspension, upgraded interior upholstery etc.
The next one is the Redeye version, which comes with a significant power increase. The 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 features 797 horsepower in this case, along with a couple of exclusive styling details. Both variants are available with the Widebody package, which brings upgrades like flared fenders, wider wheels and tires etc. Thanks to these upgrades, it looks cooler and also handles better.
The most powerful version of this engine puts out around 807 horsepower. It is available in Jailbreak and Super Stock versions. In both models, the Widebody package is part of the standard equipment. Additionally, the Super Stock also comes with all the necessary equipment for drag racing.
What About the R/T Scat Pack?
The final production year of the current Challenger will be offered in several other, more basic variants. One of them is the trim level called R/T Scat Pack. In our humble opinion, this is the sweet spot. It may not has 700+ horsepower but it has more power than you’ll ever need. We are talking about the legendary 6.4-liter HEMI engine, which puts out 485 horsepower. The acceleration is great, but you should also keep in mind that this is a naturally-aspirated engine, which sounds even better than the Hellcat.
Also, this version comes standard with lots of mechanical upgrades. Some of the things that come to mind are Brembo performance brakes, launch control, a high-performance suspension, and SRT drive modes. With this model, you can also opt for the Widebody package, which includes six-piston drilled and slotted Brembo front brakes, an adaptive damping suspension, and drag race radial tires.
When it comes to the rest of the lineup, base models will continue with a 3.6-liter V6. It puts out around 303 horsepower and already comes with lots of standard equipment. Some of the highlights are goodies like cloth upholstery, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, and a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay.
Above the base V6-powered model stands the R/T, which comes with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that puts out 375 horsepower.
2023 Dodge Challenger Demon Alternatives Pricing
Here is the complete pricing for the 2023 Challenger:
R/T Scat Pack: $48,440
R/T Scat Pack Widebody: $54,435
SRT Widebody: $75,340
SRT Redeye: $83,935
Redeye Widebody: $90,335
Super Stock: $93,335