For a very long time, Dodge has been one of the most exciting brands of Chrysler’s automotive groups. Some of the most iconic models wore Dodge’s badge and what’s common for all of them is that they were all pretty capable and pretty fast. We are talking about different models from different eras, which were always among leaders in their segments when it comes to speed and overall performance.
That’s why we have decided to make a shortlist of some of the fastest Dodge cars of all time. Keep in mind that this list included only stock models that were coming out directly from the factory lines.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
The last decade has brought some pretty crazy iterations of the current-generation Challenger and the peak was in 2018 when the company introduced a model called SRT Demon. This version featured an upgraded variant of the well-known 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 Hellcat engine, with a max output that went all away up to 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque. With such power figures and the optional $1 Demon Crate package, this Challenger hits 60 in just 2.1 seconds, while the out-of-this-world 9.65s quarter-mile time makes it even more impressive.
2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
Although bigger, heavier and more family-friendly than Challenger, the current-generation Charger also came in some brutal variants. One of them is the Hellcat Redeye Widebody version, which was introduced in 2021. Of course, it features a 6.2-liter Hellcat engine, tuned to 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque, which are sent to rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. As a result, this huge and heavy four-door sedan needs just 3.6 seconds to hit 60mpg, while the quarter-mile time goes around 10.6 seconds.
2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock
It may not be as fast as the Demon, but the Challenger SRT Super Stock is still one of the fastest muscle cars ever made. Of course, we are talking about the well-known Hellcat engine, which in this case puts out 807 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. That’s plenty enough to ensure a 0-60 sprint in about 3.2 seconds, as well as a standing quarter-mile in less than 10 seconds. The top speed is 211 mph.
1998 Dodge Viper GTS
The Viper is certainly one of the most iconic sports cars ever built in North America. It was offered in various versions, while one of the most prominent is definitely the GTS, introduced in 1998. That version featured a good-old 8.0-liter naturally-aspirated V10, with a max output of around 450 horsepower. This huge amount of power was sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox, which made the car even more desirable among enthusiasts. This version was able to hit 60 in about 4 seconds and a standing quarter mile in about 13.5 seconds.
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
The fourth generation of Dodges supercar was in production for just a couple of years but it left a huge mark in automotive history. One of the reasons is certainly the ACR version, which was introduced in 2008. Equipped with an 8.4-liter V10 engine, it was rated at 600 horsepower, which was enough to ensure 0-60 spring in just 3.4 seconds. The quarter-mile time was also impressive, with just 11.7 seconds. There was even faster, the ACR X version, with 640 horsepower, but that was a track-only model.
2017 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
The final version of Viper was produced between 2013 and 2017 and, of course, this version was also offered in the ACR variant, with a familiar 8.4-liter naturally-aspirated V10. This time, the max output was increased to 645 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. That amount of power ensured 0-60 time in just a little bit over 3 seconds, and a standing quarter-mile time of 11.5 seconds. Once again, the model was offered exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission.
1971 Dodge Challenger R/T SE 440 Six Pack
Logically, the fastest Dodge cars are from the last decade but things were as crazy in the golden era of muscle cars, during the ‘60s and ‘70s. Of course, the ’71 Challenger is one of the most memorable models, especially the R/T SE 440 Six Pack variant. That version featured the famous 440 Magnum V8 engine, with 7.2 liters in capacity and a max output of 395 horsepower. That was an impressive amount of power back in the day, so a 14-second standing quarter-mile time also seems out of this world. The car was very very quick back in the day, completing 0-60 times in just 5.5 seconds.
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
It’s hard to make a list like this without the iconic Charger Daytona. This vehicle was offered with two engines, either the aforementioned 440 Magnum or 426 Hemi V8. In both cases, performances were impressive, thanks to the max output of 390 and 425 hp, respectively. The car was dominating NASCAR and it was also super-fast on the straight line. It needed just 5.2 seconds to hit 60 mph and 13.7 seconds to complete a quarter-mile.
Bonus: 1968 Dodge Dart LO23
The previous models on the list were all stock cars, which came directly from the factory lines. However, it would be a real shame not to mention the legendary 1968 Dodge Dart, which was tuned by Hurst, with the goal to be a drag monster. The car used the aforementioned 426 Hemi V8 and while the official max output was rated at 425 horsepower, it was obvious that the max power was much higher. Some sources estimate around 540 horsepower. That was enough for Dart to complete a standing quarter-mile in just 11 seconds.