Dodge making Demon buyers sign release formby Ronan Glon
\"Your family can\'t sue us if the Demon kills you\" is the general idea.
As a street-legal dragster, the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon isn't for novice drivers. Parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is covering all of its legal bases by making buyers sign a release form.
Obtained by Jalopnik, the paperwork contains dozens of warning messages that buyers need to initial. Notably, it points out the Nitto NT05R tires aren't for highway driving, shouldn't be used when the temperature dips below 15 degrees Fahrenheit, and increase the risk of hydroplaning in wet weather. They should be regularly inspected for cracks, too.
Owners who don't order the optional passenger seat can't add one later on for safety reasons, according to FCA. And, the track-only features shouldn't be tested on public roads.
"Customer hereby assumes all risk associated with the vehicle and waves any and all claims against FCA US LLC and/or dealer," concludes the document. In other words, "your family can't sue us if the Demon kills you."
The release form might not be overkill. Limited to just 3,000 examples for the 2018 model year, the Demon is an 840-horsepower version of the Challenger with impressive performance credentials. It blasts from zero to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds, performs the quarter-mile sprint in 9.6 seconds, and it can pop a wheelie at launch.
Pricing starts at $86,090 once a $1,700 gas-guzzler tax and a $1,095 destination charge are factored in.