FCA begins shipping Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The world now waits to see if all 3,300 units make it home from the dealer without incident.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has begun shipping its first batch of Dodge Challenger SRT Demon customer cars to dealers.

Billed as the industry's first purpose-built, street-legal production drag car, the Demon boasts 840 horsepower and a zero-to-60 mph time of just 2.3 seconds.

Owners may be tempted to verify FCA's claim of the "first-ever production car to achieve a front-wheel lift" on the way home from the dealer. The automaker has attempted to cover its bases with a thorough release form, however.

For buyers who opted not to add all-season tires to the purchase, the Demon's Nitto NT05R tires are said to be particularly dangerous in temperatures below 15 degrees -- just in time for a blast of arctic cold sweeping into the Midwest and Northeast.

Demon pricing starts at $86,090 (including freight, gas-guzzler tax). A wide range of add-ons carries the symbolic price of a single dollar including a passenger seat, crate full of tools and authentication package.

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