If you’re looking to snap a few photos of a huge star of The Fate of the Furious, which opens this weekend, you might want to make your way to the 2017 New York International Auto Show.
Amid all the buzz surrounding the latest installment of the billion-dollar Fast and Furious franchise, one thing that stands out is the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, unveiled at the show. And with the good reason.
The super beefed up Challenger packs a menacing 840 horsepower and has been officially certified as the fastest production car in the world, boasting a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.3 seconds.
In fact, the Demon, a nameplate Dodge resurrected from the ’70s, has already earned legendary status as the world’s first production car to lift the front wheels at launch and set the world record for longest wheelie from a standing start by a production car at 2.92 feet, certified by Guinness World Records.
Insane, right? But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, a phrase that feels appropriate for anyone who has seen the trailer. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon also turned in the world’s fastest production car quarter-mile with a time of 9.65 seconds and 140 miles per hour, certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)—which led to the NHRA banning it from their dragstrip competitions.
In other words, it’s the perfect ride for someone who live his life a quarter-mile at a time—and is almost as big of a star…