We reached out to Dodge do find out how many Demons have left the plant, and a spokeswoman told us that only a few dozen cars started shipping today, and the ramp-up is slow. She also wrote: "Shipping is dependent on options—late availability colors and level of up-fit necessary (for example, the matte black graphics package is hand-painted after the vehicle leaves the plant)."
Every Demon comes with a leather-bound track tech manual written by the editors of Hot Rod magazine. The book explains the technical components of the Demon and tells owners how to set-up their cars for the dragstrip.
The options start with the Demon Authentication Package, at the low, low price of $1. It includes a carbon-fiber "Certicard," plus 12 build sheets that detail the build process of that car. These sheets are sealed and placed in a portfolio.
We already know about the Demon Crate, which includes the parts needed to unleash the Demon's full 840 horsepower. These consist of a performance powertrain control module with high-octane engine calibration, a replacement switch module with a high-octane button, a conical performance air filter, a passenger mirror block-off plate, and the narrow front-runner drag wheels. It also gets tools, including a hydraulic floor jack with carrying bag, a cordless impact wrench with charger, a torque wrench with extension and socket, a tire-pressure gauge, a fender cover, and a tool bag. The Demon Crate also costs $1, and it is personalized with the buyer’s name, the car's VIN, and an individual serial number.
For $695, buyers can choose a custom car cover in the color of their car that is embroidered with their name above the driver's door. Dodge calls it a satin stretch cover and says it is meant for use indoors, i.e. in a garage.
Dodge has partnered with RaceLogic to offer the Demon VBOX Video HD2 data logger and in-car camera system for an MSRP of $3,680. The VBOX can capture video and track the following:
Drivers can use this information to improve their runs and lower their elapsed times. The VBOX is customized with the buyer's name, the car's VIN and serial number on a metal ID badge, and it comes in a black carrying case.
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Those who intend to drag their Demons are better served by a four-point harness. For them, Dodge has partnered with Speedlogix to offer a four-point harness bar (you'll have to buy the actual harness separately) for $1,299.88. This bar drops right in place and bolts in provided the rear seat is not in place.
Finally, two packages are coming later. The Rear-seat Delete Package is an accessory offered through Mopar, and it is for buyers who chose to add the $1 rear seat. It allows those buyers to take out the seat when they go to the track, and it includes a seatback closeout panel, a Demon seatback panel bezel, a lower seat tray with cargo net, seat belt delete C-pillar covers, and a rear packaging shelf to cover the tether holes.
Also coming later is the Demon Street Tire Package, which protects those sticky, track-oriented Nitto tires from wear for those who want to drive their cars for longer distances. Another Mopar item, it includes four forged aluminum 20x11-inch Devil’s Rim wheels (the stock wheels from the Hellcat Widebody) mounted on Pirelli P Zero all season 305/35ZR20 tires. They come mounted and balanced and have tire-pressure monitoring sensors. Pricing for this package will be announced later.