Dodge Offers Demon Owners Optional Tires That Can Actually Handle Rain

Dodge Challenger SRT Demons begin delivery to dealerships starting today.

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The first batch of Dodge Challenger SRT Demons is headed to dealerships starting today. If you're one of the 3000 U.S. or 300 Canadian buyers who successfully placed your order, congratulations—your 840-horsepower, 9.54-second factory drag racer is on its way. And Dodge is offering some nifty new option packages to spice up your ride even more.

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The Demon's entire story revolves around its tires: 315-width Nitto NT05R drag radials at all four corners. The huge, dragstrip-optimized tires are technically street legal, but barely—Dodge makes Demon owners sign a waiver swearing that they will absolutely not, under any circumstances, drive on their Nitto tires in temperatures colder than 15 degrees F. The sticky tires, with their bare-minimum treads, are designed for warm, smooth pavement, not rain or cold weather.

So Dodge announced today that it's offering a Street Tire Package for "extended on-road driving." The late-availability option gives Demon owners a set of four 20x11-inch Devil's Rim wheels wrapped in Pirelli 305/35 P-Zero tires—the same rolling stock found on the Challenger Hellcat Widebody.

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Other options abound. For $1, Demon owners can get a Demon Authentication Package, with all 12 factory build sheets in a hermetically-sealed sleeve, a carbon-fiber certification card engraved with the owner's name and the car's VIN, and a portfolio to safely stash away all this documentation until 2070 when it's time to sell your zero-mile Demon at Barrett-Jackson. Likewise, a $695 satin car cover to match the color of your Demon, embroidered with your name over the driver's door, will protect your appreciating asset.

There's also a new Demon-branded VBOX Video HD2 data-logging system, personalized with each owner's name and Demon VIN, capable of recording every piece of data you'd want to analyze your drag strip performance.

Dodge will also offer a rear-seat delete package, with a cargo tray and closeout panels to cover up the seat and seatbelt mounts, for those who changed their minds after ordering the $1 optional rear seat. And of course, there's the well-known Demon Crate (full of Mopar goodies to unlock the car's full 840-horsepower race-gas potential) and the Speedlogix four-point harness bar.

If you're about to take delivery of your Demon, congratulations! And may we advise you: Skip the authentication package and the car cover and go out there and drive the wheels off the thing.

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