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Grab the last SpeedKore Carbon Fiber Demon for a cool $170K
Have you ever looked at the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and thought, “Yeah, but perhaps it could stand to lose a freighter anchor’s-worth of weight”? Then, ignoring the cumbersome iron block of the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi under the hood, you perhaps eyed the front quarter-panel and wondered why in the world this wasn’t carbon fiber? If so, you’ll like the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Carbon Fiber Edition by Speedkore.
Though the previously described thought process is, er, ridiculous, it’s not uncharted waters. SpeedKore, in Grafton, Wisconsin, specializes in carbon-fiber composite parts and custom performance vehicles. They built four such Demons, and one of them is up for sale in Texas.
Frequent visitors of our site will be familiar with the SpeedKore name—these are the same folk who constructed a 1400-hp twin-turbo all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger Widebody and the record-holding twin-turbo Demon, as well as a litany of carbon fiber-bodied classic Mopar cars, like this 1970 Charger and this 1970 Barracuda owned (and crashed) by comedian Kevin Hart.
According to BJ Motors, the selling dealer, the Carbon Fiber Edition Demon in question is the last of four built, the first being the aforementioned twin-turbo record holder. While this one retains its supercharger, we can’t stop ogling those naked carbon fiber body panels. And, with just six miles on the odometer, you’re getting basically a brand-new car.
Although the $169,995 asking price may seem like a lot, according to Hagerty valuation expert Greg Ingold, this price falls right in line with the recent heights the broader Demon market once commanded.
“That price is about where standard delivery-mileage Demons were at a year ago,” says Ingold.
From the moment it was released, the Demon was an instant classic. Demand far outweighed supply, and part of the inflation is actually due to Dodge leaning on dealers to avoid exorbitant markups.
“Since dealers were forbidden from marking them up, individuals lucky enough to pick up [a Demon] right from the dealer could turn around and sell them at auction for anywhere from $120,000–$160,000 almost overnight,” explains Ingold.
Now, however, those price hikes appear to be cooling off. “In the past four to six months, we’ve seen a pronounced decline in what buyers are willing to pay for no-mile examples,” Ingold continues.
Dodge might have done the noble thing in pressuring dealers to eschew markups initially, but they also seemingly undercut the rare air the Demon occupied with subsequent high-horsepower models.
“I think the Challenger Redeye being more readily available and in the neighborhood of 800 hp doesn’t help the Demon either,” Ingold says, “since you can buy a fairly comparable car, horsepower-wise, for less.”
And yet, no Demon or Redeye can quite compare to this carbon-bodied beauty. So while an asking price of nearly $170K might seem ridiculous at first glance, rarity alone might write the check for this one.