Dodge is making sure its Hemi-powered Challenger goes out with a bang, as they release numerous special editions to mark the final year of production. The highlight of these special editions is the mind-boggling 1,025-horsepower SRT Demon 170. However, Dodge has surprised everyone by unveiling a secret follow-up – the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 Jailbreak. This unexpected special edition was revealed on the Hellcat.org forums, where select SRT customers reportedly received invitations.
According to forum member dgolay, around 20 to 25 people were invited to opt for the Jailbreak package, which includes unique badging and the choice of 40 special colors – 20 heritage and 20 modern. Rumors suggest that this exclusive add-on comes with a price tag of $30,000 on top of the Demon 170’s $96,666 MSRP.
A Dodge spokesperson confirmed the existence of the Jailbreak 170 and explained that the paint option is one-of-a-kind. Once a color is chosen, it becomes unavailable to others. However, Dodge has chosen to keep other details, such as the total production run, under wraps. The Hellcat.org forums claim that notable guests, including Jay Leno, Bill Goldberg, and Michael Strahan, received invitations. Even Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis is said to be getting one, along with a select few valued SRT buyers.
In an official statement, Dodge described the Jailbreak 170 as a celebration of the ultimate “Last Call” Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 and a tribute to their loyal muscle car customers. The option was offered to select individuals based on their purchase history and affiliation with the Dodge brand. This exclusive paint option adds a layer of customization and collectability to the record-breaking Challenger SRT Demon 170. However, the option is no longer available.
The Jailbreak option was originally introduced for the 2022 model-year Chargers and Challengers, offering a range of special color choices and trim upgrades. It also provided a power boost to 807 horsepower for the Hellcat V8 engine. While there are no reports of power upgrades for the Demon 170 Jailbreak, it already packs a staggering 1,025 horsepower, so additional power might not be a priority for the lucky few in this exclusive ownership circle.
In conclusion, Dodge is pulling out all the stops for the final year of production for the Hemi-powered Challenger. Alongside the monstrous SRT Demon 170, they unveiled the secret Jailbreak edition, a limited offering for select SRT customers. The Jailbreak option provides unique paint choices and adds exclusivity and collectability to the already impressive Demon 170. While further details remain undisclosed, it’s clear that Dodge is determined to leave a lasting impression with these special editions.