|Andretti Dodge Demon|
In the market for a Dodge Demon with a side of celebrity ownership? Michael Andretti has just such a thing, as he is currently looking to part with the 47th of the first 50 Demons built, showing just 13 miles on the clock.
The Demon is question is heading to Mecum Auctions' Dallas sale, which will run Oct. 3-6. The auction house notes that the car has never been dealer prepped, since it was one of the first 50 examples built for VIPs and executives.
The Demon (as if you haven't heard of it) features a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engine, good for 840 hp and 770 lb-ft of torque, which makes it the most powerful muscle car ever. NHRA-certified quarter-miles whoosh by in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph, while getting to 60 mph takes all of 2.3 seconds. The Demon basically takes the already-bonkers Hellcat and dials it up, adding a larger supercharger compared to the Hellcat (2.4 to 2.7 liters), more boost (11.6 to 14.5 psi), a bigger hood scoop, two dual-stage fuel pumps and about 200 fewer pounds of curb weight. Fuel economy? Don't worry about it.
Mecum Auctions says that the car has 13 miles on the odometer, and it definitely looks like it.
Andretti's example is also optioned with the Demon crate, which includes front-runner drag wheels, a performance air filter, passenger mirror block-off plate, replacement switch module with high-octane button and a performance ECU. The Demon crate also comes with Demon-branded tools including a floor jack, cordless impact wrench, torque wrench, fender cover, tire pressure gauge and, finally, a tool bag.
So the celebrity ownership aspect is a little thin, if you think about it: How many of those 13 miles did Andretti actually drive, and how many times has he even been inside the car? Still, it's the fact of ownership on paper that matters, at least from an investment perspective, even if the car just sat around without much use.
Hopefully, the next owner will put a few more miles on it.
Visit the Mecum Auctions site for a full list of lots and detailed auction schedule.