Dodge has already unleashed an 840-hp, rear-wheel-drive muscle car onto public roads, but at least it’s offering owners a no-cost way of learning how to manage all that power. Dodge SRT is starting up a new drag-racing course at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving that is included with the purchase of any Challenger SRT Demon. Taking place at Bondurant’s official NHRA drag strip at its HQ in Chandler, Arizona, the one-day class will also be available as an upgrade on top of the general high-performance driving class that Dodge already offers for buyers of other SRT models.
The day starts off with classroom instruction surveying some drag-racing fundamentals including launch, staging, reaction time, signals, and all sorts of safety checks. Then participants are let loose on the drag strip in a variety of Challenger models, including the 485-hp Challenger SRT 392, the 707-hp Hellcat, and, of course, the big kahuna that is the 840-hp, drag-optimized Demon. Each driver gets 22 runs down the quarter-mile, though Dodge doesn’t say exactly how many of those are in the full-bore Demon.
All Demon owners are eligible for the full-day high-performance driving course in addition to the drag-racing course; the drag course is $999 extra for owners of lesser SRT models. If you don’t have any SRT in your garage, the drag-racing school costs $1999 straight up. Preregistration for the course starts today, with classes beginning March 9, so get your heavy right foot ready for some demonic burnout action.