Wait, You Can’t Drive a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Without a Waiver?
Are you ready to put in an order for a new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon? Well, you’re going to have to sign some paperwork before you buy it, and we’re not just talking about the financing paperwork. Nope, buyers of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon are required to sign a waiver to release Dodge or FCA of any accidents one may get into due to the vehicle’s extreme power and unique features.
Powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 SRT Demon engine, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon can generate up to 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque when properly equipped and fueled up. This is a vehicle that can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds and cover a quarter mile in just 9.65 seconds. So when it comes to making it legal to drive, that comes with a little red tape. To make sure consumers know what they’re getting into, the waiver starts out like this:
“Customer shall have full responsibility and shall assume all risks related to the use of the features and applications in the Vehicle and shall only use the features and applications when it is safe to do so. Failure to do so may result in an accident involving serious injury or death.”
There are also several bits on the conditions and requirements one must meet, such as not driving the Dodge SRT Demon on wet roads or in cold weather, as the tires are not intended for those conditions and increase the chance of an accident. There’s also a disclaimer stating that the consumer will need to decide on the option of a passenger seat before they order their vehicle. Once deleted, a passenger seat can’t legally be installed after it leaves the factory. Perhaps each is built to balance out the weight.
“The Demon is a unique performance Vehicle with unique characteristics, parts, systems and capabilities and performs unlike other vehicles. It is imperative that you understand and acknowledge the unique characteristics of this Vehicle before purchasing or driving.”
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