A Neon SRT-4-Powered 1972 Dodge Demon Needs To Happen

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon isn’t the first car made by Dodge to wear the ‘Demon’ nameplate, as back in 1971, the automaker built the 2-door fastback Dodge Demon based around the Dart of the day.

Like the Demon of today, the 1971 and ’72 model used a V8 engine albeit one with far less power. Eager to find out what a classic Dart Demon would be like with a more modern and powerful engine, Abimelec Design has rendered this special restomod example.

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While the engine bay of the Dart could fit the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine of the modern-day Demon, the designer went down a different route and instead opted to swap in the engine of a Dodge Neon SRT-4.

This intriguing subcompact was produced between 2003 and 2005 as the high-performance variant of the rather benign Neon and runs a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with up to 230 hp and 250 lb-ft (339 Nm) of torque. Those figures may not seem like much compared to the 840 hp of the existing Demon. However, for a car as old as the Dart Demon, a powerful four-cylinder would do the job just fine. It would also deliver a nice boosted, high-revving soundtrack, not what you’d expect to hear from such a car.

Beyond the engine, Abimelec Design’s Dart Demon is bathed in a simple white paint job and includes a matte black hood with a large air intake to feed the turbocharged engine. There are also a set of classic chrome wheels to complete the look.

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