Dodge Demon 1971-1972
Dodge Demon base models came standard with a 225-ci slant-six engine and 3-speed manual transmission. The base v-8 was the 318-ci two barrel rated at 180hp.
Performance enthusiasts could upgrade to the Demon 340 model with the 275hp v8 power plant. The Demon 340 came standard with many performance options including heavy-duty rear springs, front torsion bars, rear anti-sway bar. Other options included a twin-scoop blacked out hood, 14" Ralley wheels, 4-speed manual or Torqueflight automatic transmission and 8-3/4" Sure-Grip rear differential with choice of 4 gear ratios: 3.23 std, 3:55, 3:91 and 4:10. There were 69,861 base model Demons and 10,098 Demon 340s produced in 1971.
1972 Dodge Demon 340's received a slight performance decrease due to the 1972 340s lower 8.5:1 compression ratio and 360 cylinder heads with smaller 1.88" intake valves. Despite these changes the 340-ci still produced 240 hp and 320 lbs/ft of toque.
The Demon was dropped from production for 1973 in favor of the Dart Sport model.