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We drove it. You get to watch.

Watch the drag-strip launch at Lucas Oil Raceway.

The car makes more horsepower than the dyno can measure.

Yes, you guessed it. There's a Demon on the list.

With the imminent introduction of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, we decided to look back at the greatest Mopar drag cars of all time.

They put wheelie bars on drag cars for a reason, man.

This is purpose-built drag racer territory.

The record was set at the Texas Mile.

A new system is installed to help launch the Demon.

It's time to kick the tires and light the fires. Or, just light the tires on fire.

In the real world, those times don't apply

The methods used to achieve these numbers make them useless as a real-world comparison tool.

It's definitely quick, but the record might not become officially recognized.

U mad, bro?

This particular Mustang has a 300-shot nitrous kit helping the 5.3-liter LS make 650-700 hp.

After some impressive runs, a 2JZ-powered Celica has a mild disaster on the strip.

A fun time at the drag strip went bad for the owner of a 1,000-horsepower Toyota Celica, after a hard launch sheared the lug nuts from a drive wheel.

The Cobra Jet is back with a potent new venom at the SEMA show. Check it out in pictures and on video, here.

Watch The Two Teslas Tramp The Go Pedal For 17 Seconds

Street racing is wrong and stupid. Still, we can't help but watch the latest "ludicrous" Tesla Model S P90D bring it against its merely "insane" Model S P85D sister.

Cars.com took a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to the drag strip and hustled the supercharged sedan down the quarter mile in 11.03 seconds. The car was completely stock, with nothing more than tweaked tire pressure, electronic aids, and other variables to reach that impressive time.

During a drag-race event in Florida, the Tesla Model S P85D ran the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 114.6 miles per hour, the new mark for BEVs at the drag strip. Proving its pace, it ran three more times in 11.69, 11.72 and 11.76 seconds. During its record run it faced off against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, but things didn't go so well for the Hellcat driver that day.

Someone took a 2015 Corvette Z06 with the seven-speed-manual to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, and blasted it down through the quarter mile. It's first run: an 11.7 at 120.54 mph, just 0.5 seconds over the time listed on its Chevrolet spec sheet.

This last-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 does things that SUVs just shouldn't be able to do, like win drag races against tuned Nissan GT-R and BMW M3 coupes. Granted, the owner isn't coming into this fight with a stock Jeep – far from it. In addition to twin turbos whistling away, he says the engine is a 449-cubic-inch V8, which is nearly 7.4 liters of displacement.

There's something fantastically insane about racers who go out on their own and build something unique. Just take this crazy video from last year of a twin-engine Dodge SRT4 at a drag strip that can burn the rubber at either end – or both ends – at a moment's notice.

People strive to find a way to make just about anything fast. After all, there's a whole series dedicated to racing lawnmowers. Still, there's just something absurdly fun about watching a vehicle that shouldn't have much performance go rocketing down a drag strip – like this speedy golf cart.

The Dodge Charger R/T is all set to rocket down the drag strip in NHRA Funny Car competition with a completely redesigned body debuting at this year's SEMA Show. While only the front decal, side scallops and rear logo really signal this racer as a Charger, that doesn't take away from its promise of hitting absolutely ludicrous speeds.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is showing off a completely redesigned Dodge Charger Funny Car at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas and it's ready to blow through the NHRA timing lights next year. Initially, the shape might look like any of the other entrants in its class burning through the quarter mile, but this is the first comprehensive rethink for the racecar's aerodynamics since 2006, says Dodge.

Hey, all you fans of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, where will you ever use that 204 mile per hour top speed? Probably not in very many places, and Smart would kindly like to remind you that, "Top speed means nothing in the city."

The better angles of our nature may shout us down for it, but any longtime observer (let alone fan) of any motorsport could probably be coaxed to admit that wrecks can be entertaining to watch. Sure, no one wants to see someone get hurt, but watching high-performance vehicles go wrong is a spectacle, no question.

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