1971 Dodge Demon 340


1971 Dodge Demon 340

In 1971, Dodge gained a new model called the Demon which was really a repackaged Duster with a shorter wheel base and premium upgrades. It replaced the 1970 Swinger 340 which was also geared towards cheap performance.

The Demon was the top of the line A-Body from the Valiant family and Chrysler christened the car with devil logo. It was aggressive looking with its side stripes, hood scoops, rear spoiler and dual exhausts. Options included hood pins, four-speed manual and a TorqueFlite automatic.

Under the body, the Demon got a new ‘Rallye Suspension’ that included heavy duty shocks, big brakes and a floor-mounted transmission that mated to the 340 V8. Inside the Demon had a bench seat and a ‘Rallye’ instrument cluster.

By 1973, Christian groups complained about the name and the car’s devil logo, so it was renamed into the more casual ‘Dart Sport’.

1971 Dodge Demon 340

 

In Detail

price $$3400 USD
engineV8
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
fuel feed4-Barrel Carburettor
displacement5572 cc / 340 in³
bore102.62 mm / 4.04 in
stroke84.07 mm / 3.31 in
compression5.1:1
power205.1 kw / 275 bhp @ 5000 rpm
specific output49.35 bhp per litre
bhp/weight180.8 bhp per tonne
torque460.98 nm / 340 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
front tiresE70-14
rear tiresE70-14
f brake sizex 254 mm / x 10 in
r brake sizex 254 mm / x 10 in
front wheelsF 35.6 x 14.0 cm / 14 x 5.5 in
rear wheelsR 35.6 x 14.0 cm / 14 x 5.5 in
f suspension‘Rallye Suspension Package’
r suspension‘Rallye Suspension Package’
curb weight1521 kg / 3353 lbs
wheelbase2743 mm / 108 in
length4890 mm / 192.5 in
width1819 mm / 71.6 in
transmission3-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
0 – 60 mph~7.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~14.56 seconds