- droptop customs took the roof off a 2018 dodge challenger srt demon and replaced the structural strength lost with the roof removal throughout the car.
- the used, one-owner convertible is listed at $145,995 on consignment, as motor authority first reported.
- in addition to its, ahem, appearance, another selling point is that it has only 172 miles on the odometer.
it isn't often that a car built for a drag strip offers you the opportunity to let the wind blow through your hair as you scream down the strip. more often than not, that's for the best. but that doesn't make the prospect of doing just that less intriguing.
droptop customs has converted an 840-hp 2018 dodge challenger srt demon into a convertible, as originally spotted by motor authority. this kind of conversion is no new feat for droptop customs; they've done the same thing to other challengers for celebrity customer shaquille o'neal.
although plenty of websites offer suggestions on how to convert your hardtop to a convertible (or, more often, no top), it isn't actually that simple, especially for a car with this kind of power. in order to replace some of the structural integrity lost with the removal of the roof, droptop customs added one-by-two-inch pieces of metal to the frame rails to reinforce them, a process described to ma. they also added diagonally mounted metal braces on the underside of the car to counter twist and put structural supports in the trunk and the front and rear shock towers. additionally, the perimeter was reinforced by four or more inches of metal in place behind the windshield header and gussets were added to the bottom rear corner of each door to keep them from moving. it wasn't specified how much weight the conversion added.
the added convertible roof is automatic and takes about 20 seconds to move up and down. the challenger is on its second owner, but somehow has only 172 miles on the odometer. it’s listed at $145,995, but a salesman at the cape coral chrysler, dodge, jeep, and ram dealership told ma that it’s actually on consignment.
they took off the roof. if you buy it, it’ll be up to you to take off the splitter guards.