Two Very Different Powerhouses Head To Barrett-Jackson

Jun 7, 2019 2 min read
Two Very Different Powerhouses Head To Barrett-Jackson

The Barrett-Jackson Northeast event will host the auctioning of these muscle cars that couldn’t be more different!

There’s not a lot of things the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1987 Buick GNX have in common, but one thing they both represent is pioneering in the muscle car industry. The Buick GNX was arguably the mainstream production first car to come along in America with a V6 engine and power of turbocharging in a bulky full size body to make the combo work. On the other hand, the naturally aspirated Demon broke records as the fastest car in 2018, and brought drag racing to street car production. They’re both on the Barrett-Jackson docket for June 26-June 29, 2019 in Connecticut.

Two Very Different Powerhouses Head To Barrett-Jackson

Built in 1987, the GNX has a 31-year jump on the Challenger Demon, but three decades later, the GNX has seen a massive spike in popularity. This year has been filled with news about the model, from wrecked variants used in movies coming up for grabs, to low mileage examples triggering bidding wars, this might be the second coming of the special trim leveled Grand National. With only 547 GNXs produced for 1987, finding one for sale is a chore, and this one is production #526, so it’s the second to last ever made!

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Along with the modified and turbocharged 3.8-liter engine, rated at 276-horsepower, the GNX has meatier tires, bigger wheels, and upgraded suspension, better gauges, and upgraded ascetics over the base model. This particular car is a low-mileage example with only 1,753 original miles on its clock.

Two Very Different Powerhouses Head To Barrett-Jackson

If modern muscle is more your speed, the limited production Dodge Demon is a car you will never get tired of driving. Built by Dodge for track performance you can (legally) take to the streets, this car took the industry and enthusiasts by storm, with a one year run that left everyone wanting more. It features the highest horsepower naturally aspirated V8 engine to ever come in a production car with a staggering 840-horsepower. The model has been certified by Guinness Book of World Records as the only factory car to ever lift its wheels from a stand still, and is said to cover a quarter-mile in only 9.65-seconds at 140 mph. It’s so fast that its banned from officially entering any NHRA event!

Which of these monsters would you choose?

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