SEMA 2017: Leah Pritchett Gives Demon Glowing Recommendation at SEMA

The 2017 SEMA Show has been a great opportunity to see new products and get the details on aftermarket builds, but we’re also able to look at some great cars and meet some celebrities along the way.

One of the highlights has been being able to get an up close look at the heralded new Dodge Challenger Demon and meet with famed drifter Rhys Millen and Top Fuel drag racing superstar Leah Pritchett.

So what did these legends have to say about the Demon? We first talked to Rhys and wanted to know what someone with his driving style had to say about a car built for the drag strip. Surprisingly, he gave the Demon credit for being somewhat manageable, but did point out that the car even got out of his hands and spun out during the first day of shooting. Despite the unnerving encounter with the car, he alluded to an upcoming video with the car that was “shot in another country.”

While we did press him for a spoiler, he wasn’t giving in, but it did seem like the signs are pointing towards the famed Nurburgring.

After we spent some time pressing Rhys for information, we had the pleasure of sitting down to speak with Leah Pritchett about her thoughts on and experiences behind the wheel of the Demon.

All you really need to know is that Leah has put one on order, and this will be the first car she’s purchased brand new. Although everything Leah had to say about the car equated to a glowing review, she did note that it’s not a car for a novice or the faint at heart, and from what we’ve seen, we agree!

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Elizabeth Puckett is a seasoned writer and hardcore gearhead. She was born with motor oil in her blood and a passion for everything that goes fast.