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Spotted two identical grey Demon's driving thru Richmond, MI this morning. This is a very common route for manufacturer test mules to take M-19 up tp I-69. Was not quick enough to get my phone out to snap a pic...
 

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Did they have skinnies on?

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I'm not sure you will see the skinnies on them will you? Are they street legal skinnies?
 

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Did they have skinnies on?

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No -testing on this route is normally for mileage, tuning, longevity, etc.
Plus, skinnies would likely never survive the Michigan roads in this area...
 

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Awesome taking my car to Richmond dodge on Weds for oil change may be I will get lucky and see one while I'm in the area.
 

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The wife was headed to Port Huron yesterday on I-69 and spotted one- the grey test mules, again.
 

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No -testing on this route is normally for mileage, tuning, longevity, etc.
Plus, skinnies would likely never survive the Michigan roads in this area...
I read quite a bit about the deplorable road conditions in the State of Michigan. Even the car magazines that have headquarters there are constantly bringing up the subject. It's tough for me to visualize that they could be worse than the pot hole stricken, truck-filled highways of Illinois, a state that hasn't approved a budget in three years and has even got to the point that that can't buy toilet paper for some state managed facilities. (The employees are required to furnish their own -- for real)

Is it a state-wide dilemma in Michigan, or a regional issue?
 

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I read quite a bit about the deplorable road conditions in the State of Michigan. Even the car magazines that have headquarters there are constantly bringing up the subject. It's tough for me to visualize that they could be worse than the pot hole stricken, truck-filled highways of Illinois, a state that hasn't approved a budget in three years and has even got to the point that that can't buy toilet paper for some state managed facilities. (The employees are required to furnish their own -- for real)

Is it a state-wide dilemma in Michigan, or a regional issue?
Statewide

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Pics finally

Yesterday afternoon, I needed to stop at Home Depot on my way home from work. 26 Mile and M-53. Lo and behold - what was in the parking lot? A California Manufacturer plated Demon Test Mule...


Note the seats are in it and Pirelli tires...
 

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Love the emergency stop button on the dash.
There was one spotted here in Columbus a couple weeks back, along with an SRT Charger and a Trailhawk, they appeared to be heading to an automotive test facility northwest of Columbus.
 

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Love the emergency stop button on the dash.
There was one spotted here in Columbus a couple weeks back, along with an SRT Charger and a Trailhawk, they appeared to be heading to an automotive test facility northwest of Columbus.
It's not sounding too healthy in this video...
Probably should have made use of that "Emergency Stop Button".... before he likely finished it off. :disgust:

Half Dead Demon...

So a question for you guys that work for Chrysler...
Do you think the higher ups are going to be more upset that the employee blew it up, or that there is now film on youtube of him blasting down city streets well over the speed limit?
 

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It's not sounding too healthy in this video...
Probably should have made use of that "Emergency Stop Button".... before he likely finished it off. :disgust:

Half Dead Demon...

So a question for you guys that work for Chrysler...
Do you think the higher ups are going to be more upset that the employee blew it up, or that there is now film on youtube of him blasting down city streets well over the speed limit?
He'd be looking for a new job if I were the boss.
 

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One thing hasn't changed.... I still hate the look. Most people are willing to ignore it because of the performance, but those JC Whitney flares are awful.... right along with black plastic rivets.

I could appreciate a true wide body, but not this.

On the video of the blown up Demon, you can see one guy actually pick at the rivet a little. :)

I know you can't retool a mold just for a limited run like this, but they should have just tailored the wheel to fit the drag radial. The current body holds a 10.5" wheel just fine, which will tuck a 305 if the offset is right.

This is right there with Chevy trucks running 35" tires that sit 6-8" outside the fenders well.
 

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That is NOT a demon test mule. It is a hellcat with bolt on parts to make it look like a demon. It is owned by a guy named Kyle who lives in Michigan and vacations in California hence the California plates.
 

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That is NOT a demon test mule. It is a hellcat with bolt on parts to make it look like a demon. It is owned by a guy named Kyle who lives in Michigan and vacations in California hence the California plates.
Funny that the same two were in convoy tonight on M-19 going south thru Richmond at 7:50.

Kyle have two?

Why would Kyle have a manufacturer plate?

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Funny that the same two were in convoy tonight on M-19 going south thru Richmond at 7:50.
Kyle have two?

Why would Kyle have a manufacturer plate?

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This ^ ^ ^ ^ ^... anyone know the answer to that one.


Purely out of curiosity... didn't think any old joe could score manufacturer plates.
 

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I believe some vendors who test certain parts for the OEMs can get M plates, don't think an M plate necessarily means the car is owned by FCA.


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I believe some vendors who test certain parts for the OEMs can get M plates, don't think an M plate necessarily means the car is owned by FCA.


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Sounds feasible. The guy at Home Depot a couple of weeks ago with one of these cars wore an FCA shirt. Father in law had these same two cars pass him Sunday on I-69 in Flint. Yesterday, they had Hellcat Challenger and Charger between them and all were followed by a camo'd Fiat 500.

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