1972 was the final year for the Dodge Demon, only a few minor changes were made by Dodge. Pricing for the Demon started at $2,310, the base engine remained the 198 cubic-inch Slant Six rated at 100 horsepower. The 318 C.I. V8 was also available, buyers looking for performance opted for the 1972 Dodge Demon 340.
The 1972 changes included:
- Revised grille
- Surface mounted side marker lights
- Fender-mounted metal “Demon” badges without the small devil character. *
- Dodge and Dart emblems were added on the lower right edge of the deck lid, replacing the Demon decal.
* Some Demons with the side and rear panel tape stripes retained the devil character.
1972 was a significant year for auto makers, new federal laws were introduced and required all automobiles built to run on low lead or no lead gasoline. All engines were now rated at SAE Net horsepower instead brake horsepower. (SAE horsepower is the theoretical hp with all accessories installed).
Dodge would rename the Demon the Dart Sport for 1973 and the Demon 340 would become the Dart sport 340. Dodge would reuse the name again in 2007 with Demon Roadster Concept. In 2018 the HEMI powered limited-production Challenger SRT Demon was offered to the public.
1972 Dodge Demon Production Numbers:
- Base Coupe: 39,880
- U.S. Demon 340 Coupe: 8,700
- Total 1972 Demons: 48,580