By now, you’ve heard of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. It has 840 horsepower. It has a 2.7-liter supercharger. It can come with only one seat. And it is, for all intents and purposes, a drag strip slayer. Here’s how it does it.
Dodge seems determined to make the SRT Demon a car that’s a bunch of balls-out firsts and mosts and biggests and fastests. Dodge just released a press release that goes over all these superlatives, and also drops a pretty big bomb: it’s been banned by the NHRA.
I originally predicted that the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon would be run on the souls of the impure. But Dodge engineers weren’t able to design a fuel system that could handle the metaphysical nature of the human psyche, so the Demon will run on 100 octane instead.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon may be a monster muscle car sprung from the gates of hell to lay down some fiery tracks, but that doesn’t mean the car is running hot all the time. The Demon will have a unique super cooled air induction system to keep things chill.
Bro, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is going to be so hard. Like, went to prison hard. Like if the Demon ran over a diamond it would scratch it, hard. It’s going to have driveline parts that are so much harder because they were “forged” at the racetrack. And wheel hop? Not an issue here.
In a move that will surprise no one who’s been following the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon hypefest, today we find out that the new car will have a “drag mode” with suspension design exclusively optimized for straight line speed.
Dodge has been teasing the Challenger SRT Demon for months now, and all we know so far is that it will suck a lot of air, have some wide-ass tires, and it can be ordered without the back seats or the passenger seat. Yep, one seat. Anyway, this might be it.
Are you an astronaut? I didn’t think so. Because unless you are trained to strap your ass on a rocket and go into outer space, you aren’t ready for the incredible launch force of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
The maniacs at Dodge continue to fuel their hype game with another teaser of the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon. The most recent trailer shows the Demon shedding some pounds, but there’s no front differential in sight. If that is true, it means rear-drive burnouts, baby!
The gang at AutoWeek talked Dodge into letting them video a tour of the Detroit-area warehouse where Dodge keeps the family jewels, from Le Mans-winning Vipers to Power Wagons and even the original Neon concept. But why is the big-wheel Hemi there?
Chrysler has announced that the production version of the Dodge Demon concept will be based on a front-wheel drive Chery platform. Chrysler is already planning a b-segment Chery based compact for 2009, expect the Demon to follow a year or two later. [Via eGM CarTech]
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