Have you heard about this new car, this 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon? It has over 9,000 horsepower and everyone who drives it dies immediately, except for Richard Rawlings. That’s quite a machine! Amid all that hoopla, it’s easy to forget the humble Dodge Challenger Hellcat and its paltry 707 HP. This video will make…
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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.
It’s 840 horsepower. There. That answers your first question about the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Now for the window dressing.
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The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has to surpass the 707 horsepower Hellcat somehow. All the tricks like anti-wheel hop and no passengers seats and a crazy cooling system aren’t enough—the people demand numbers. We don’t know those numbers officially yet, but the word going around is that the Demon’s most powerful…
Sometime around 2005, I think, Dodge started teasing us with video previews and tidbits about the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon. Now, finally, 12 years and more than 4,000 videos later—again, I’m estimating here—we will see the Demon in all its glory at the New York Auto Show this week. And this is apparently it.
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.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is is supposed to be the ultimate drag race dominating monster. Its automatic will allow lightning-quick launches without using the brake, but Dodge’s latest announcement makes no mention of a manual.
Say what you will about Dodge’s lineup, but they know how to make cars that look mean and sound meaner. As expected the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will have a gnarly rumble which you can download as a ringtone because apparently, this is 2004.
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.
I didn’t want this any more than you did, but it’s time for us to face our demons. Despite the Dodge Nitro having aesthetics on par with Lord Voldemort’s, we need to stop referring to it as “That which must not be named,” and just be open about where we failed as a species.
Practically every automaker who sells vehicles in the U.S. offers some kind of military rebates for active or retired service members. At first glance this seems noble, but what most buyers don’t know is that these programs often exclude the brand’s most desirable vehicles.