Last weekend, I took a trip to the Pontiac Silverdome, the abandoned Michigan stadium parking lot housing thousands of cheating Volkswagen diesels. As I filmed the sea of disgraced automobiles, a Dodge Challenger decided to rip some smoky burnouts.
See all that burnout smoke? It’s not coming from a clutch dump. You can get a hell of a lot from the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: 840 horsepower, 770 lb-ft of torque, a massive blower, 0-60 mph in just 2.3 seconds and bragging rights over your soft, feckless Hellcat owner friends. One thing you won’t get is three…
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.
Promising one seat, fat tires and a “drag mode,” here is the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in all its glory.
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.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will have more power and will save about 200 pounds over the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. How do they save all that weight, you think? Exotic materials, maybe? High technology, possibly? Nah. Dodge is ripping out the seats.
Joe Biden only has about a week left as Vice President of the United States. So what’s a hardcore car guy like him supposed to do before he leaves office? Go to the Detroit Auto Show and sit in all the really fast stuff, naturally.
I’ll be up front: Dodge finally put all-wheel drive in a Challenger, and it doesn’t get a V8 or a manual transmission. But even with a V6 and an automatic only, the Challenger GT sounds like it is ready to beat the crap out of snow-covered roads.
Most of the stuff that shows up at SEMA is silly and kind of pointless, but this—this Dodge Shakedown Challenger—is something else. Something with a classic 1971 body and a modern Hemi V8 spitting out 485 horsepower. Something dreams are made of.
The Dodge Challenger is built on the same heavy bones as its Charger sibling, and has even received all the same engine options. But the Challenger has never felt the sweet, sweet love of powered front wheels, meaning all across the great white north, the big coupe has been relegated to dark lonely garages during…
Could this be the world’s worst stanced Mopar? Could this be the work of Detroit’s worst alignment shop? Or could this actually be a prototype of Dodge’s new widebody ADR Challenger Hellcat?
They got the hee haw with the yee-hay, California boys taking it up in Oregon-land, big beard bashin’ and mashin’ with the fast car that does the burnouts and the sound stuff, not quite a mega boom but a little rip snort kapow. It’s the Roadkill show in the Internet, beaming to our eyes and earholes.
Maybe too many of them ended up in ditches. Maybe too many owners complained they couldn’t drive them half the year. But the Dodge Challenger, ever-popular for despite its age and outweighing its competitors, is apparently due to send power to all four wheels. (Update: See below.)
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Today on Woodward Avenue near Detroit, Dodge showed us some new-for-2017 Challenger and Charger trim levels that crank the flamboyance up to a level only Dodge—or possibly Mansory—would even attempt. The good news is there are a couple performance bits to go along with all the flash.
I feel like, at some point in everyone’s life, we’ve known people like this. People who seem to find truth and lies exist indistinguishable spectrum of ideas. People for whom lying isn’t just easy but simply part of the process of speaking. People like this proud man, owner of a 610 horsepower Challenger with some…