The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Promises To Be Even More Insane Than Any Hellcat

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Clearly not satisfied with the tire-shredding 707 horsepower Challenger Hellcat, Dodge has announced it will summon something called the Challenger SRT Demon at April’s New York Auto Show. It will probably have a billion horsepower and be fueled by the souls of its enemies.


Details are scant at this point, but the 2018 SRT Challenger Demon is clearly designed to surpass the Hellcat in terms of bragging rights. Dodge has made it clear that they have no interest in making an “all around” package, but rather something absolutely dominates when it comes to straight line speed.

Here’s FCA’s Tim Kuniskis, who knows exactly what he’s doing here:

“Most cars attempt to be everything to everybody. Then there are the rare few that revel in a single objective, rendering them totally irresistible to a subculture...The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is conceived, designed and engineered for a subculture of enthusiasts who know that a tenth is a car and a half second is your reputation.”

Of course, Dodge put together a teaser clip from their website with some Jurassic Park shit of a caged robot beast ready to be released.

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Can confirm that these are ready and on the road. Challenger/Charger/300 plant is on my way to work and they test drive through the area every day. So I usually see at least 10ish cars on my way into work.

I saw 2 Charger Demons and a Challenger Demon. I thought they were Hellcats and saw a big weird logo on the drivers side of the grille. Couldn’t make out what it said, but realized it wasn’t a normal badging.

No wide body kit on them. Hellcat structure.

But I will tell you. They’re loud. They’re weeknight at a local coffee shop, guy with a 5.7 Hemi Charger put a straight pipe exhaust on it and its obnoxiously loud. There was one straggler and it was a bright yellow Demon. It wasn’t hammering on it, and probably revving through 2000-2500 rpm. I could feel it in my chest driving by.

Its loud. Im excited.