Challenger Demon SRT

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    Dodge has released its weekly teaser video for the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon (see link below).

    This week’s video is called 'Forced Induction,' and Dodge has revealed that the Demon will have the biggest cold air intake hood ever installed on a production vehicle. This 45-square-inch Air Grabber will be key to squeezing more output from the supercharged Hemi V8.

    In addition to the giant hood scoop, the Demon will have illuminated dual Air Catcher headlights to get even more air flow. The changes mean the air inlet temperature will be 30 colder compared to the regular Hellcat.

    Here’s what else we know about the Demon so far: The even crazier wide body Hellcat will be a stripped-out drag racer with fat (yet still street legal) drag radials on all four corners. Each Demon will come with a crate filled with spare parts that will help transform the Demon from a drag car to a street-legal cruiser. The Demon will also be more than 200 pounds lighter and 3.5 inches wider than the Hellcat. We don’t know anything yet about drag times or output, but Dodge has put some Easter Eggs into each of its teaser videos that might hint at how quick it will be.

    The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be fully revealed at the New York Auto Show in April.

    2018 Dodge Demon - Domestic. Not Domesticated. #ifyouknowyouknow
     

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    There's no other way to describe that car but just a true monster
    And I'm sure the price tag will go along with that :gr_grin:
    Can't wait to see that thing ! I wonder how much HP it'll have..
     
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    Dodge has really upped its game. The new Demon will be the first production car to have an adjustable, adaptive mechanical drag racing suspension.

    According to Allpar, the new suspension should help the Challenger Demon get away from the starting line more quickly and with more force than any factory-built, street legal car before it.

    The basic suspension architecture of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon looks similar to the normal Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, except that the adaptive dampers will focus more on launch force than handling.

    Old school drag racers set up their suspensions to transfer weight to the rear wheels for better traction, with soft springs and dampers up front, and stiffer dampers in the rear. With this setup, when someone launches their tricked-out classic muscle car, the front end comes up and the weight of the car pushes down on the rear wheels as the rear shocks help keep the wheels down for the best launch. The downside is decreased handling in normal driving, so while a car with the drag-strip suspension might get off of the line much quicker, a stock car would handle a turn better.

    The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is designed to be a drag strip beast and a solid road car, so engineers worked their way around the problem- by using the Hellcat Challenger’s mechanical/electronic adaptive and adjustable suspension, with an added “Drag Mode.”

    The Challenger SRT Demon includes front springs which have a 35% lower rate (than the Hellcat), rear springs with a 28% lower rate, a front sway bar with a 75% low rate, a rear sway bar with a 44% lower rate and new drag-tuned Bilstein adaptive damping shocks.

    When the new Drag Mode is engaged, the adaptive suspension enables better weight transfer to the rear wheels for better launches. Otherwise, the driver can engage a street-friendly mode for stronger cornering and ride quality.
     
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    Would love to rent one for a day!
     
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    Street.com, is stating that Ryan Nagode, a designer at Fiat/Chrysler, has posted an image on Instagram of a Durango's Performance page (to mislead us). On the page there is a dyno graph (from a Demon) showing a peak horsepower of about 900! The graph goes up to 1,000 horsepower.
     
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    Based on recent clues, my guess is that the Demon will run 10.2-10.5 sec. quarters. Its hp and torque will be [email protected]
     
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    It's official!

    The Demon made its first appearance, at the New York International Auto Show, on April 11, 2017.

    It has 840 hp and 770 lb/ft of torque. Among its "goodies" are a trans brake and a liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system and after-run chiller that are cooled by the A/C system.

    It goes from 0-30 mph in 1 sec., 0-60 mph in 2.3 sec. and 0-100 mph in only 5.1 sec.

    Only 3,000 will be built in the U.S. and 300 in Canada. Buyers are already lining up. The expected price is $85,000.

    Here are three videos explaining the performance features of the Demon:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eid_t67VK3Y

    http://www.motortrend.com/cars/dodg...C91A5EF03B2581875F5C2EA925D7D37DAAC1FD1BBA2B7

    http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2018-dodge-challenger-srt-demon-photos-and-info-news
     
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