Auto Shows 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Arrives with 840 Horsepower for the Track

04:35  12 april  2017
04:35  12 april  2017 Source:   Automobile

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is 200+ Pounds Lighter Than Hellcat

  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is 200+ Pounds Lighter Than Hellcat The tease for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon continues with a new video posted to The video, titled “Reduction,” reveals that the Demon trims more than 200 pounds from the curb weight of its Hellcat sibling. Dodge says the Challenger Demon will be the brand’s performance halo car, and though it hasn’t revealedDodge says the Challenger Demon will be the brand's performance halo car, and though it hasn't revealed numbers yet, we expect the new model's output to eclipse the Challenger Hellcat's 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.

Finally, with the Demon laser-aimed at the drag strip, Dodge included a four-point harness bar for track use, available through Speedlogix. Below, everything we've learned about the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon in previous weeks

Filed to: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon . 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.

NEW YORK, New York — First is the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon's favorite word: first production car to pull a wheelie, first production car with a transmission brake, first production car with a front passenger seat delete, first production car with AC-cooled intake air. It's fitting for a car built from the ground up to make mincemeat of the quarter mile and any production car that dares to line up against it. With all of these firsts, you'll have nothing but excuses if you finish second.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sheds seats and insulation to drop weight

  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sheds seats and insulation to drop weight Losing weight doesn't bedevil Dodge.The Demon loses 113 pounds by making the front passenger seat with its seatbelt (58 pounds) and back seat (55 pounds including restraints and floor mats) optional, which accounts for a large chunk of the weight loss compare to the Hellcat.

Finally revealed in New York: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to get a mind-blowing 840 horsepower . The functional Air-Grabber hood scoop on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the largest of any production car measuring 45.2 square inches.

Those questions are finally answered: Dodge says the Demon makes 840 horsepower and rips to 60 miles per hour in just 2.3 seconds, pulling 1.8 times the force of gravity at launch. Be part of something big. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon .


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But Dodge has done everything in its power to make sure that doesn't happen. The red-painted supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI under the largest-ever functional production hood scoop (45.2 square inches) wears a 2.7-liter supercharger to generate 14.5 psi of boost on its way to 808 horsepower and 717 lb-ft of torque on premium gas and a wicked 840 hp and 770 lb-ft of torque on high-octane race fuel. Dodge says it's the highest horsepower V-8 ever put into a production car.

Compared to the Hellcat, the Demon gets a 0.3-liter larger supercharger, 2.9-psi higher maximum boost pressure, a 300-rpm higher redline (now 6,500 rpm), two dual-stage fuel pumps instead of one, and three sources of intake air (Air-Grabber hood, Air-Catcher headlamp, and an inlet near the wheel liner). Pair that brawny engine with the trans brake and SRT Torque Reserve system, which spins up the supercharger and increases engine air flow before launch, and you get what Dodge claims is the fastest 0-60 mph time of any production car at 2.1 seconds. That launch will produce the most acceleration g-force of any production car, enough to lift the front wheels into the air for a Guinness World Record 2.92 feet. Keep your foot down and the Demon will set the fastest production car quarter-mile time in 9.65 seconds and 140 mph, as certified by the National Hot Rod Association.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Will Get Race Cool-Down Feature

  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Will Get Race Cool-Down Feature <p>Also getting special Performance Pages program</p>Performance Pages will be accessible through an 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system, and can bring up real-time graphs showing horsepower and torque; gauges for engine temperature, oil pressure, air-fuel ratio, and boost pressure; a g meter showing lateral and longitudinal g forces; and timers for reaction time, 0-60 mph, eighth mile, and quarter mile performance. Performance Pages will also feature driver-selectable line lock, rpm-adjustable launch control, and adjustability for the shift light in the gauge cluster.

The tease for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon continues with a new video posted to Ford adds the 2018 Expedition to its police lineup. Hennessey's 1,000- horsepower Camaro Exorcist is ready for the Demon .

As night falls and the overhead lights illuminate the track , the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon stages up to the Christmas tree. Just before the lights drop a voiceover says: “You will always remember our name.”

But you won't be able to test that theory in competition — the NHRA has already banned the Demon for being too fast.

  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Arrives with 840 Horsepower for the Track © Automobile Magazine Staff

If all of this sounds more like a factory-built drag race package car, like the COPO Camaro or Dodge's own Drag Pak Challenger, than a street car, you're paying attention. But the Demon isn't a track-only special. It's street legal, comes with a three-year/36,000-mile vehicle warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain one, and can run on either 100-octane race gas or 91-octane pump gas at will when fitted with the optional Direct Connection engine controller. It comes from the factory on 315/40 Nitto drag radials wrapped around 18x11-inch wheels, but despite providing 40 percent more grip at launch than the Hellcat's tires, they're street-legal, as well. Dodge also went for a square wheel/tire setup so that once you put the skinnies on the front at the drag strip, you've got another set of drag radials for the rear.

Dodge reveals a few of the goodies in the Demon crate

  Dodge reveals a few of the goodies in the Demon crate There's a selection of Snap-On tools inside.One of the teaser trailers for the eagerly anticipated Dodge Challenger Demon featured a big crate full of goodies for the car. As with the car, though, Dodge was a bit coy about what was inside, simply saying there were 18 items, consisting of tools and parts. Now we know what tools the car gets, and they're some very nice Snap-On pieces.

There's no doubt that when the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is released in Fall of 2017, it will usurp the current Challenger SRT Hellcat to become the worlds fastest muscle car ever produced. Are you sure you want to delete this track ?

The 2018 Dodge Demon comes factory-prepped for high-octane burnouts. “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.” From the road to the track .

The interior, however, has been so thoroughly optimized for the drag strip that you won't be able to bring any passengers along for the thrill ride — the front and rear passenger seats have been deleted to save weight. Fortunately, you can option them both back into the car for $1 each, but you'll give up 113 lbs of the Demon's weight reduction to do so (58 lbs for the front passenger seat and seat belt, 55 lbs for the rear seat, restraints, and floor mats).

Even the suspension has been optimized for the strip, maximizing weight transfer to the rear wheels, with 35 percent softer front springs and 28 percent softer rear springs, as well as softer, lighter (now hollow) anti-roll bars, 75 percent lower rate up front and 44 percent lower rate in the rear. Combined with the Bilstein Adaptive Damping shocks, the system improves traction at the rear of the Demon by 11 percent. Still, to get the most out of the Demon's hole shot, you'll want to activate Drag Mode, which tweaks the rebound and compression settings at each end and disables the traction control system while keeping stability control engaged. The transmission is also recalibrated for optimized acceleration (the TransBrake feature is only available in Drag Mode, and the torque converter lockup point is raised), the paddle shifters are turned on, steering assist is tweaked to maximize high-speed stability, and cabin cooling is diverted to the SRT Power Chiller system. Drag Mode holds that configuration as long as the car is at wide open throttle.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Gets Torque Reserve System

  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Gets Torque Reserve System <p>Helps with launches and produces unique exhaust note</p>Dodge says the Demon's unique exhaust sound is the product of an advanced torque reserve launch system—the first ever designed for drag racing in a production car. This system allows more air to flow through the engine before launch, building rpms in the supercharger without overwhelming the brakes and spinning the tires. Torque reserve is triggered when Launch Mode is selected and engine speed is greater than 1,000 rpm.

Dodge to bring back Challenger Demon with more horsepower than Hellcats. The logo for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon which will be unveiled during New York International Auto Show in April 2017.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be breaking out of hell in a few days. The evil creature will wreak havoc at the 2017 New York International Auto Show soon. Panoz Avezzano Proving It On The Track For Customers1 w ago.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon front end burnout© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon front end burnout

The Demon will also offer line lock, enabling easier burnouts — either stationary or rolling. The line lock feature disengages after 400 rear wheel revolutions. Delve into the console-mounted 8.4-inch screen's menus and you'll find Performance Pages, which allows the driver to set an rpm-adjustable launch control function, as well as adjustable shift lights (with customizable settings for each gear). You can even record the data from your runs down the strip. In addition to the customizable functions, Performance Pages also displays loads of useful performance data, including actual 0-60 mph time, 0-100 mph time, eighth-mile and quarter-mile ET and speed, peak g-forces, and full gauge readouts for just about every parameter you can imagine.

In addition to all this equipment and software, each 2018 Dodge Demon comes with a full-day session at Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving, a Track Tech Manual that covers all of the Demon's performance enhancements, a log book for track times, and a copy of the car's build sheet. For the true drag enthusiast, Dodge is offering the Demon Crate, a box of special equipment bearing the buyer's name, and the car's VIN and serial number. The Demon Crate includes:

Stop Saying The 2018 Dodge Demon Is Banned From The Dragstrip

  Stop Saying The 2018 Dodge Demon Is Banned From The Dragstrip <p>The car is amazing, it's super fast, it lifts the tires and it's street legal.</p>"Why build a car you can't race?" cried the internet.

That car’s broadened stance appears to be better suited for track -day cornering, whereas the Demon should be a quarter-mile Dodge Challenger Demon Gets Dedicated Drag Mode and Dampers, Might Make 815 Horsepower ! Here's the Scoop on the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon - Car News.

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  • Performance powertrain control module with high-octane engine calibration
  • Replacement switch module containing high-octane button
  • Conical performance air filter
  • Passenger mirror block-off plate
  • Narrow, front-runner drag wheels
  • Hydraulic floor jack with carrying bag
  • Cordless impact wrench with charger
  • Torque wrench with extension and socket
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Fender cover
  • Tool bag
  • Foam case that fits into the SRT Demon trunk and securely holds the front runner wheels and track tools

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be available in 14 exterior colors, with a choice of cloth or Laguna leather interior, when it begins production later this year at the company's Brampton, Ontario assembly plant. Just 3,000 Demons will be built for the U.S. (and another 300 for Canada). Deliveries begin this fall.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon interior© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon interior

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Watch The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon's 840-HP V8 Engine Scream On the Dyno .
<p>It had to be factory-tested on a setup originally designed for NASCAR engines.</p>To wring out every last bit of power from the Hellcat's existing 6.2-liter engine, the tiny crack team of FCA SRT engineers worked in near-total secrecy to redesign over 60 percent of the internals, including the cast-iron block, high-strength alloy pistons, powder-forged connecting rods, and crankshaft. They also rigged up the car's special air intake chiller system and rigged the whole thing to run on 100-octane gas. Parts suppliers were given the bare minimum details to work with, sometimes just a target figure, and internal simulator work helped piece everything together.

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