Auto Shows Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

22:37  14 april  2017
22:37  14 april  2017 Source:   Motor Trend

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 www.ifyouknowyouknow.com. 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.

Dodge announced its 2018 Challenger SRT Demon muscle vehicle during the ongoing New York Auto Show. The vehicle is touted to be the most powerful muscle car with an 840-horsepower engine and 770 pound-feet torque.

Last week, Dodge teased all the things it did to reduce weight in the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon , hinting that the new variant weighs at least 200 pounds less than a Challenger Hellcat. Motor Trend. Refreshing or Revolting : 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has finally been revealed, and it doesn't disappoint. With its many production car firsts, including a torque reserve system, TransBrake, Freon-chilled intercooler, factory-equipped drag radials, an after-run chiller, and more, the Demon may be the most potent drag-racing-focused street car ever. But how do its looks stack up?

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.

"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." Refreshing or Revolting : 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge performance brand officially revealed the ferocious muscle car it's worked on for two years -- the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon -- on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

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The retro-inspired Challenger is getting long in the tooth, but Dodge's SRT division injects new life into the design with the Demon. Though the Demon isn't a replacement for the Hellcat (the two will be sold side by side), we'll use SRT's other devilish high-performance offering for comparison.

From the front, the first thing you'll notice is the wide-mouth hood scoop that's nearly the same width as the grille. The opening looks at least twice as wide as the scoop on the Hellcat, and the Demon's scoop is also taller. The Demon gets air catcher headlamps just like the Challenger T/A and Hellcat, and its front lip spoiler is similar to the Hellcat's. The fender flares and wide 315/40 tires lend the Demon a squat, planted appearance from almost any angle, but especially the front.

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.

Dodge announced its 2018 Challenger SRT Demon muscle vehicle during the ongoing New York Auto Show. The vehicle is touted to be the most powerful muscle car with an 840-horsepower engine and 770 pound-feet torque.

Today, Dodge is shaking the foundation of the entire performance car industry, launching New York International Auto Show week with its wickedly fast new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – highly capable on the street, absolutely dominating at the drag strip.

The hard side view is the one angle where the wide body is least visually impactful, but the bulged-out wheel arches still help the Demon stand out from lesser Challengers. The stylized Demon emblem on the front fender and black five-spoke 18x11-inch wheels in front of large brakes also help. From this angle, the taller hood scoop is even more noticeable.

Around back, we again get the sense of increased width thanks to the flares. The rear wing doesn't look all that different from the one found on the Hellcat and SRT 392, and the taillights and rear fascia appear unchanged from the 2015 refresh. Like other Challenger models, the Demon features dual rectangular exhaust tips, but the sound from them should be different thanks to the torque reserve system and 808-hp (or 840-hp on race gas) supercharged 6.2-liter V-8.

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The Demon's interior should look familiar to anyone who has seen a Challenger before, but there are little details that set this special model apart. The center stack gets FCA's 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen loaded with a unique version of Performance Pages. On the passenger-side HVAC vent, there's a numbered plaque displaying the serial number, owner's name, and the Demon logo. The passenger seat and rear bench are optional (each available for $1) in order to save weight. Behind the front seats are mounting points for a harness bar and netting to hold helmets.

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.

Today, Dodge is shaking the foundation of the entire performance car industry, launching New York International Auto Show week with its wickedly fast new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – highly capable on the street, absolutely dominating at the drag strip.

Fiat Chrysler AutomobilesÕ Dodge performance brand officially revealed the ferocious muscle car it's worked on for two years -- the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon -- on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon elevates the Challenger to a new level of performance, but does it do enough styling-wise? Tell us in the comments below.

Last week, we asked you about the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback, and responses were surprisingly mixed.

got265 was a fan, saying "Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. The only issue I have with it is that the design feels a bit racy for Buick. Every time I see one on the street it looks too sporty than what I traditionally think a Buick is."

"It reminds me of a classic suit - looks good, will look good for years, but not showy," said vanillagorilla80.

Regal17Driver, however, was disappointed: "A real let down. Not revolting, but where the current model looks unique and classy, this car looks like many others and has no distinct personality. It resembles a Mazda 6 and Chrysler 200 with some Audi influenced headlights and tail lights. The interior loses any sense of luxury and cohesion. It looks like an average mainstream midsize interior and not in a good way..."

"The 'hatch' looks quite generic," said Intrigued_One. "The new Buick interiors look cheapened vs. the previous generation -- very generic looking. The previous-gen GS was a stunner, this new design language looks plebian."

Demon's Tires Are Too Wide For Assembly Line .
Dodge's Brampton, Ontario plant was designed to accommodate cars with 275mm wide tires. The Demon has 315s.Originally, Dodge's Brampton, Ontario plant, where the Challenger is built, was only designed to accommodate tires no larger than 275mm wide. Until the Demon and the Widebody came into being, 275mm tires were the widest fit to a Challenger, but the new models use 315mm and 305mm width tires, respectively.

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