Enthusiasts Watch the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Stretch Its Legs on the Dyno

18:41  11 march  2018
18:41  11 march  2018 Source:   MSN

Watch This LS-Swapped Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Wave Goodbye to a Dodge Challenger

  Watch This LS-Swapped Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Wave Goodbye to a Dodge Challenger <p>The old extended cab can really get up and go.</p>This cat-and-mouse game between an early-90s Chevrolet C/K with an LS engine swap and a current-generation Dodge Challenger SRT 392 with a ProCharger kit was posted to YouTube over the weekend. While we'd much rather see this kind of action confined to the relative safety of a drag strip, at least these guys had the sense to pick an empty highway for their shenanigans.

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A tuner shop in Virginia got its hands on the long-awaited SRT Demon and did the first sensible thing—find out how much power it puts down at the wheels. Dodge says the two-door coupe will make 808-horsepower at the crank on 91 octane gas, but as with any car, that number declines by the time that power reaches the ground. The question is, how much does the figure differ than the one Dodge claims?


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Turns out, not by much. After strapping it onto the dynamometer, the results show the rear-wheel-drive car peaking at 724-hp while running ordinary pump fuel. That's an approximate 10% loss of power from the drivetrain. The SRT Demon is also rated at 840-hp on 100 octane racing fuel. Either way, it will produce an excess of 700-wheel-horsepower. By comparison, the SRT Hellcat is good for 707-hp at the flywheel and, according to the same tuner shop, 640-whp.

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  Watch This 1,900-HP Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Lay Down a 7-Second Quarter Mile <p>You don't have to be light to be fast.</p>The Ford SVT Lightning was a pretty potent package out of the box, though the cast iron block and other old school techniques were showing their age by the end of its run in the mid-2000s. But this 2004 model ditches the stock running gear for a 400 cubic inch Ford small block V-8 built by Bennett Racing, a pair of twin 88 mm Bullseye turbos, a turbo 400 transmission from M&M Transmission, custom suspension from Menscer Motorsports, and a gigantic pair of drag slicks out back. The whole thing is good for about 1,900 horsepower at the crank.

The SRT Demon is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 and will go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2.3 seconds. Production is limited to just 3,300 units. Priced at $84,995, these numbers make the muscle car a pretty big bang for its buck. Finding one at that price, however, will prove to be difficult despite the carmaker's attempt to discourage markups.

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