The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Makes The Hellcat Look Like Hello Kitty!

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Makes The Hellcat Look Like Hello Kitty!

Some time ago we wrote an article on a custom Dodge Hellcat inspired by the fender flared movement coming out of Japan that in our opinion just made the Hellcat look plain goofy and out of place.

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Fast forwarding to 2018, the engineers at MOPAR made their own edition of a functional wide-body Dodge Challenger SRT that we all just absolutely love and it is sinisterly called the SRT Demon.

For those of you who do not know, this isn’t the first time Dodge used the Demon badge. Back in the early 70’s there was such a thing known as the 340 Dart Demon. Of course, this car wasn’t nearly as fast as the Challenger but none the less it was a cool classic.

Dodge Demon badges
Retro and modern Demon badges.

As for the 2018 Dodge Demon, it made its official debut in front of a crowd of eager journalists and excited muscle car fans at the New York International Auto Show Tuesday night.

The new wide-body Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is a barely street-legal V8 that can crank out 840 HP and 770 pound-feet of torque making it the fastest made production car from 0-100 MPH ever produced.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Yes folks, that means it is faster than your current favorite American muscle cars and the $1.6 million dollar exotic car infamously known as the Bugatti Veyron based on the 1/4 mile time.

The all new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is powered by a Supercharged 6.2L HEMI SRT Demon V8 engine equipped with a functional Air-Grabber hood scoop and Torque Reverse Launch System.

2018 Dodge Demon
Functional Air Grabber Hood Scoop

The Torque Reserve Launch System is responsible for managing the fuel flow to the cylinders and changes spark events and timing in order to wind up the supercharger ahead of take-off without overtaxing the brakes and breaking the tires loose.

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The new Challenger SRT is race ready and optimized for the drag strip. The 18inch wheels come wrapped in four Nitto 315/40R18 NT05R sticky radials also known as street-legal cheaters that are just short of full track slicks.

Dodge Demon tires
Nitto’s 315/40R18 NT05R

The Demon is so powerful, that on its way to 60 mph, it can actually lift its front tires off the ground, which is definitely a first for a production car.

Although pricing hasn’t been determined on the 2018 Dodge Demon, Tim Kuniskis, head of the SRT team expects it to be well under $100,000.

My only question is, since I primarily travel on the congested North Dallas Tollway, I wonder how well it can perform at 5 MPH?

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