Finally!, After all this time of getting teaser shots of it over these last few weeks and months, Dodge have officially released the absolutely crazy Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
Lets start off with the numbers first shall we?. First of all it produces 840bhp from a 6.2L Hemi Demon V8, it can do a 0-60 mph sprint in 2.3 seconds pulling 1.8 G’s of force, 100 MPH comes up in 5.1 seconds. it can do the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph, overall torque is 770 ib-ft with a rev limiter of 6,500rpm, it can do a 0-30 in 1 second which is unbelievable, Power wise it has 133bhp more than the already mental Challenger Hellcat. Take That Shelby and Chevrolet!
On the outside it is very similar to the Hellcat in terms of looks but seems to of started on the steroids, it has massive scoops on the bonnet, a front splitter, wide arches and absolutely huge tires, a rear spoiler and Quad exhausts.
Mechanical wise it has the first ever Liquid-to-air charge air cooler system which drops intake temperature by 45 degrees which is the first time it’s ever been fitted to a production vehicle, to go along with that it comes with updated rear-gearing to help put it’s torque down, the largest functional cool-air intake system ever to be found on a production vehicle, it has a 2.7 litre supercharger which puts out 14.5 pounds of boost which can switch between running on traditional pump fuel and 100 octane racing gas. It also sits on Nitto Drag Radial Tires for the full drag racer effect. It has the highest horsepower of any production car, the highest G Force of any production car, First Wheelie from a production car, Quickest 0-60 of any production car and the world’s fastest 1/4 mile of any production car.
Interior wise it’s been stripped out with only the drivers seat staying, the passenger seat and the rear seats can be put back in for a $1 each- yes, you read that right!, The reason why the seats are taken out is to save weight as the Challenger isn’t exactly a lightweight car, also the rear suspension is loosened to help shift the weight to the rear quicker than a traditional Hellcat.
the Demon can reach full boost within six feet of launching off the start line by using drag technology which is the first time this has ever been applied to a production vehicle. it’s so crazy that the NHRA confirmed the quarter mile time then instantly banned the car from competition straight afterwards – way to go Dodge! don’t worry though, buyers are still aloud to run it, just not compete in it.
The Demon is a proper drag car for the streets with super skinny drag tires also in with the car, like what you’d find on any proper drag car. The Demon is a sub 10 second car straight out the box from factory.
Prices haven’t been revealed as of yet and there’s no info of how many will be made neither.
it’s rivals are the Mustang GT500 Super Snake and the Hennessy Exorcist which have 750 bhp and 1000bhp respectively which puts the Demon slap bang in the middle of both it’s rivals.
Hope You Enjoy!
By Alex Jebson.