Rumors Suggest the Challenger SRT Demon Will Be Faster Than the SRT Hellcat

April 7th, 2017 by

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The Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models are the fastest and most extreme muscle cars, but they might be lapped by a new Dodge model, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

Dodge has created a vehicle even faster than the Challenger SRT Hellcat, and it might blow our minds when it is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in April.

The “Demon” nameplate is not a first for Dodge. The first Dodge Demon was actually produced in 1971 as a special-edition performance model of the Dodge Dart. Then, the name came back in 2007 at the Geneva Motor show as a small two-seater performance concept. Now, the name is being brought to life again as the newest and fastest Dodge ever.

We don’t know its track times yet, but Dodge has said the Demon will beat the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s quarter mile times. That means, the Demon will do a quarter of a mile faster than 11.2 seconds on street tires and 10.8 seconds on drag slicks. What?!? That is crazy talk for a production car!

We don’t have all the details yet, but the weekly teasers are slowly releasing more information. Here’s what we know!

Latest teaser- other teasers below!

The Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models are the fastest and most extreme muscle cars, but they might be lapped by a new Dodge model, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

Dodge has created a vehicle even faster than the Challenger SRT Hellcat, and it might blow our minds when it is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in April.

The “Demon” nameplate is not a first for Dodge. The first Dodge Demon was actually produced in 1971 as a special-edition performance model of the Dodge Dart. Then, the name came back in 2007 at the Geneva Motor show as a small two-seater performance concept. Now, the name is being brought to life again as the newest and fastest Dodge ever.

We don’t know its track times yet, but Dodge has said the Demon will beat the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s quarter mile times. That means, the Demon will do a quarter of a mile faster than 11.2 seconds on street tires and 10.8 seconds on drag slicks. What?!? That is crazy talk for a production car!

There aren’t many details yet, but the weekly teasers are slowly releasing more information. Here’s what we have learned so far.

Video 2: Reduction

From the second teaser, “Reduction,” we know the Challenger SRT Demon will be more than 200 pounds lighter than the Challenger SRT Hellcat allowing for a much faster, smoother, and well-handled ride. The video and a press release suggest that “adjustments” have been made to the vehicle’s wheels, steering, suspension, brakes, interior construction and components.

Video 3: Wide Body

The third teaser, “Wide Body” reminds us about past talk about Dodge releasing a widebody Challenger SRT Hellcat. In the teaser we can see that the new Challenger SRT Demon will have a wide body frame and a press release gives us more details, “the combination of 11-inch-wide wheels, high-profile drag radials and integrated fender flares adds 3.5 inches to the overall width of the Challenger SRT Demon for an intimidating, purposeful stance.”

Video 4: Crate

From the fourth teaser, “Crate,” we learned a lot more about the vehicle.

Here’s what Dodge revealed in a press release, “… that general consensus seems to be that the Challenger SRT Demon is a single-seat, gutted-out, purpose-built drag car.”

The release continued with, “… each customer can decide at the time of order, or once they own the car, or even on a moment’s notice that they want their car to favor street performance, drag strip performance or something in between.”In the video it looks as if the Challenger SRT Demon vehicle will come with a toolbox full of tools and parts so owners can easily and quickly modify their car to meet their needs.

Video 5: Forced Induction 

Not only does the quick teaser announce that the SRT Demon will have a forced induction “Air Grabber” system, but it also shows how that system works. We don’t know specifics, but typically Air Grabber systems have the capability to add 30 horsepower and take up to a half a second off the 0-60 mph time according to Summit Racing.

Video 6: Multiplication

In the 6th video release “Multiplication” Dodge shows a short and powerful 16 second clip featuring the Demon’s tires. The point of the video is to demonstrate the Demon’s ability to launch in slow-motion. The tires will be equipped to handle a much faster launch force than the Hellcat. Can you believe that?

Video 7: Third Law

The Third Law teaser has the brilliant caption, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Watch the video to see that reaction come to life with the SRT Demon’s revised suspension.

Video 8: Race-Hardened Parts

This teaser shows that the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has “legit race-hardened parts.” The elements shown in the video include:

  • Heat treated A383 Aluminum
  • Increased capacity high strength steel
  • 41 Spline strength steel
  • Demon logo’d harness bar

Video 9: Performance Pages

In a race ready car like the SRT Demon, tracking and viewing a vehicle’s performance is an essential modern feature. In this teaser, Dodge shows the SRT Demon’s performance pages feature. Some specs drivers will be able to view in the performance pages feature include timers, gauges and G-force. Pretty cool, we can’t wait to see this feature in person!

Video 10: No Pills

The No Pills video focussed on the exhaust that will come with the Demon. The unique and first of a kind exhaust system will allow the Demon to achieve reverse torque. In simple terms, this means that the Demon will have more air flow through the engine resulting in increased RPM without the high amount of torque hurting the brakes and spinning the rear tires.

Video 11: Lock and Load

Lock and Load! This video is regards to the TransBrake feature that will be on the SRT Demon. The SRT Demon will be the first street vehicle to have the feature. The TransBrake feature allows for improved reaction time and consistent launches according to the New York Times. This is another huge announcement in regards to performance parts the Challenger SRT Demon will come equipped with.

Video 12: No Ice

This teaser is so unique and cool (pun intended). Pay close attention to catch a glimpse of the staged and pre-staged photo which shows a road with ice and one without. The video is talking about the cooling system the Demon will come with. In exact words from Dodge, the system will “help the engine perform like it is running in the cold Alaskan air, even after a day of runs down the strip on a hot summer day.” Well said, Dodge!

Video 13: Fuel

This final video before the release of the Demon and again it displays a unique “first of its kind” feature. The video shows that the Demon will be the first factory car to come the ability to handle 100+ octane race fuel and a 91- octane pump.

Wow. We can’t wait to see what this baby is going to look like!

13 videos definitely isn’t enough and we can’t wait to see the big reveal of the all-new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon at the New York International Auto Show! In the meantime, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest details. Until then, check out our speedy collection of  SRT Chargers and Challengers at your South Florida Dodge Dealer, Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

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