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Every So Often, All Hell Breaks Loose
Behold, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon, an 840-horsepower, 9-second muscle car that is anything but angelic.
Tim Kuniskis, the head of passenger cars for Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT®, explains it like this:
“With the SRT Demon, our goal was to build a car that would tattoo the Dodge Brand logo into the subconscious of the general market, beyond even our loyal enthusiasts. To do so, we had to set records . . . go beyond even the legendary SRT Hellcat.”
And they did.
Here is the early resume of the new SRT Demon:
› World’s fastest 0-60 production vehicle
› World’s first production car front wheel lift
› World’s fastest quarter-mile production car ever
› Highest g-force acceleration of any production car (1.8 g)
› Highest horsepower production V8 ever produced
How does the SRT Demon do it? Here’s what you get with the SRT Demon:
› First-ever factory-production car with a TransBrake, drag radials, SRT Power Chiller, After-Run Chiller, drag mode suspension
› First-ever factory-production car designed to run on high-octane fuel and accommodate front runners
› First-ever factory-production Challenger with a rear seat delete, torque reserve on demand and drag mode launch assist
› Most air induction sources of any production car using a single air box
› Largest air induction volume of any production car
› Highest fuel flow rate of any production car
› Largest factory gasoline supercharger of any modern production car
› Most technologically advanced factory-production drag car
› Largest functional hood scoop opening of any production car
› First-ever factory-production car with a front passenger seat delete
And with all that, you can even get leather, heated seats and a 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system if you choose. But make no mistake, the heart of the SRT Demon is the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V8, rated at 840 horsepower and 770 lb.-ft. of torque. And it’s only available from the Dodge Brand.
If total drag strip domination is what you’re after, get in line for one of only 3,000 SRT Demon vehicles that will be sold in the U.S. (another 300 will be sold in Canada). For one year only. Coming this fall.
Hell hath no fury like this.
Visit your local FCA US LC dealer or go online to Dodge.com/Demon.