Dodge’s latest monster muscle car is a mega-power drag-race special, and its name is Demon. Standard Demons come with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that cranks out 808 hp, but owners can increase that to 840 hp with the Demon Crate package. So equipped, Dodge claims that the Demon will demolish the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 miles per hour (mph). Read on to find how the Demon provides a luxury experience like nobody else.
Designed, engineered, and built for absolute drag strip domination, the limited-production 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is powered by a 840-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V-8 engine, making it the most powerful muscle car ever and the world’s fastest quarter-mile production car with an elapsed time of 9.65 seconds at 140 miles per hour, as certified by National Hot Rod Association.
To make all that horsepower and immense 770 pounds-feet of torque transfer to the pavement, Dodge/ SRT engineers used a variety of proven drag racing strategies and several technology-firsts to build the first-ever production car to produce a front-wheel lift as certified by Guinness World Records.
After plunking down $86,090, buyers can fit a bunch of extra bits on their Demons to get the power figure up to 840 horsepower when burning 100-octane gasoline. All the add-ons, including skinny front wheels, can be had for just one dollar as part of what Dodge calls the Demon Crate.
Other updates include:
Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V-8 engine produces
840 horsepower and 770
pounds-feet of torque when equipped with available Direct Connection engine controller (first ever for production car) and fueled with 100+ high-octane unleaded fuel. Engine develops 808 horsepower and 717 pounds-feet of torque with 91-octane fuel
Air-Grabber induction system includes the largest functional hood scoop (45.2 square inches) of any production car
First-ever, factory-production car with TransBrake combined with Torque Reserve, to deliver the highest g-force acceleration of any production car
After-Run Chiller (production car first) runs the cooling fan and the low-temperature circuit coolant pump after engine shutdown
Award-winning and factory production cars first SRT Power Chiller redirects air conditioning refrigerant to help cool compressed air entering the supercharged Demon V-8 engine
Bilstein Adaptive Damping shocks have been tuned for drag racing, shifting as much weight as possible on the rear tires at launch for maximum traction. The weight transfer improves rear tire grip
Drag Mode Launch Assist (factory car first) uses wheel speed sensors to watch for driveline-damaging wheel hop at launch and in milliseconds modifies the engine torque to regain full grip
Factory-installed, 315/40R18 Nitto street-legal drag radials for improved grip and 40 percent more launch force compared with standard SRT Challenger Hellcat tires
Available narrow “front-runner” wheels for use at drag strips to cut front-end weight and rolling resistance.
– Source: Press Release