Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: What We Know Apr 3, 2017 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)
Dodge has teased buyers and fans with information about the upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. While information on the vehicle is still fairly limited, there is more than enough to get us excited for the official debut of the “Dodge Demon” in April during the New York Auto Show.
Drag Strip Styling
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is a production model that has been designed for top drag racers with special equipment. The performance options include skinny front wheels, which you can bolt on right at the strip. The prototypes that we have seen have a hood scoop that we haven’t seen on any other model, along with a unique dual headlight and airflow passages. There are also some features that you can add to other Challenger SRT models, such as visible rivets, LB Performance stickers, and hood pins.
Powertrain information is among the most limited, but we know that the Dodge SRT Demon will have an exclusive cooling system. It will be the very first factory production car that features a liquid-to-air system. This cooled air induction system can drop the intake charge by as much as 45 degrees.
The Challenger SRT Demon appears to share the same platform with other Challenger models like the one pictured above. The only exception will be the hood scoop and the fender flares, which widen the Demon coupe by approximately 3.5 inches. The Demon will also drop 232 pounds by removing all of the seats except for the driver’s seat. (There is an optional passenger seat.) No trunk trim, fewer sound-deadening materials, and lighter-duty brakes all drop the weight further. The Dodge Demon is a lightweight drag monster with an over-the-top advertising campaign that captures the crazy essence of the performance marque.