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The 2018 Dodge Demon Has Been Revealed With Guest Wiz Khalifa & Leah Pritchett, The Stats Are Unreal!

As we speak, Dodge is finally pulling the cover off their much anticipated, drag-strip-ready Demon packaged Challenger.

Thanks to a series of teaser videos and a little-leaked information, we know the car is built for the drag strip, though unlike the track-only Chevrolet COPO, Ford Super Cobra Jet and Dodge’s own Drag Pack Challengers, the Demon is street legal and street-drivable. It will ride on smaller 18″ wheels compared to the Hellcat Challenger’s 20″ rolling stock and will come with a pair of “skinnies”, a specially fitted pair of narrowed front wheels that reduce weight on the front end of the car.

Mechanically, the car features a host of track-centric features that will set it far apart from any other modern muscle car. The many of the drag-race specific upgrades and features are in the transmission, which itself is geared specifically for the 1/4 mile and has a trans brake that engages low gear and reverse, allowing the engine to spin feely, similar to how a car with a clutch can be revved and “dumped”. The transmission also features a higher stall torque converter that gets the engine into the powerband quicker.

Via Dodge:

Fastest quarter-mile car in the world; banned by the NHRA

  • 840 horsepower and 770 pounds-feet of torque from supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Demon V-8 engine makes Dodge Challenger SRT Demon the most-powerful muscle car ever
  • Highest horsepower V-8 production car engine ever produced
  • First-ever front-wheel lift in production car (2.92 feet) as certified by Guinness World Records
  • World’s fastest quarter-mile production car with an elapsed time (ET) of 9.65 seconds and 140 miles per hour (mph) as certified by National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)
  • Challenger SRT Demon is too fast for the drag strip – officially banned by NHRA
  • World’s fastest 0-60 production car: 2.3 seconds
  • 0-30 miles per hour: 1.0 second
  • Highest g-force acceleration of any production car: 1.8 g
  • Air-Grabber™ induction system includes the largest functional hood scoop (45.2 square inches) of any production car
  • Significant upgrades to create the Demon engine include:
    • Larger 2.7-liter per rev supercharger; increased boost pressure to 14.5 psi
    • Higher rpm limit of 6,500
    • First-ever factory-production car with innovative SRT Power Chiller™ liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system
    • First factory-production car with After-Run Chiller that keeps cooling the supercharger/charge air cooler after the engine is shut off
  • First-ever, factory-production car designed to run on 100+ high-octane unleaded fuel or 91 octane on demand
  • First-ever, factory-production car with TransBrake for more powerful and quicker launches
  • First-ever, factory-production drag car with Torque Reserve, to deliver increased levels of power and torque at launch
  • First-ever, factory-production car with front passenger seat delete
  • Exclusive, serialized Demon Crate offers components that fully unleash the car’s potential at the drag strip
  • Challenger SRT Demon is covered by FCA US LLC factory warranty, including three-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty and five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage
  • Production of limited-edition single model year (3,000 United States/300 Canada) Challenger SRT Demon begins later this summer; deliveries to Dodge//SRT dealers to begin this fall
  • All customers who buy the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon receive one full-day session at Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving
  • Dodge has named Hagerty as its official insurance provider of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The car will be the first ever factory built car to ride on drag radials and will have a line-lock to help get the rears nice and sticky for hard launches. The car will also have a massive hood scoop to feed cool air into the engine and will be ~3.5″ wider thanks to fender flares above all 4 wheels. While the main two numbers are yet to be announced – horsepower levels are rumored to be 800-1,000 and cost between $80,000 and $125,000 – but we should have that info momentarily. With these specs and components on board, we could be looking at a car capable of running into the 9-second zone straight off of the showroom floor, IF you can get your hands one, that is.