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April 12, 2017

All Hail The 840hp 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

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A world premiere years in the making, a marketing campaign that spanned months, and a pre-show that felt like a lifetime and the Demon is finally here. Debuted to over 500 in conjunction with the New York International Auto Show and broadcast live around the world to millions (as well as 100s who looked on at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill), the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has arrived.
Though born after the Hellcat there is no question which of the Challenger brethren is the dominant force in the family. With an astounding 840hp V8, producing 1.8Gs on the launch the Demon has a 9.65 second quarter-mile time making it the fastest 1/4 mile production car in the world. The Demon is supported by 100+ octane fuel, race hardened parts, Air Grabber cold-air intake, on-board Performance Pages, a liquid-to-air charge air cooler system and the list goes on…

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
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