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It is official: Demonic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ready to terrorise

12.04.2017

Leaked online earlier this week, Dodge has now officially unveiled its much hyped about Challenger SRT Demon ahead of the New York Auto Show.

Teased in a lengthy online campaign stretching back nearly two months, the fastest and most powerful Dodge road car ever produced builds on the already insane Challenger SRT Hellcat, with the biggest talking point being its hypercar rivalling power outputs and performance figures.

As previously reported, the Demon tips the scales at 91 kg less than the Hellcat, thanks to a lack of items such as passenger's seat, sound system, rear seat and boot lining, all of which can still be had as options.

Kept under wraps until now, the Demon's biggest trump card lies underneath its bonnet where the Hellcat's 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V8 has been revised to produce a whopping 626 kW instead of 527 kW, and an equally insane 1 044 Nm of torque.

As well as a new 2.7-litre supercharger instead of the Hellcat's 2.4-litre unit, dual-stage fuel pumps, boost pressure raised from 11.6 PSI to 14.5 PSI, functioning Air-Grabber bonnet scoop and ability to run on both 91 octane and 100+ high octane fuel, Dodge claims the Demon will accelerate from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in a hypercar rivalling 2.3 seconds, and dispatch the obligatory quarter mile in 9.6 seconds while travelling at 225 km/h.

Mated to an extensively updated eight-speed TorqueFlight automatic gearbox, the Demon is also certified by Guinness World Records as the first production road car to lift its front wheels of the ground, while the bespoke 18-inch Nitto tyres are road and drag strip approved.

Able to generate a g-force rating of 1.8g, again the highest for any road legal production car, the Demon also has three modes - Street, Drag and Custom - that varies power and torque outputs, gear shifts and suspension, as well as a TransBrake feature in Drag mode which locks the transmission output shaft to hold and delivers 18 percent more torque when getting ready to set off.

In addition to incorporating a Drag mode specific launch control setup, the Demon further boasts an industry first Power Chiller system which diverts refrigerant from the air-conditioning to a low-temperature circuit coolant pump that manages the flow of cold air when in Drag mode.

An equally novel After-Run Chiller then helps to keep engine temperatures down in preparation for the next run. This, including performance figures, g-force, torque graphics, boost pressure etc. can be monitored via the Performance Pages on the 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system.

Somewhat curiously, the Demon also features a Eco and Valet mode accessed via the Performance Pages, which disables the steering mounted shift paddles and launch control, limits revs to 4 000 rpm and restricts power output. This can however be switched out by entering a four-digit PIN code chosen by the driver.

Limited to just 3 000 units with production set to commence later this year, Dodge has so far declined to reveal final pricing.

Article written by Autodealer
12.04.2017
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Posted by: Jan Marjee
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will this be available in SA.
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On special order
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Estimate of pricing?
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When is the Demon coming to South Africa
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