For the past month or so, Fiat Chrysler has been using its Thursday mornings to release more information on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which is set to debut at the 2017 New York International Auto Show in April. Today, the automaker revealed the widebody, Hellcat-based Demon will feature a massive ‘Air Grabber’ hood scoop (pictured above) along with a special air box duct to feed the cold air intake.
The 2018 Challenger SRT Demon’s hood scoop will measure 45 square inches, making it the largest hood scoop ever fitted to a production vehicle. Within the intake is a special duct that channels additional air to the cold air intake (pictured below), which is joined by two ‘Air Catcher’ headlamps on either side of the vehicle to help cool forced induction engine. According to Dodge, the new cold air system “significantly increased airflow, while also dropping the inlet air temperature by more than 30 degrees compared with the Hellcat.”
Last week Dodge revealed the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon would come with a special crate of tools and performance parts that will allow the owner to switch the car from a street to a drag strip setup. Prior to that release the automaker delved out some information on the car’s lightweight 18×11 wheels and Nitto drag radials and also revealed that it would be lighter than 4,500 lb Challenger Hellcat on which it’s based. Dodge will make 10 more teaser video releases before the Demon is revealed this spring, so be sure to check back every Thursday morning for more info.