Yesterday spy shots surfaced that were purported to be of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but we’re having our doubts that the images are indeed of the highly anticipated muscle car.
There’s a few obvious discrepancies with the supposed prototype that is seen in the images, which are hosted over at Motor1, in addition to a variety of other websites. The Demon’s 18-inch wheels and Nitto tires are no where to be seen and a different set of wheels shod in Pirelli tires are in their place. A few images of the car also show it with Liberty Walk, Hurst, Recaro, Borla, Rotiform and Nitto decals, which wouldn’t typically wouldn’t be on a pre-production prototype. We also have it on good authority that this is actually a Metro Detroit resident’s project car and a member of our team has even spotted it driving around on dealer plates on a number of occasions.
Further fuelling our doubts is this image of the exact same car that was quietly uploaded to CarSpyPhotos.net in late January. The image shows the car casually parked in someone’s driveway on a residential street, which Dodge likely wouldn’t allow to happen that long before the car’s debut. Additionally, the car has hood pins, a styling element that wasn’t seen on the leaked video of the Demon from The Fate of the Furious set and hasn’t been seen on other prototypes. The large air scooped hood is certainly curious, but it’s far from concrete evidence that we’re looking at a Demon prototype.
Check out the photos at this link at let us know if you think this is the real deal or not in the comments.