The 2018 Dodge Demon will be a drag-strip dominating piece of kit right from the factory with its torque reserve RPM limiter and included drag tires, among many other features. Keeping a racecar cool is a large part of its performance, however, so Fiat Chrysler has developed a solution to make the Demon’s engine “perform like it is running in the cold Alaskan air.”
The Demon will be the first-ever production car with a factory liquid-to-air charge air cooling system. Whereas conventional cooling systems use cold air or coolant to reduce air induction temperatures, the Demon’s will tap into the Challenger’s air-conditioning system to aid in cooling when in Drag mode. Dodge says this has resulted in a 45 degree Fahrenheit reduction in intake air temperature – which can have a huge effect on a forced-induction car especially.
Check out the teaser video that Dodge has sent over for the special cooling system embedded above. There’s just three more teasers left until the Demon makes its international debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show in April – so expect any future releases to include some more telling info than we’ve been receiving.