The 2018 Dodge Demon is set to make its debut in just 6 days time. Dodge has been slowly releasing information on the Challenger Hellcat-based muscle car in the weeks leading up to its release, so here’s everything we know about the car thus far.
It Will Be Lighter Than A Hellcat
The first official Demon teaser from Dodge, entitled ‘Reduction’, revealed the Demon will feature lightweight suspension components along with lightweight wheels and brakes and a partially stripped out interior. The biggest weight savings have come by removing the front passenger and rear seats, however removing the sound deadening, parking sensors, carpet and spare tire cover has also contributed to mass loss. All told, the Demon will be about 200 lbs lighter than a Hellcat.
It Will Have A Wide Bodykit
Perhpas the most widely known fact about the Demon is that it will have a widebody kit. The flared out fenders will allow for huge 18/305 wheels and Nitto tires to be fitted at all four corners, contributing to overall grip and giving the Challenger an even more menacing look. Other visual enhancements we’re aware of include a huge Air Grabber hood scoop and Demon badges.
It Will Produce At Least 750HP
One of Dodge’s teaser videos for the Demon showed off some of the vehicles’ performance pages, which will display important information to the driver through the vehicle’s UConnect center display such as oil and air temperatures, air-fuel ratio and more. The performance pages included the results of a demo dyno run Dodge had done with the Demon, showing a result of 750 horsepower and around 710 lb-ft of torque. The same pages also showed a 0-60 mph time of around 3 seconds, a 0-100 time of 6.8 seconds and 1/4-mile time of 10.5 seconds. These probably aren’t final performance figures, but they give us a rough idea of what to expect.
It Will Have Drag Racing Specific Features
While General Motors and Ford fight for road course supremacy with the Camaro and Mustang, Dodge has smartly elected to go against the grain and chase quarter-mile times with the Challenger. It will feature a ‘Torque Reserve’ function that limits the RPM to build boost in the supercharger, a ‘Trans Brake’ to prevent the car creeping forward while building boost and drag racing optimized suspension geometry. In ‘Drag’ mode the car will also repurpose its air conditioning cooler to keep the engine chilled before and after quarter-mile runs.
It Will Come With A Crate Of Parts And Tools
One of the more interesting features of the Demon is the crate of branded tools and parts it will come with. The crate will include Demon-branded drag wheels with drag slicks, a jack, torque wrench, tire pressure gauge and more. Dodge also mentioned the ‘Demon Track Pack System’ will come included in the crate, but we don’t yet know what that is.
The 2018 Dodge Demon will make its debut during a special event on Tuesday, April 11th at 7:30 p.m. Check back to FC Authority tomorrow for Dodge’s final teaser before the car’s debut, which can be live streamed at this link Tuesday evening.