Dodge stripped more than 200 pounds from the Challenger when developing the 2018 Demon by removing almost anything it deemed unnecessary. That means the audio system, front and rear passenger seats, sound deadening, trunk carpeting and more all had to go. That doesn’t mean prospective Demon customers won’t have the option to put all that content back in, however.
Dodge will throw the front passenger seat and rear seats back in the Demon for $1 each. If you want the trunk carpeting put back in, that’ll be a dollar as well. The automaker probably could have thrown the seats and carpeting back in for free at the customer’s request, but let’s be honest, charging $1 for them is a cool little shtick.
Other optional extras offered with the Demon include a 900-watt Harmon Kardon audio system, a power sunroof, heated and ventilated leather front seats with a heated steering wheel, a painted Satin Black hood and a painted Satin Black hood, roof and decklid package. Pricing for these optional extras has yet to be announced.
Apart from the seats, audio system and carpeting, Dodge also saved weight with the Demon by:
- Using smaller, hollow sway bars (19 lbs lost)
- Removed mastic, body deadeners, insulators and foam (18 pounds)
- Used lightweight all-aluminum four-piston brake calipers and a smaller, 360-mm two-piece rotor (16 lbs)
- Switched to lightweight wheels and open-end lug nuts (16 lbs)
- Switched to manual tilt/telescope steering column (4 lbs)
- Removed park sensors and module (2 lbs)