Fiat Chrysler has been teasing the 2018 Dodge Demon for the better part of two months now and the week of its debut is finally upon us. We’ll find out the full skinny on the widebody Demon tomorrow night, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from cooking up one last bit of speculation to help keep the rumor mill spinning.
According to Jalopnik, the Demon will feature three different engine modes that provide differing amounts of power. The standard mode will extract 757 horsepower from the 6.2-liter supercharger HEMI V8 engine, while a middle-of-the-ground mode will take things a little bit further with 815 horsepower. This is more than the 757 max output that we speculated the Demon would have and if true, would be a welcome bit of info to Mopar faithful everywhere.
The third and final mode is where things really get crazy, however. Only accessible by installing the powertrain control module included in the $3,000 Demon parts crate, the mode will apparently enable the Demon to produce 1,023 horsepower. If you read up on the PCM, which was detailed by Dodge last week, you know that it allows for race fuel to be used and greatly enhances the performance of the drag-strip oriented muscle car. Dodge didn’t say how much extra power the PCM would extract, but going off these rumors, it apparently makes quite the difference.
The monster has finally broken cover. Here are the power figures: Power Mode 1: 757hp Power Mode 2: 815hp Power Mode 3 1023hp Now the last power Mode is achieved with only the following parameters in place: 1. Race Fuel: 100 octane or better 2. Crate PCM (crate purchased separately from the car for approximately $3,000) 3. Drag Mode Initiated, allowing higher RPM and broader power delivery in this drag mode… Car will break 9s stock and deep into 8s with few modifications just like the Hellcat has dipped into the 9s quite easily. Driving around town with 815hp from the 6.2L V8 is nuts. STOCK. @dodgeofficial has built a weapon of a car. Internals of the car have been significantly strengthened as is the biggest weakness of the Hellcat, the driveshaft. You will be able to push this car deep into 1000hp easily with the right modifications without the use of race fuel in power Mode 2, just how Hellcat owners have seen 1000whp with their cars. Dodge is one of those companies that listens to its customers and they have literally given us what we all want. I love my MOPAR vehicles just as much as my Italian exotics…..Mopar or no Car baby 🏎💨💨💨💨
With drag slicks, the factory ‘Drag mode’ switched on, the PCM installed and race gas in the fuel lines, it seems inevitable the Demon will break into the low 9-second range in the quarter-mile. We’ll know more tomorrow night, but for now, let us know what you think of these rumors in the comments below.