If you’re a fan of muscle cars, there’s one favor you have to do for yourself in 2018—you absolutely must take a ride in the new Dodge Demon.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon made its debut in Bloomington Dodge showrooms and Dodge dealerships around the U.S. in fall 2017, and it has quickly developed a strong following among muscle car enthusiasts. The Demon lives up to its nickname, delivering a commanding 840 horsepower in a sinfully sexy body.
The Demon was born in secrecy in the test labs at Dodge. The Challenger design team began development independently of Dodge leadership, but this act of rebellion paid off when higher-ups green-lighted the project. The Demon vastly exceeded expectations—officially tasked with developing a vehicle that generated around 780 horsepower, the Demon’s design team created an 840-horsepower beast.
The Demon is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi motor and holds the first rank in several mechanical stats. The Demon currently has the highest fuel flow rate—the largest air induction volume and the largest functional hood scoop of any production automobile. The vehicle produces 770 ft-lb of torque and can go from zero to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds.
The automotive sorcerers who developed the Demon put a lot of work into the chassis and mechanical components of the automobile to cope with all that power. The transmission has an eight-speed transmission with a modified torque converter. The prop shaft has been thickened, and the rear differential has 30 percent more torque capacity. The Demon has specialized gear sets and half shafts, also.
Dodge tweaked the vehicle’s Bilstein adaptive dampers, equipped the Demon with softer springs, and widened the tracks to accommodate the power delivered by the Demon’s engine. Dodge also made the vehicle’s front end lighter.
With regard to appearance, the Demon shares much of the look of the athletic Challenger, with the notable exception of its eye-catching bold front scoop. Pull up in the new Dodge Demon, and you’re bound to turn heads just about anywhere.
There’s only one way to drive this vehicle, and that’s fast. The Demon is no vehicle for driving dilettantes. If you’re planning to take advantage of the Demon’s power on the race track, there’s a procedure you have to execute to get a smooth launch, which includes engaging Line Lock via a touchscreen and several other tasks.
For those of us who aren’t pro racers, the Demon offers amazing performance that you can tap with just a little practice. Reviews of the Demon have almost uniformly ranged from positive to fanaticism about the driving experience offered by this amazing vehicle.
The 2018 Dodge Demon starts at $84,995, but that’s a bargain for the awesome power and unforgettable look of this asphalt-chewing monster.
For consumers interested in the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, your Dodge Indianapolis dealership at Community Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Bloomington can connect you with this powerful muscle car. Visit today to learn how you can order this one-of-a-kind vehicle.