Recently Dodge revealed that their upcoming 2018 Challenger SRT Demon will be made available with the special drag mode which will allow it to get down the drag strip even faster than it did so far. As you know, the Challenger SRT Hellcat is a vehicle designed to be more than descent all-rounder, meaning you can go around the road course, fly down the drag strip with it or just cruise the streets with it, but on the other hand the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has a slightly different mission on hands!
When the Challenger SRT Demon is built the Dodge engineers made sure that it can withstand anything and beat any situations that appears in front of it, but they also made sure it will be absolutely and without doubt dominant on the drag strip. The key to do so is combine the new suspension setup and the drag mode mentioned in the title of the post. This combo gives out a mechanical/electronic drag-race-specific suspension tuning which is first for a production car, at least according to the company. Dodge didn’t want to disclose any specific info regarding this topic but they did say that combining unique suspension setup and drag mode optimizes weight transfer and traction at the rear with minimal effects on lateral stability. That results in more efficiently and more controllable launch of the Demon.
But this is not all. Demon still has a lot of features that will surely make it a replacement for the Hellcat, at least on the drag strip. Some of those features are a set of very wide street-legal drag radials, a higher stall speed for the 8 speed automatic transmission, and a higher final drive ratio. Of course, and this goes without saying but nevertheless, it will also have extra power. Mean I know I can’t wait for it to arrive, but until then me and everyone else will have to settle for seven more videos that will be released until the April 12 reveal at the 2017 New York auto show. This also means that a lot more of the upgrades are coming. Stay tuned with us and we will try to share every one of them with you. Those of you who have already fallen in love with the Demon and can’t wait for the next video make sure to visit this site – http://www.dodge.com/en/ifyouknowyouknow/ and look for the countdown until the next video. Enjoy!