The long awaited Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be presented at the New York Auto Show on April 11. To properly end this teaser campaign we have some spicy spy photos!
When it comes to testing, Dodge had a special approach regarding this vehicle. Instead of masking it with heavy camo they rolled this Challenger out on the road decorated by decals from companies such as Borla and Hurst. This might have created a misconception among fans and most people since many thought that they saw a tuned Challenger and not the all-new Challenger Demon.
What is interesting is the fact that we had spy photos of this car or one of its fellow line up brothers a few months ago. We acquired them in February, and they depicted the Challenger Demon under the development. The images presented this vehicle with and without stickers on the body. There is, however, one peculiarity when it comes to these machines. The company claims that their new muscle car features enormous 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radials tires while the previous models used tires from Pirelli.
We are all interested mostly in the power since this one has the title of ‘muscle car.’ It will feature a supercharged V8 under the hood, but we still don’t know anything about mills output. However, we’d speculate, according to Dodge’s teasers, that it will have an output of 757 horsepower. That means 50 hp more than the 6.2-liter Hellcat. After all the rumble about the Demon’s heavy duty parts and providing buyers a button for running this beast on 100-octane racing fuel this small (to be honest it really isn’t such a big upgrade) boost isn’t so promising and overwhelming.
This is not all as Dodge really paid attention to racing tech in order to make the Demon as good as possible for the drag strip. That means that this car features the air conditioner for cooling the charge of air in the supercharger for example. Pretty neat if you ask us. Heavy duty components mean that this coupe has excellent acceleration without any consequences because it also has a cutting edge launch mode. That’s a winner’s combination.
With all of this said, the Challenger Demon has a good chance to become the most fierce machine at the New York Auto Show, and it should justify the hype. To be honest, that won’t be easy. Jeep promised the Hellcat-powered version of the Grand Cherokee. As if that wasn’t enough Mercedes enters the competition with GLC 63 S Coupe. And this might not be all competition-wise, who knows which company may surprise us. But if we get some updates on that matter we’ll tell you. Until then, stay tuned.