If you haven’t heard of the 2018 Dodge Demon yet, you’ve been missing out. A twist on the already thunderous Challenger SRT, this inconceivable powerhouse will be the fastest mass-produced sports car in history once it releases later this fall. Check out the five most jaw-dropping features and facts about this all-new masterwork by Dodge.
Devilishly Fast V8
It all starts under the hood, where the 2018 Demon sports a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 840 horsepower, a major jump from the Challenger Hellcat’s similarly designed V8 with 707 horsepower. This powertrain produces the strongest G-force of any production car, and can blast from 0-60 miles per hour in 2.3 seconds and 0-100 mph in 5.1 seconds, not to mention pass a quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds. At the moment, the Demon is so fast that it’s not even legal for some track races, although this will be hashed out in the coming months.
Let’s Do A Wheelie
The Dodge Demon is the first street-legal production car in existence to do a wheelie when charging from a stopped position. It’s hard to even imagine until you actually see slow-motion videos of the Demon’s front wheels lifting off about an inch from the ground when it first slams into gear and takes off. It’s not as dramatic as cars with hydraulics bouncing up and down while barely moving down the street, but it sets an amazing precedent for racing power.
Drag Mode Suspension
Another first-ever-produced feature seen on the Demon is a suspension made specifically for timed drag racing. This setup is specially designed to keep the weight transfer as even as possible and to encourage perfectly straight motion, a crucial factor when doing timed runs down a drag strip.
The Dodge Demon was clearly given just as much love and care toward its visual design as its engineering, with a mix of timeless, Challenger-esque muscle that still comes across as something new. The sculpting and curves are subtle and give the Demon bulk without sacrificing aerodynamic benefits, and the front air scoop gives it a look and feel totally separate from other Charger models. From the classic horizontal grill to the round headlights, the Demon symbolizes much of Dodge’s history as a creator of beautiful sports cars.
Octane Management Computer
Race cars use a special high-octane gasoline that puts out extreme amounts of power, but naturally burns like a volcano. Fortunately, the Demon is the first factory-produced car with a special engine computer that takes full advantage of octane fuel, getting the best possible power outputs all while keeping the engine at a perfectly safe temperature.
This isn’t even getting into the slew of optional features that help you customize the Demon for your particular performance goals. Truly the Demon is a game changer for anyone passionate about fast cars, and we expect it to fly out of car lots as soon as it releases later this year. For now, feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the many other powerful members of the Dodge Challenger family.
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Top 5 Features In The 2018 Dodge Demon