Dodge Challenger Demon

Pulls the wheels to be the fastest production car

Highest horsepower V8 production car engine ever produced!"

"World's fastest 0-100 km/h production car in 2.3 seconds."

"First-ever factory production car designed to run on 100-plus high-octane unleaded fuel."

Dodge rocked the high-performance car world in 2014 with the 707-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat, building supercar performance at affordable prices. They were the most powerful muscle cars ever - until now.

Dodge has shaken the foundation of the entire performance car industry, launching New York International Auto Show week with its wickedly fast new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon - highly capable on the street, absolutely dominating at the drag strip.

Powered by an 840 horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8, the limited-production Challenger SRT Demon is the world's most powerful factory-production V8 - bar none. NHRA-certified 9.65 seconds @ 225 km/h makes the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon the fastest quarter-mile car in the world.

Performance numbers: 0-48 km/h: 1.0 second and 0-100 km/h: 2.3 seconds.

The Challenger SRT Demon is also the world's first production car to lift the front wheels at launch and set the world record for longest wheelie from a standing start by a production car at 2.92 feet; certified by Guinness World Records. And hold on to your seat: the Challenger SRT Demon also registers the highest g-force (1.8 g) ever recorded at launch in a production car.

Production of the limited edition single model year Challenger SRT Demon begins later this summer, with 3,000 vehicles for the United States and 300 vehicles for Canada. Deliveries to Dodge/SRT dealers will begin this fall.

Dodge has named Hagerty as its official insurance provider of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon - Hagerty is a company for people who love cars and they already protect many of the rarest high-performance cars in the world.

Demon's heart: Supercharged V8
The heart of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8, rated at 840 horsepower and 1,044 Nm of torque. The red-painted Demon engine has been certified to the SAE J1349 industry standard for its horsepower and torque ratings. The engine also meets all applicable legal emissions regulations.

While the Demon V8 shares its architecture with the 707-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8, it is not simply a Hellcat engine with more boost. The Demon V8 engine has 25 major component upgrades from the Hellcat engine, including supercharger, pistons, rods, valve train and fuel injection system.

Fueling performance: 100+ unleaded high octane
The Challenger SRT Demon is the first-ever, street-legal factory-production car designed to run on 100-plus unleaded high-octane fuel. That fuel is readily available at select gas stations, specialty shops and drag strips.

The keys to unleashing the SRT Demon's full performance fury are in the Demon Crate: Direct Connection Performance Parts include a new powertrain control module calibrated for the high-octane unleaded fuel and a new switch bank for the center stack that includes a high-octane button.

The SRT Demon leaves the factory with a powertrain control module configured for 91-octane premium unleaded pump gasoline, which delivers top-level performance.

The switch to the Direct Connection controller enables the supercharged HEMI engine to extract the maximum power from the knock-resistant fuel at high pressures and optimum spark timing. Drag racers can anticipate improvements in elapsed times (ETs) and trap speeds with the high-octane fuel.

The Challenger SRT Demon is engineered to be able to run on a mix of 100-plus octane and premium unleaded fuels without hurting the engine, but the high-octane function won't activate if the combined fuel octane is too low. A message in the gauge display tells the driver the car will use the premium fuel calibration until the engine is shut off and restarted. How does the car know? The controller monitors the engine's knock sensors.

There will be plenty of fuel available: the SRT Demon carries dual fuel pumps (versus one pump in the Challenger SRT Hellcat), larger fuel injectors and fuel lines that handle higher pressures.

Similar to the Challenger SRT Hellcat, the SRT Demon comes with two key fobs. The black fob limits engine output to 500 horsepower. The red key fob unlocks the engine's full output of 808 horsepower and 972 Nm of torque. With either key fob, the driver can activate Eco and Valet modes. Eco mode revises the transmission shift schedule to include second-gear starts. Valet mode limits the engine to 4,000 rpm and reduces torque output.

The high-octane unleaded fuel capability with the optional Direct Connection powertrain controller boosts engine output to 840 horsepower and 1,044 Nm of torque.

In the pursuit for every tenth of a second, engineers looked to cut as much weight as possible. The result: equipment removed from the Challenger SRT Demon weighs more than 91 kg.

How the weight was lost:
• 25 kg: Removed front passenger seat and belt
• 25 kg: Removed rear seat, restraints and floor mats
• 11 kg: Removed 16 audio speakers, amplifier and associated wiring
• 9 kg: Removed trunk deck cover trim, carpeting, and spare tire cover
• 8.7 kg: Used smaller, hollow sway bars
• 8.2 kg: Removed mastic, body deadeners, insulators and foam
• 7.3 kg: Used lightweight all-aluminum four-piston brake caliper and smaller, 360-mm two-piece rotor
• 7.3 kg: Switched to lightweight wheels and open-end lug nuts
• 1.8 kg: Switched to manual tilt/telescope steering column
• 0.90 kg: Removed park sensors and module.

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