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Spy photographers have caught what appears to be the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon fully exposed.

At first glance, it certainly appears that this is the high-performance muscle car the American automaker has been teasing for weeks. On closer inspection, however, there are many reasons to be skeptical that this is the actual Demon because there are too many differences between this Challenger and the official teasers we’ve seen so far.

For one, it’s a bit strange that it’s wearing Pirelli tires but sporting a gigantic Nitto decal on the windshield. It has also been confirmed that the Demon will come with Nitto drag radials, and the tires on this Challenger definitely aren’t drag tires.

If you recall a recent video where Vin Diesel talks about the upcoming The Fate of the Furious movie, the Internet went into a frenzy because it was believed that a pair of Dodge Challenger SRT Demons were just casually hanging out in the background and that he inadvertently revealed the car before he was supposed to. With a more aggressive hood, wider fenders and other accessories, it made sense, but again, it didn’t add up.
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Third Law | Challenger SRT® Demon | Dodge



Published on Feb 23, 2017
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Dodge Resurrects the Demon: Teaser Video No. 7 – ‘Third Law’

"Third Law,” the seventh video in the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon pre-reveal teaser campaign, launches today
Fans should visit www.ifyouknowyouknow.com for weekly updates, to download sharable content and for a countdown to its reveal
Dodge’s new ultimate performance halo to be unveiled during 2017 New York International Auto Show week
Use hashtag #DodgeDemon to be a part of the next chapter in the Dodge performance story



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The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat’s supercharged HEMI® produces all the power required to run quicker and faster quarter-mile ETs than its balanced suspension and tuning enable. This is because, as extreme as the Challenger SRT Hellcat is, it was always intended to strike that perfect balance between drag strip brute force, road course competence and street car civility. Anyone who has driven a Hellcat will attest that it has an incredible “personality bandwidth,” depending on how a driver configures the power level, suspension, transmission, traction and stability controls. It truly is the ultimate “do everything” muscle car.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, however, has a different mission. Designed to be highly competent in all drive modes and configurations, the SRT Demon is made to absolutely dominate in Drag Mode. In the coming weeks, Dodge will share more of the Drag Mode attributes. But this week, the focus is on how Drag Mode, in combination with the SRT Demon’s all-new suspension, maximizes weight transfer, traction and control … because burnouts are fun, but they don’t win races.

The “old school” solution was pretty simple – get the quickest reacting springs upfront, the softest rebound front shocks that wouldn’t restrict the springs' reaction, remove any restrictions (sway bar) and increase the compression of the rear shocks. This combination resulted in extremely efficient weight transfer, but provided minimal lateral stability in the event that directional corrections were required.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon combines the best of both mechanical and electronic tuning to deliver maximum launch force while still maintaining precision directional control. The SRT Demon is the first-ever factory production car with mechanical/electronic drag-race-specific suspension tuning.

The “Third Law” teaser video, released February 23, helps illustrate the benefit of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s new Drag Mode mechanical/electronic suspension tuning.

Hardware:

35 percent lower rate front springs/28 percent lower rate rear springs
75 percent lower rate hollow front sway bar/44 percent lower rate rear sway bar
Drag-tuned Bilstein Adaptive Damping Shocks


Software:

Rear = F/F and Front = F/S
F/F – F/S maintained @ wide open throttle (WOT)
F/F – F/F < WOT
Traction control disabled/ESC maintained


Result:

13.5=575@500


Fans should visit www.ifyouknowyouknow.com to watch the “Third Law” video multiple times. Just like the previous videos, nothing is a coincidence and everything means something. Follow along with other teaser videos to learn more about what’s next from Dodge and SRT.

Fans can also uncage their excitement for the reveal of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon by posting shares, comments or likes across the Dodge brand’s official YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. Dodge will surprise 10 loyal fans with an invitation to the hotly anticipated SRT Demon reveal during New York’s auto show week.

Our story so far:

Leading up to the New York reveal, Dodge is launching its first-ever pre-debut video teaser campaign, including a new website www.ifyouknowyouknow.com, where fans and followers can get weekly updates, download sharable content and gain insight into the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s engineering prowess.

Videos released so far:

"Cage" debuted January 12
"Reduction" debuted January 19
"Wide Body" debuted January 26
"Crate" debuted February 2
“Forced Induction” debuted on February 9
“Multiplication” debuted on February 16


In the coming weeks, Dodge will continue to bring fans and followers in on more details by slowly peeling away layer upon layer of the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon via video shorts that highlight the engineering that has gone into its development.

All videos in the series will be featured at www.ifyouknowyouknow.com. A countdown clock tells viewers when the next installment will be uncaged. The final chapter arrives when the Challenger SRT Demon is revealed in New York City, prior to the New York International Auto Show.

Dodge is promoting the teaser campaign on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media pages, directing fans to www.ifyouknowyouknow.com and encouraging them to use the hashtag #DodgeDemon.

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Published on Feb 17, 2017

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2018 Dodge Demon: IN FAST & THE FURIOUS MUSIC VIDEO



Published on Feb 20, 2017

The 2018 Dodge Demon has been spotted once again, but this time, in a music video for a song called, "Hey Mama". The artists involved were Camilla Cabello, Pitbull, & J. Balvin. This is the first time the Demon has been caught on film in public. It’s pretty safe to say that this is what the Demon will look like when it is released.

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Race Hardened Parts | Challenger SRT® Demon | Dodge

Race Hardened Parts | Challenger SRT® Demon | Dodge

Published on Mar 2, 2017
Legit race hardened parts.


This week, the newest Challenger SRT Demon teaser, “Race-hardened Parts,” unveiled March 2 at www.ifyouknowyouknow.com, explains how the Demon's driveline is upgraded to handle these increased loads.

Compared with the Challenger Hellcat, critical driveline updates include:

Upgraded prop shaft increases torque capacity by 15 percent: Accomplished through the use of high-strength steel, a 20-percent increase in tube thickness and heat treated stub-shafts.
Upgraded differential housing, with 30 percent increased torque capacity: Accomplished through the use of heat-treated A383 aluminum alloy and a higher strength gear set material that has been shot-peened to increase durability and reduce residual stresses.
Upgraded 41-spline half shafts that deliver 20 percent increased torque capacity: Accomplished through the use of increased diameter high-strength low alloy steel and 8-ball joints that improve torque capacity while reducing operating temperatures by more than 86 degrees Fahrenheit.


Then the SRT engineers went digital to isolate and resolve one of the biggest challenges to clean launches and driveline integrity – wheel hop.

In simple terms, wheel hop happens when tires quickly slip and regain traction at launch, rapidly storing up and releasing energy in the driveline. These high torque spikes can quickly and severely damage driveline components – and up until now, the only solution was to back out of the throttle.

Not with the Challenger SRT Demon. In a first for a factory production car, the SRT Demon’s Launch Assist uses the wheel speed sensors to watch for signs that the tires are slipping/sticking. If slip is detected, the SRT Demon’s control module momentarily reduces engine torque to maximize traction almost instantly – without the driver having to lift. Launch Assist reduces loads in the driveline from wheel hop by more than 15-20 percent, dramatically reducing component damage.

And finally ... for the driver, there is a new four-point harness bar, available through Speedlogix, for use while at the track. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s rear seat is deleted and mounting points are made accessible, making it easy for customers to install the bar without cutting or drilling anything in the car.

Fans should visit www.ifyouknowyouknow.com to watch “Race-hardened Parts” and the other 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon videos. Remember, nothing is a coincidence and everything means something.

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March 9, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon arms the driver with real-time information, as demonstrated in the newest teaser video, “Performance Pages,” unlocked on March 9.

The SRT Performance Pages are a key part of the driver-oriented Uconnect system and its 8.4-inch touchscreen in the center of the instrument panel.


Unique capabilities of the Performance Pages for the Challenger SRT Demon include:

Real-time graphic display of engine horsepower and torque with gear changes plotted

The power levels can be data recorded to track performance gains from changes, such as use of the Direct Connection Performance Parts

Real-time display of the supercharger intercooler coolant temperature

The Challenger SRT Demon sports the first-ever factory production car
After-Run Chiller, which keeps the cooling fan and intercooler pump running after engine shutdown until a targeted temperature is reached

Driver-selectable line-lock, rpm-adjustable launch control and by-individual-gear-adjustable shift light in the instrument cluster

Timers for reaction time; 0-60 mph, 0-100 mph, eighth-mile and quarter-mile elapsed time and vehicle speed

Display of instantaneous and peak lateral and longitudinal g-forces

Gauge read-outs for engine oil pressure and temperature, coolant temperature, transmission fluid temperature, intake air temperature, air-fuel ratio, intercooler coolant temperature, boost pressure and battery voltage

Gauge read-outs can be displayed as real time graphs with data record functionality


With the new data recorder feature, Challenger SRT Demon drivers can build an archive of data to help optimize the car for track and weather conditions, as well as improving driving techniques.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s Performance Pages also allow drivers to select between three different Drive Modes: Auto (Street), Drag and Custom.

Auto (Street) Mode options:

Multiple levels of engine performance
Three levels of suspension “feel and response”
Three levels of steering “feel and response”


Drag Mode options:


Multiple levels of engine performance
One level of transmission shifting “speed and firmness”
One level of traction control
One level of suspension “feel and response”
One level of steering “feel and response”


Custom Mode options:

Nearly every combination of options available in Auto (Street) or Drag can be configured in the Custom Drive Mode

As an example, a Challenger SRT Demon driver could select the elements of Drag Mode related to engine and transmission performance, but could select Sport Mode for the suspension and steering, providing the on-road driving dynamics of a Challenger SRT Hellcat

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Published on Mar 9, 2017
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Question 757 Horsepower?

If this estimate is to be believed, then the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will produce an additional 50 horsepower when compared to the current Dodge Challenger Hellcat model, which already produces an impressive 707 horsepower. While many Dodge enthusiasts were predicting, or perhaps hoping for, a higher level of horsepower, this 757-horsepower estimate seems to be a little more grounded in reality.
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Dodge Demon Even Takes Uconnect to New Performance Levels

Dodge Demon Even Takes Uconnect to New Performance Levels

Mar 09, 2017




Dodge has previewed how its Uconnect will be useful to Challenger SRT Demon owners.

The ninth video in the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon pre-reveal teaser campaign is titled “Performance Pages,” and showcases how the Uconnect system and its 8.4-inch touchscreen will provide real-time graphic display of data like engine horsepower, torque, engine oil pressure and temperature, coolant temperature, transmission fluid temperature, intake air temperature, air-fuel ratio, intercooler coolant temperature, boost pressure and battery voltage.

The power levels can be data recorded to track performance gains from changes, like the use of the Direct Connection Performance Parts. The American automaker also confirmed the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sports the first-ever factory production car After-Run Chiller, which keeps the cooling fan and intercooler pump running after engine shutdown until a targeted temperature is reached.

The Performance Pages feature will also have driver-selectable line-lock, rpm-adjustable launch control and by-individual-gear-adjustable shift light in the instrument cluster. There are also timers for reaction time, 0-60 mph, 0-100 mph, eighth-mile and quarter-mile elapsed time and vehicle speed, as well as display of instantaneous and peak lateral and longitudinal g-forces.

Drivers will be able to select from three different driving modes: Auto (Street), Drag and Custom. Each mode features a plethora of options, ranging from suspension feel and response to traction control and transmission shifting speed and firmness. Nearly every combination of options available can be configured in the Custom mode. For example, a driver could select the elements of Drag Mode related to engine and transmission performance, but could select Sport Mode for the suspension and steering.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will make its debut on Tuesday, April 11, so you can expect a few more teasers leading up to its unveiling.


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