The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will almost definitely impress SRT die hards due to its enlargened exterior and an even more devilish interior! The SRT Hellcat is yet to be officially launched and presented to car experts and critics; however, a recently released teaser by the Dodge team gives us every reason to expect nothing short of technical and performance brilliance from this mean machine. The 2018 SRT Demon is expected to have significant modifications especially in the exterior to give way to new-age tires and boost its drag racing credentials by a distant mile.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Exterior
The 2018 Challenger Demon will have a uniquely enlarged body that will measure approximately 3.5 inches more than that of normal production automobiles. This is a direct indication that Dodge means business this time round. If the recent teasers are anything to go by, then we should expect the widest SRT Demon yet with amazing features, more so, drag enhancing features. The 3.5-inch enlargement makes way for the even more impressive 18-inch wheels which will give way to a new SRT era.
Not much information has been revealed concerning the A, B and C pillars although we expect Dodge to experiment a bit with modern cutback designs especially around corners. The teasers, though, appear to indicate that Dodge will keep the traditional streamlined, drag-favoring overall design( best news for SRT Demon Fanatics). Most experts expect the latest SRT to overshadow previous Hellcat editions when it comes to attention to details. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon`s 315/40 R18 front and rear tires(Nitto drag radials) will all embody a slightly enlarged version of the Demon logo. It will be interesting to see the type of braking and suspension systems employed by Dodge primarily due to the never heard of front and back tire width.
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 2018 Interior
Again, not much has been revealed regarding the 2018 SRT interior. However, we expect relevant upgrades in the overall technology and modifications to the dash to enhance the driving experience. The dashboard will most probably have a more compact, race car design( not much of an upgrade) although details from a reliable source point towards a possible reduction in user buttons to give way to a more reliable touch-screen interface. The touch modifications will not be for basic functions, though, as Dodge aim to keep the physicality of the SRT Demon.
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The rear seats will be removable to give weight reduction options to speed and drag race lovers. Removing the rear seats and the spare wheel will approximately shed around 210 lbs which are quite a figure when it comes to speed and convenience. Sleek, compact and S-curved seats will be expected to serve both the driver and passengers. The seats are likely to have wide, back extensions to complement the S-design which is characterized by its a slightly longer upper torso.
The Dodge team is always committed to maintaining classy interiors for its well-renowned muscle car. Not much is known about display modifications, although we expect the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to have a screen with a significantly enhanced resolution and a possibly larger display size. Better sync technology is also expected along with an aluminum trim around its edges.
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It goes without saying the muscle car won’t be using the 6.2-liter V-8 used in the Hellcat as the Dodge team looks to add some much-required oomph to its engine make-up. However, we expect the 2018 SRT Demon to manage around 800 ponies with an increase of around 700 pound-feet of twist. This sets the car up for smooth sailing especially on highway bends much to the fascination demon die hards.
Fuel economy figures have not been revealed as of yet; but based on the Hellcats fuel economy, it is correct to assert that the 2018 release might not be as fuel efficient as you would hope(blame it on the performance-based engine). However, don’t be shocked if Dodge surprised us with better fuel management technology in its upgraded V-8engine. Further, we expect the Demon to manage 60 mph in under 3.2 seconds when on manual transmission and an impressive 3.0 seconds when in an automatic transmission.
Price and Release Date
The 2018 Dodge Challenger is yet to be launch officially. But, based on the periodic releases of the teases, the SRT Demon will likely be available for sale early to mid-2018.
We expect the 2018 Demon to retail above the $70,500 mark(slightly higher than the Hellcat`s $64600).
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon photos