2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in Little Rock, AR | Steve Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
The Demon is here and it’s even better than we hoped. The last time the Demon was produced was in the 1970s, but this time the Demon is a Challenger, not a Dart. Dodge revealed the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon earlier this year after months of anticipation, and it’s the most powerful muscle car ever, taking that mantle away from the Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat.
At Steve Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Little Rock, Arkansas, we cannot wait until we are able to take it for a drive and squeal the street-legal drag tires. Production on the limited-edition single model year Demon is underway and we should see the Demon on our lot late this fall.
At the heart of the Demon is the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V-8 engine. The engine produces 840 horsepower, the highest of any V-8, and 770 pounds-feet of torque. The engine meets emissions regulations and has been certified to the SAE J1349 industry standard for horsepower and torque ratings.
An eight-speed automatic transmission works alongside the engine, but with an extra boost in the TransBrake. The TransBrake locks the transmission output shaft to hold the car in place before a standing start and works in conjunction with Torque Reserve to give higher levels of torque and power at launch.
The Induction System is essential to the Demon’s power output. The car has a combined air-flow rate of 1,150 cubic feet per minute, which is the largest induction volume of any car. This is achieved through the 4.2-square-inch Air-Grabber hood, Air Catcher headlamp and air box opening near the wheel liner.
These air vents help bring down the temperature of the intake air by more than 30º and Dodge/SRT came up with the SRT Power Chiller and After-Run Chiller system to cool the Demon down. The SRT Power Chiller redirects air-conditioning refrigerant to chill the charger air cooler when the car is in Drag Mode. The After-Run Chiller system turns the radiator fan and intercooler water pump on to lessen intercooler coolant temperature.
All that power requires some pretty serious fuel. The SRT Demon is the first street-legal factory-production car designed to run on 100+ unleaded high-octane fuel. It can run on a blend of high-octane and premium unleaded fuels without harming the engine, however the high-octane function won’t activate if the combined fuel octane is too low.
To make this muscle car even better, the Demon has Performance Pages and Drive Modes displayed on the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen, is the widest Challenger ever and weighs 268 pounds less.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will have a Manufacture’s Suggested Retail Price of $84,995 and this includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax, but it does not include the destination delivery price of $1,095.
The Demon may come with a high price point, but owners who want to make their Challenger SRT Demon even more capable can ad the Demon Crate for an additional $1, even though it is valued at $6,140. The Demon Crate offers parts and tools that unleash the muscle car’s full potential of 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque. It’s essentially a tool box personalized with the buyer’s name, serial number and vin.
The Demon Crate includes the following:
• Hydraulic floor jack with carrying bag
• Cordless impact wrench and charger
• Tire pressure gauge
• Torque wrench with extension and socket
• Fender cover
• Tool bag
• Two narrow, front-runner drag wheels
• Performance powertrain control module with high-octane engine calibration
• Personalized ID badge
• Replacement instrument panel switch module with high-octane button
• Two valve stems
• Passenger mirror block-off plate
• Conical performance air filter
• Foam case fitted for the trunk to securely hold the track tools and front fender wheels
We’ve barely even scratched the surface of what the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is capable of. Keep checking back as we update you on more information as it becomes available.