A Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is Coming
Are you ready for the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon? A supercharged Dodge Challenger soaring like the bats of Hell is coming to the streets. You heard that right, the streets. This is not just for drag racing, this prize is going out to the masses.
Maybe it’s another indication that Dodge might return to NASCAR. Or perhaps, it has something to do with the menacing Challenger SRT Hellcat Prior Design put out last year. Whatever the reason, even with the Challenger SRT Hellcat only being two years old, Dodge said, “we can do better.” And that brings us to the Demon.
Now, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon already sounds fierce, but with the SRT Hellcat sporting a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine that generates 707-horsepower, one has to wonder how it can get any better. Given the lack of specs it’s hard to tell at the moment, but Dodge suggests that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be more powerful than the SRT Hellcat.
If that’s anything to go by, you may as well say the SRT Hellcat’s Master is coming to reclaim the streets. The streets as in the Demon will actually go into production for the public to drive. Yeah, let that sink in for a moment. If people thought being behind the wheel of the SRT Hellcat was amazing, just wait until they get a taste of the Challenger SRT Demon. And yet, is that really a smart move? Production of the Dodge Viper ended a few times before its most recent demise, and the Viper is as much of a legend as the SRT Hellcat.
In a press release about the new car, Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA North America, said, “Most cars attempt to be everything to everybody. Then there are the rare few that revel in a single objective, rendering them totally irresistible to a subculture. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is conceived, designed and engineered for a subculture of enthusiasts who know that a tenth is a car and a half second is your reputation.”
This is exciting news. Even if the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon burns out brighter than the Viper, it will still be the one muscle-car enthusiasts won’t want to miss.
Anyone who’s watched the trailer of Fast and the Furious 8 can already see a glimpse of the Challenger SRT Demon (it’s the silver car), and if that’s anything to go by, it’s a menace. Wider body, protruding fenders, wider tires – it may even sport the Challenger SRT Demon logo in the movie. Is it any surprise the movie is being released around the same time as the SRT Demon will make its debut?
Be sure to check it out at the 2017 New York Auto Show in April.