Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Meet the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Dodge has unleashed the Demon. The Fiat Chrysler brand is laying claim to the fastest production car in the U.S.

The Demon Challenger is a 840-horsepower 770 pound-feet of torque monster. It can go from zero to 60 (97 kilometres per hour) in 2.3 seconds. The street-legal Demon also can hit 140 mph while running a quarter mile in 9.65 seconds, about two seconds faster than a typical muscle car.
Dodge turned up the juice on the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s 707 hp 6.2-liter supercharged engine. It updated more than half of its parts and added a laundry list of production-first and high tech features.
Instead of a simple cold air intake, the Demon cools things down by routing refrigerant from its air conditioner system through a chilling unit that helps drop the temperature of the ambient air by up to 45 degrees before the supercharger stuffs it into the cylinder.
The Demon gets a dedicated High Octane mode to take advantage of 100+ octane unleaded race gas. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission that’s been re-engineered to handle the torque, a stronger drive shaft, and a beefed-up rear axle.
Spotting a Demon on the street is likely to be a rare treat. Only 3,000 examples are planned for the US (and 300 examples earmarked for Canada). Deliveries start this fall at an ultra rock bottom MSRP of $85,000.