Demon Confidential – A Flare for the Original

In this fourth (in a series of 10) Demon Confidential blog, let’s take a look at one of the Demon’s most unique visual aspects, the four-corner fender extension flares. They’re present because of Demon’s massive P315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radial tires. Nearly 2 inches wider than the Hellcat’s P275/40R20 Pirelli P Zero Nero, these ultra-grippy tires represent the first ever installation of D.O.T. approved drag radials on a mass-produced new car right from the factory.*  
 

 

But if the Challenger SRT® Demon is a rear-wheel-drive car, why does it have these…

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Demon Confidential – A Flare for the Original

Less Is More, Exploring the Demon’s “Monoposto” Interior

Over at Ferrari there’s a long history of “monoposto” vehicle construction. Translated from the Italian language, the term identifies a single-seat race car and was first used in 1931 to designate a new classification for single-seat racers. Previously, many European race-sanctioning bodies required two seats, one for the driver and one for a riding mechanic. Really!  
 


 

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon takes all of this a step further, being the first mass-produced American muscle car to come standard with a single bucket seat for the driver. Demon Development Engineer Jim…

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Less Is More, Exploring the Demon’s “Monoposto” Interior

Demon – The SRT® Hellcat’s Big Brother

Inside the Demon with the Dodge Brand’s Jim Wilder  
 

The SRT® Hellcat’s Big Brother  
 

As if the 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 powering the SRT® Hellcat wasn’t hot enough, to ensure consistent 9-second quarter-mile performance — not occasional visits — the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon packs an 808-horsepower wallop (or 840 with 100-octane racing gas in the tank), low-drag front tires and the all-out computer calibration mode included with the Pre Stage Kit.  
 

 

So how did Dodge grab all that extra power from the already-crazy-potent SRT® Hellcat HEMI engine? To find,…

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Demon – The SRT® Hellcat’s Big Brother