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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

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon is NOT a Mopar® LC22R Drag Pak!

Inside the Demon with the Dodge Brand’s Jim Wilder  
 

In this first Demon Blog series, let’s make sure everyone understands that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is a fully street-legal, ready-to-drive street car. Don’t make the rookie mistake of confusing Demon with the 2009 and up Dodge Challenger LC22R Drag Pak.  
 

 

The Challenger Drag Pak is offered strictly through Mopar Performance outlets and is intended for sanctioned drag racing on a closed racetrack. In fact, some elements of the Challenger LC22R Drag Pak’s construction have to be completed by…

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The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon is NOT a Mopar® LC22R Drag Pak!