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Adding Lightness for Quicker E.T.s – A Look at Demon’s Unique Front Disc Brakes

“You don’t need 200-mph brakes on a 160-mph car.” Those are the words FCA Demon development engineer Jim Wilder used to explain why the 2018 Dodge SRT® Demon employs smaller front disc brakes than its SRT Charger and Challenger Hellcat siblings. “It all comes down to the fact Demon’s P315/40R18 Nitto drag radials carry a manufacturer speed rating of W, which equals a maximum of 168 mph.” To ensure proper performance, the Demon is electronically limited to stay below 168 mph.  
 

 

By contrast, the Hellcat Challenger and Charger twins are…

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Adding Lightness for Quicker E.T.s – A Look at Demon’s Unique Front Disc Brakes

Bringing Up the Rear: How the Demon Driveline Took Shape

The 840-horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon has the highest horsepower of any production car*. In fact, as magazine and online headlines the world over proclaim every day, Demon is even more potent than the previous muscle car champ, the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.  
 

 

And as any hot rodder will tell you, there’s more to a successful ride than just the engine. It takes a well-matched package of related mechanical components to ensure the power gets to the tarmac over and over again. To see what was involved in…

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Bringing Up the Rear: How the Demon Driveline Took Shape

From Flashing Blue to Flashing Green: How the Dodge Charger Police Car’s Lug Nuts Help the Demon Run Nines

When 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon development engineer Jim Wilder says he and his team evaluated every single Hellcat component during the Demon’s gestation from concept daydream to wheel-standing reality, he isn’t kidding. As a Challenger SRT Hellcat that’s been optimized for the drag strip (but retains excellent braking, handling and road manners), the Demon needed to make more power and be lighter to accomplish the brand’s 9-second quarter mile goal.  
 

 

The power gain came in the form of a larger supercharger, a hotter cam, more aggressive computer tuning, increased…

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From Flashing Blue to Flashing Green: How the Dodge Charger Police Car’s Lug Nuts Help the Demon Run Nines