Feeding 840 Hungry Horses: Re-Imagining the Air-Grabber™ Hood Scoop

One of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon’s most striking visual cues is its massive hood scoop — the largest functional hood scoop opening offered on any production car. Positioned optimally near the leading edge of the hood, its purpose is to direct cool, dense outside air to the HEMI® engine’s 2.7-liter supercharger.  
 

 

We talked with Demon development engineer Jim Wilder to discover how the menacing scoop came into existence. He told us, “The guys responsible for the actual design are Mark Trostle and Nicho Vardis. These guys have a…

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Feeding 840 Hungry Horses: Re-Imagining the Air-Grabber™ Hood Scoop

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!