2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – Bigger, Faster, and Banned by NHRA!
Need a boost to get through the week? Then check out the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. This beast of a super car is all about setting records and introducing the world to many “firsts”. It is the first-ever production car with a 2.92ft front-wheel lift and is certified by Guinness World Records. It is the first-ever factory-production car that is designed to run on 100+ high-octane unleaded fuel, uses TransBrake and Torque Reserve, and offers front passenger seat delete. Not to mention it’s powerful!
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon currently holds bragging rights world’s fastest production car, going from 0-30 mph in 1.0 second, 0-60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, and a quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds (at 140 mph)! Not only is the Challenger SRT Demon the fastest, it also has the highest g-force acceleration of any production car, 1.8 g. Its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Demon V-8 engine produces 840 hp and 770 lb-ft of torque, which also makes it the highest horsepower V-8 production car engine ever produced. With so much raw power, the NHRA determined that the Challenger SRT Demon is too dangerous and banned driving it on the strip without a cage.
In order to create this raw bundle of power, the masterminds at Dodge made some significant upgrades. They increased the rpm limit to 6,500, increased boost pressure to 14.5 psi by adding a larger, 2.7-liter (per rev) supercharger, and fitted it with an SRT Power Chiller™ liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system. The SRT Demon also have two dual-stage fuel pumps instead of one, and utilizes three sources or intake: Air-Grabber™ hood, driver-side Air-Catcher™ headlamp and an inlet near the wheel liner. To sum it up, this car is badass!
Engine: 6.2-liter HEMI® Demon V-8
Transmission: TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic
Torque: 770 lb.- ft.
Acceleration: 0-30 mph: 1.0 second, 0-60 mph: 2.3 seconds, Quarter-mile: 9.65 seconds at 140 mph