Wrong, evil, totally crazy

New York, 12 February 2017

Probably the most important question for the new Dodge Challenger SRT demon: that thing is like crazy? Now, Dodge says that it has established a new Guinness world record for the longest wheelie in a production car. Securitized 90 centimetres are the front tires at standing start without contact with the ground. In addition, the demon is so fast that the American National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) officially has banned him from the Dragstrip, because for his outrageous performance apparently provided security features are missing him. You can already see: in terms of weirdness it can be pretty good. And while we have not arrived at the performance data.

No accelerated faster

Well, we make it short: the Dodge Challenger demon 852 HP and the quarter-mile accelerates 1,044 Newton meters, from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 2.3 seconds, catch in 9.65 seconds at a speed of 225 km/h and at full acceleration, it reaches 1.8 g. According to Dodge, he has the strongest ever built series V8, the fastest 0-60 mph time and the fastest quarter mile time of series cars. And Yes, that includes also a Porsche 918 and a Bugatti Chiron (where the latter on the quarter mile perhaps still a corner could be faster).

Complete left twisted V8

The 6.2 liter supercharged V8 benefits compared with the in itself completely crazy Challenger Hellcat (which 717 horsepower) of two petrol pumps instead of one. In addition the compressor volume was increased from 2.4 to 2.7 liters. There are more boost pressure, new pistons, connecting rods and valves, a speed limit raised from 6,200 to 6,500 rpm, a fully optimized intake area and a 100-oktan-fuel system design. The demon can be reached also with 91 octane, then decreases performance on 819 PS and 972 Newton meters. As for the Hellcat, there are two ignition key in the demon. With one of the two, you can limit the output to 500 HP.

92 kilos lighter

About 25 SRT engineers worked more than two years on the demon. They reached a massive weight saving of 105 kilograms compared to the Hellcat. That the car has become easier 'only' 92 kilos, is among other things to the much broader body. Most important diet components are the removal of the front passenger seat and the back seat, where you back may order both for the symbolic sum of one dollar each. Further weight savings come from smaller brake, smaller Stabis 18 instead of 20-inch wheels, as well as the Elimination of various interior parts and insulation materials.

Drivetrain is tempered

The new wheels measure 11 x 18 inches and are completely covered with 315/40s Nitto NT05R Dragreifen. Thus, the demon is the first production car, which is equipped from the factory with special Dragreifen. Let him launch startup a three times higher coefficient of traction than in the Hellcat. Also, the negative fall by 0.5 has been reduced degree to increase the traction on the straight. Lot of grip, however, is not the only currency if you want to run ultra fast startup. That's why the eight-speed automatic transmission Gets an enhanced torque converter, there is a two-stage launch control as well as a so-called Transbrake. The latter is a transmission brake. This dragster bracket locks the automatic so you can set the drive train under preload without having the car of which pushes. Now you must hold down on the steering wheel just the Schaltpaddle, hit the gas pedal to the floor and watch as the speeds increase. Then just the paddle release and hold firmly.


A little faster is the whole thing, if you to ordered the demon crate, a very chic box with all sorts of beautiful Dragrace utensils in it,. She cost only a lousy $ and includes a bunch of tools as well as a controller that is screwed into the center console very narrow, smaller and lighter wheels. If the controller is installed, you can run the demon at the push of button with 100 octane gasoline. Only in this mode, it produces 852 PS and 1,044 Newton metres of torque. And no matter at what temperature, because a cooling system that sucks off first cold air of air conditioning, reduces the temperature of the compressor air sucked in around seven degrees Celsius. So that more air to the engine arrives, more intake vents in the front of the Challenger were drilled. And of course, the demon has the largest hood scoop that was ever used in a production car. Everything else would have really surprised us.

3,300 units

You will have to wait as regards the road performance of the demon. Due to the Dragreifen it is governed at 270 km/h. However, it has adjustable dampers (which provide a softer front and a harder rear in launch mode) and should have mobilized for more g-forces than any other challenger in curve tests. Despite the interference of performance and General insanity, Dodge for the Challenger SRT demon grants a guarantee of three years and 36,000 miles, for driving even over five years and 60,000 miles. The demon to just one model year long to be built. Altogether 3,000 copies for the United States and 300 for Canada are created. All customers will receive a one-day race training and even to an official insurer you cared at Dodge. Probably not the worst idea in the existing irreparable damage potential. The demon enters the autumn of 2017 to the first lucky customers. The prices are not yet known. (black & white)