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Dodge has made it clear to everyone, including its potential buyers, that the Challenger SRT Demon is a street-legal drag car - that it is unlike any of your ordinary cars, as its name indicates. In fact, most photos that we see of the Demon shows it parked on the drag strip. Plus, knowing that it has an 840 horsepower (626 kilowatt) engine and drag radials standard should be more than enough to deliver the message to the audience.
However, the company probably realised that despite all the warnings and precautions they have given to the people, they will not be in control of what their buyers will do to the car. It wants to make sure that the new owners know exactly what they’re getting with the Challenger SRT Demon. And with good reason too. With the car’s menacing nature, it is not impossible that a few will get into accidents if the car isn’t handled with care.
The company ensures that they’ll stay out of trouble in case anything happens by providing a waiver for buyers to sign as they order their vehicles. The three-page Demon Disclosure Form states everything that comes with a car as dangerous as this. Jalopnik was able to acquire the document which states points like “Customer shall never use any “Track-Use” features on public roads or any prohibited area”.Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon buyers are required to sign waiver
The wait is finally over for Dodge enthusiasts; the company will be taking orders for the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon this Wednesday, 21 June. The model will have an asking price of $86,090, including gas tax and destination. For those who take orders this week, expect to get your car this fall.
Dodge said in the press announcement that the company has developed a unique ordering process for the Demon, hoping to prevent speculators from selling the model for much higher prices. Examples of the muscle car that will be sold at or below the MSRP, will receive a lower serial number and also get priority scheduling. Meanwhile, those Demons that will be sold higher than the MSRP will have to wait until after the priority production has been completed.
As you all know, the Dodge SRT Challenger Demon is limited to only 3,000 units in the United States, plus an additional 300 units for the Canadian market. Each one of the Demons will have a serial number that indicates its place in the production order. So far, the company has only planned to build a single model year for it.Read the entire article Dodge changes ordering method for 2018 Challenger SRT Demon to deter opportunists
A bevy of cool facts is now out in the open to help us get more acquainted with the new Dodge Challenger DRT Demon. But while most have already heard about its 840hp and its 2.3-second acceleration to get from zero to 60, there are a few other details we might not have heard about. In a recent interview with the press, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis has let out more information about the project. Among them is the stock version’s ability to break the 10-second barrier sans the 100 high octane race fuel.
Starting with the Demon’s V-8 cooling system, we learned that it is actually capable of rejecting 258kW of heat at rated power. The radiator’s heat rejection is equivalent to 250 oven toasters - the same amount of heat required when you need to boil 1 quart of water in a room temperature within 1.2 seconds.
It was also revealed that the Demon’s high- octane fuel can flow at a rate of 1.36 gallons per minute at rated power. In comparison, a typical shower head can flow at the rate of 2 gallons for every 60 seconds.Read the entire article Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has more G-force than a Bugatti Veyron
Another day, another news update about the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Just a few days after it was reportedly having issues with its production line, we’re back with news regarding the Demon. If you’re interested to be one of the first owners of the 3,300 units of the said model, then this surely will get your attention.
Last week, Dodge officially announced that the Challenger SRT Demon will have a price tag of $84,995. But what is interesting is that there is already an eBay listing for an example of the fastest quarter-mile production car. So, you don’t have to wait until this fall to get your hands on a $84,995 Dodge from the manufacturer, but you can instead get one for three times the price at $250,000, from the well-rated eBay seller.
The seller described the car as “by far the most powerful, mean looking, rare, and ridiculous production car ever made”. However, based on his description, we have doubts whether this guy already has the car on hand or is still waiting for his appointment at the dealership so he can order one. That is when he said that upon buying, there still has to be a discussion on the exact ordering specifications. He also said that if the purchase is made past the order date then the buyer will have to settle with the options chosen by the eBay seller.Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon shows up on eBay with ridiculous $250K price tag
The right set of tires can be a huge factor when it comes to performance, it can make a difference between victory and loss, whether it be on the drag strip or at the road course. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is lucky enough to have some really wide drag radials from the factory, which is vital to handle 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque when the tank is filled with race gas. Now, there has been some issue in terms of the production process of the Demon.
It’s really not a good move for a company to put together a specialty car and a family sedan in the same assembly line. Well apparently, the Demon, like any other Dodge Challenger, is built at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario. And according to the latest reports, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s drag tires don’t fit the production line.
One thing is for sure, the 315/40-series tires are not overly massive. In fact, the Viper ACR’s steamroller rubber is much larger as pointed out by a lot of people on Reddit. The difference is that the Viper is not assembled on a line together with a large number of Challenger SXTs with 235/55-18 inch tires. Apparently, the Demon’s tires are built at the plant that builds Chargers and Chrysler 300s. The problem here is that the Demon’s 315 millimeter tire is too wide to fit on the line at the plant.Read the entire article Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is having production issues with its drag tires
The much-hyped 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon certainly has attracted a lot of attention, and possibly many potential buyers. Now, here is good news for interested customers: Dodge has finally revealed how much they have to shell out just to get a new unit of the Challenger SRT Demon.
According to Dodge, the Challenger SRT Demon could be availed at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $84,995, which already includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax. However, this amount doesn’t include $1,095 in destination charges. At this price, a customer already has access to a number of standard features distinct to brand’s performance halo. Moreover, all customers are treated to a one full-day session at Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving (Chandler, Arizona), which is the Official High-performance Driving School of Dodge/SRT.
The new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8 engine that delivers – as standard 808 horsepower of max output and 717 lb.-ft. of peak torque – as mated to TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission. Brembo lightweight high-performance brake system with two-piece rotors and SRT Demon-tuned three-mode Adaptive Damping Suspension (ADS) are also provided. Its lightweight aluminum wheels (18 x 11 inches) are wrapped in 315/40R18 street-legal drag radial tires.Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has price of $84,995 with juicy options at $1
Summer is coming, and that means car enthusiasts will be taking their convertibles out for a ride soon. But today, we are not going to talk about convertibles that are currently out in the market.
Aksyonov Nikita, a Russian artist, recently posted a rendering he created on his Behance account. We have seen a number of renderings by this artist, and this time, he designed a topless Dodge Challenger SRT Demon - yup, a convertible.
Nikita has a pretty wild imagination, judging from all the designs we have seen from him. Now, his convertible SRT Demon here is designed with a soft top that folds flat behind the rear seats. Though it looks physically awesome, we feel like the SRT does not really need this feature considering its current speed. If you are not aware of the stats, the Demon is capable of reaching 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.3 seconds with its 840 horsepower engine, and has already been banned for on-road driving. If we take out the roof of the Demon, a huge portion of its weight will be cut, meaning that it will be able to reach a quarter of a mile in sub-10 seconds.Read the entire article Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Convertible looks sick
Ouch. From the mileage, we know that this newly delivered Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was driven only a few miles before it suffered a major crash. The 18 miles on the clock prove that it was almost brand new. From the pictures released online of the wrecked muscle car in B5 Blue body paint, it seems very unlikely that we’ll be seeing this beast on the road again. Even so, the powerful 707hp and 650lb-ft of torque 6.2-liter V8 supercharger may still get a second lease on life for anyone who’s interested to take its engine for a rescue.
Cleveland Power and Performance has apparently picked up this Hellcat out of the dumps and has been selling some of its parts piece by piece. The outlet is known for rebuilding and restoration while they also have their specialties when it comes to customizing cars.
The company has picked up a total of 20 wrecked Hellcats but this particular Dodge Challenger SRT has the lowest amount of mileage. It is also the third time in all these years that they have encountered a vehicle with only a few total miles on the clock. One is a 2006 Pontiac GTO with 11 miles and a 2012 Grand Cherokee with just 12 miles.Read the entire article For sale: Dodge Challenger Hellcat ruined almost immediately after delivery
Now, its not actually Dodge that started this news. Instead, its an IndieGoGo user named Jan Tobias Lombard, who started an online campaign on social media. Basically, he is asking for people to make a donation so that he could earn $1,072,500 and buy himself a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. In exchange for the pledge, he is offering those who donated at least $325 to drag race with him.
Right, you guys are probably thinking this is some sort of scam. The dude is simply trying his luck to get his hands on the hottest car that will soon be out in the market (without using his own money).Read the entire article Fan starts IndieGoGo funding campaing to buy a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
A lot of news has been going around about the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon lately, and people are arguing whether the 840 horsepower vehicle by Fiat Chrysler should be banned for the safety of motorists.
It wasn’t so long ago when the Demon received its registration as a road-worthy automobile, and now, we are talking about banning it for good. The problem is, there are a lot more cars that are much faster and more powerful than the Demon, but are still street legal, so how is this fair for the car?
We all agree that it was wrong for Tesla to use consumers and roads to beta-test their fully autonomous driving technology. But same with Dodge, what they are doing is not right - by building a drag car and marketing it as a road-legal car.Read the entire article Is the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon too dangerous for the road?
Another day, another record. Is the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon the fastest car to date? According to some sources, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon had just beaten the Tesla Model S’ record for being quickest at accelerating.
Not so long ago, Tesla announced that its non-performance Tesla Model S broke the record of its fastest car to accelerate, the Model S P100 D - which is the performance version. The performance version clocked at 2.3 seconds, while the non-performance beat that record with a 2.28 second run from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour). But move over Tesla, because you are not alone in this game.
This world of ours never gets satisfied. We always want more - more of everything. But in this specific community, we know what we want - more powerful or faster cars. Having said that, the Dodge Challenger DRT Demon had to take up a challenge, under the same circumstances as Motor Trend’s P100 0-to-60 mile run. The rules were basic - from a stop, the Dodge will accelerate to 60 miles per hour (96 kph) in 2.3 seconds, but with a rollout of an extra seven inches before the timer begins.Read the entire article Dodge Challenger SRT Demon breaks 0-60 mph record set by Tesla Model S
From the moment FCA kicked off with its 3-month-long ad campaign until the day it unveiled the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, folks have been guessing what the exact figures would eventually be on its price tag. Well, we think we have the probable answer to that enquiry. Only last week, Tim Kuniskis had spoken with Road & Track and mentioned that the muscle car will cost below $100,000. Isn't that a good start?
During the interview, Fiat Chrysler’s Head for Passenger Car Brands explains that although the starting price will be more expensive than the standard HellCat, the SRT Demon would still fall under the six-digit figure. In that case, if the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat comes with a $64,000 price tag, the Demon’s asking price will be more or less $35,000 higher—still a lot less expensive than a Tesla Model S P100D model that comes with a starting price of $135,000.
The Demon boasts a menacing 840 horsepower under the hood. That said, customers can also benefit from its very swift 0-62mph 3-second acceleration as compared with other cars in the market. By hitting a quarter mile in only 9.65 seconds, the Challenger SRT Demon is in fact, way faster than a $1.4M La Ferrari hyper car being offered by Ferrari.Read the entire article FCA boss talks about the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s price range
After months of continuous teasers and worldwide hype, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles let loose the insane 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that blew up the audience's minds in the 2017 New York Auto Show the past week. Fresh off its release, a lot of Dodge Demon renders are also grabbing the netizen's attention including the X-Tomi Designs' render.
Graphic designers at X-Tomi Design gave us an initial peek through with their unique take on a chop top Challenger SRT Demon, and it is actually looks dashing. The American automaker has not yet released a convertible variant of the new gen Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but by far this render by X-Tomi Designs takes the cake. However, the approach to the Dodge Demon is more of an aesthetic makeover and didn't really cater to a power boost of any kind. But we really aren't worried, since the Dodge Demon is already a speed maniac from the start.
The Demon can hit up to 60 miles per hour in just 2.3 seconds, pulling 1.8G's with a 9.65 quarter mile drag time starting at 140 mph. Its 6.2 L Hemi Demon V8 engine can produce around 770 lb-ft f torque, and a higher rev restriction of 6,500 rmp. Still impressive as hell. The extraordinary novelties are still in place. These include the enormous hood scoop, the extra slim tires in the front, the extensive drag radials in the back and also worth mentioning are its flared fenders. Since only a single render image is made available, we can tell that its roof is looking to swoop all the way to the back of the convertible and is placed safely in the trunk.Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is turned into a convertible beast by X-Tomi Designs
With the Dodge Viper set to be officially discontinued by this year, tributes are being made left and right. One of those in the top of such tributes would have to be that of Penzoil.
Titled as “The Last Viper,” the whole video is just a little under 3 minutes. It starts with the Viper inside a warehouse and an unnamed figure on the roof trying to recover the vehicle. Once he gets out of the warehouse, what follows next is a treat for any Viper enthusiast. Viewers are shown the limits of what this model can do. Making this possible is Penzoil getting stunt driver Rhys Millen to get behind the wheel of the yellow Viper ACR. The entire video was shot on location in Miami giving it some hints of Miami Vice and maybe a bit of Fast and the Furious vibe.
For some fans though, while the short film is indeed exciting, there are some moments that look awkward. At a certain period in the video for example, it is revealed that the license plate of this viper is V8 EATR. While it is possible that this V10 Viper could give some of the V8 versions a run for their money, the tribute was aired in conjunction with the reveal of the V8 Challenger Demon. The problem is that this latest model is considered to be the most powerful production version of the V8. In fact, it can likely beat the V8 “eater.”Read the entire article Penzoil releases short film as Dodge Viper tribute
Imagine you are the new owner of a 707hp pure American muscle car - the temptation to test it will nag at you endlessly. You want to test the ultimate speed of your newly acquired vehicle and hearing it roar will probably send your adrenaline to new heights. Moreover, the urge to show off to your friends is undoubtedly unavoidable. All these might make you think that it’s justified to overspeed and test your limits.
But then again, take lessons from what happened to Christopher Garza, who upon driving nearly 160 miles per hour (258 kph) on the streets of Gary, Indiana was duly apprehended and went to another venue instead: the Lake County Jail.
Around 1:30 on a Friday Morning, Indiana State Trooper Alaa Hamed was tasked to monitor the roads at the side of the highway in the city of Gary, Indiana when he spotted a vehicle coming in hot with its speed intensifying as it came nearer to the Trooper, according to a press release by the Indiana State Police. The said State Trooper clocked the Dodge Challenger Hellcat at 158 mph on his rear facing radar, 151 mph as it swooped him.Read the entire article Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat's driver goes from 158 mph to Indiana jail
With the recently concluded 2017 New York Auto Show displaying hordes of muscle and sports cars, we are in awe at how many new vehicles will be soon swooping in and out of our roads. The newly unveiled high powered American muscle - 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon also graced the halls of the Auto Show with its 2.7 L supercharger that produces up to 808 hp. But hoping to steal the spotlight from the Dodge Challenger SRT is the latest vehicle of the Trans Am: the 2017 Trans Am Super Duty.
The Pontiac label was put to its shallow grave after General Motors axed the brand in 2010 as a result of financial dilemma. But now the Pontiac's classic muscle car is given a second life in the form of the 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty. The previous Trans Am vehicles were modelled from the 5th generation Chevrolet Camaro and General Motor's Zeta chassis, now the newly unveiled Trans Am 455 Super Duty is probably the first unit ever produced that is molded around the sixth gen Chevy Camaro and the lightweight Alpha chassis.
The biggest asset of this beast of a vehicle is its 455 cubic inch (7.4 L) variant of the GM's recent generation V LT1 V8 engine equipped with a Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger that produces up to 14 psi of boost- which has 0.5 less psi compared to the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Trans Am Worldwide further revealed that the engine of the 455 Super Duty was made in partnership with a still unnamed premier NASCAR engine builder hailing from Martinsville, Virginia. Turns out, our guesses would directly point to the Arrington Performance by the very own NASCAR racer and team owner Joey Arrington. A cold air intake and purely ceramic coated headers, with 3.0 inch of exhaust powers contribute to an impressive 1,000 hp and 1,046 lb-ft of torque: a 160 hp and 276 lb-ft more than the Demon's performance on gas and 192 hp and 329 lb-ft more than the Demon's execution on 91 octane.Read the entire article Meet the Dodge SRT Demon's Ultimate Challenger: The Trans AM 1,000 HP Super Duty
Halo cars are traditionally built by automakers as a way to show off their latest and most high-tech accomplishments, these unique vehicles are a pride to each and every automaker. Even Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands for FCA North America, admits that there is more to these vehicles than for business purposes. With that, Dodge has released the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon – another exotic performance vehicle, or should we say, “halo car”, that will draw customers around the globe towards Dodge’s other, more “attainable” performance cars.
Though it looks like pretty much as if everything about the Demon has been released – what with Dodge’s weekly teasers, spy shots and leaked photos – let’s take a look at how the Demon is prepped for its debut straight from Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. headquarters.
If you’re talking about insanity, well, let’s just say that the Demon is set for a new Guinness World Record for “Longest Wheelie by a Production Car”. And what does that mean? It just means that Dodge’s halo car can travel 2.92 feet from a standstill with its front tires airborne. Not yet impressed? Then get this: apparently, the Demon is “too fast for the drag strip” that even the country’s preeminent sanctioning body for all quarter-mile vehicles, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), has banned it due to its lack of safety equipment required for a vehicle with such performance records.Read the entire article Here's what's in store for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
VLF Automotive is an American luxury sports car company, established in 2012 when it was originally VL Automotive (before the Fisker came in the picture). It is a joint partnership between former General Motors boss Bob Lutz, car designer Henrik Fisker of Fisker Karma, and entrepreneur Gilbert Villarreal. “VLF” came from the initials of each founder.
Over a year ago, the company took the cover off its Force 1 Coupe in Detroit, Michigan. And now, they are getting ready for the roadster version to debut at the Auto Shanghai 2017 in China next week. The roadster was spotted while in transit, so images of the car have surfaced online even before its official launch.
To keep the Force 1 Roadster light in weight, the body panels were built with carbon fiber. In fact, it looks just as sporty and masculine as the coupe. Instead, this was built with a soft top instead of a fixed carbon roof, unlike its counterpart. However, this model weighs a little more than the coupe that is at 1,538 kilograms (3,395 pounds), because of the increased roof complexity. Brembo brakes and Pirelli tires are included too.Read the entire article Photos of VLF Force 1 Roadster are out a week before its debut
After all the sneak peeks and the tiny teasers since 2005, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon finally comes out with several images online. These leaked photos were seen everywhere from Jalopnik to Carscoops. There will be many who would not agree with us but we do think it’s the real thing.
Twelve years and over 4,000 videos later, the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon will finally show itself at the 2017 New York Auto Show coming up this week. The wait is over, guys! The car manufacturer has not released photos of the car. However, the leaked images seem to be the actual thing based on all the teasers that have been released before. The photos include the Demon badge, huge fender flares, and a hood scoop.
According to sources, the Demon will have over 707 horsepower surpassing the Hellcat’s capability. It will then have a High Octane mode where it can make use of the 100+ octane unleaded race gas. The company also announced that it will be equipped with a trans brake, wherein automatic-transmission drag cars explode off the line as it launches. It will have a little more than just the launch RPM as well. As the system goes into torque reserve, the engine will keep spinning at the desired RPM, and at the same time, it builds maximum boost pressure for a forceful launch. This machine will have a wicked-sounding engine.Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: first official photo leaked online
Believe it or not, Mopar has been a part of the automotive world for 80 years. Yes, Mopar is celebrating its 80 years of existence this 2017, and as part of the celebrations the original equipment manufacturer for Chrysler (now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is launching the Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger limited edition vehicle.
As you may have guessed, this limited edition is derived from the 2017 Dodge Challenger. It may not be as hellish as the Challenger SRT Hellcat or as devilish as the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon, but the Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger is something to be excited about. It is more civil than its hot siblings, but it is quite special as it celebrates the brand’s 80th anniversary. Its limited status rises by the fact that Mopar is planning to create only 160 examples – 80 for each of the two color schemes of the Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger. It will be the brand’s eighth limited-edition Mopar-modified vehicle since 2010.
Thanks to the Mopar Custom Shop, the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger received two-tone exterior coloring schemes. The first one pairs Pitch Black with Contusion Blue, while the second scheme matches Pitch Black with Billet Silver. The Pitch Black tone dominates the upper portion of the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger, starting from the grille to the bonnet, and from roof to the rear decklid spoiler. Of course, these parts are courtesy of Mopar like the Shaker Hood package and the Shaker Hood scoop surround. In addition, the Mopar Design badge on the spoiler is specified to be black-on-black. Moreover, a special Mopar 392 logo is hand-painted on the lower portion of the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger.Read the entire article Mopar celebrates 80 years with the 2017 Dodge Challenger Limited Edition
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