2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: first official photo leaked online

Article by Christian A., on April 10, 2017

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.

What else should we expect from the SRT Demon? Well, it will have an infotainment system that can track your performance. On the display, you’ll find the car’s real time horsepower and torque output. Also, the intercooler coolant temperature will be displayed as part of the After Run Chiller. This basically cools down the car properly after the engine has been shut down - thanks to the coolant fan and the intercooler pump. Furthermore, data can be logged to keep track of power improvements from its modifications. Reaction time can now be recorded as well – with elapsed times from 0-60, 0-100, 1/8th mile and 1/4th mile with vehicle speed.

If you noticed, a few of the teasers released by Dodge had the number 757 in it. I’m pretty sure this is not a coincidence. So it must be a clue. Could it be that the Demon offers 757 worth of horsepower in one of its drive modes? We can’t confirm this yet but it you have to admit that it is suspicious.

We don’t have official tech specs of the Demon just yet. But by the end of the week, we will find out if this model really does have what we expect it to be equipped with. Can it really drive in reverse? Is it solely a drag-racing car or can it actually turn left or right? Will it have a cooling system and a 100 octane capability? At this point, your guess is as good as ours.

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