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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Is 200 lb Lighter

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Is 200 lb Lighter

At Dodge enough if just never enough when it comes to HEMI power. The company confirmed last week that the Demon nameplate would be returning to the Challenger and be positioned above the 707 horsepower Hellcat in terms of performance. While details are still limited, we’ve learned mass reduction is part of the Demon equation.

More specifically, it sounds like FCA engineers have been able to take out 200 pounds from the portly Challenger Hellcat, which weighs over 4,400 pounds. That would be welcomed news to enthusiasts, who’ve long complained of the excessive mass on the Challenger and the FCA LX cars in general.

Assuming the Demon also gets an even more powerful version of the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI, the Demon should be pretty hellish indeed.

Dodge has actually confirmed the mass reduction publicly with their latest video teaser regarding the Demon. In the video the Demon drives up on a scale and a meter demonstrates that the car is lighter.

More details of the car are likely to leak out between now and April’s New York Auto Show, but for now that’s all we know about the Demon.





 

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  1. Andrew_L
    FenwickHockey65
    http://www.autoblog.com/2017/01/31/2018-dodge-challenger-srt-demon-seats-weight-loss/

    Aaaaand now we know why. No actual engineering, just what Bob's Performance Shop down the street can do.


    well that's slightly disappointing
    FenwickHockey65
    http://www.autoblog.com/2017/01/31/2018-dodge-challenger-srt-demon-seats-weight-loss/

    Aaaaand now we know why. No actual engineering, just what Bob's Performance Shop down the street can do.
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