We always get really excited when Dodge starts teasing the new Challenger trim models. There is a big auto show coming up, where we expect to see the final product that is the Dodge Challenger Demon. Until then, we wanted to share with you the little bit of information that we do have on the new Demon.
The Challenger Demon prototype has hood pins, visible rivets, and LB Performance stickers, making it look like someone’s custom Challenger, but the Demon-specific hood scoop and dual headlight/airflow passages give away its true identity. (They thought they were being so sneaky – we know what we are looking at!)
“With the Demon, Dodge wants its buyers to be able to drive their Challengers to and from the track on four (wide, barely street-legal) drag radials. At the drag strip, owners may swap the front wheels for skinny drag-racing “runners” that can be stored in a special metal toolbox complete with a jack, tire-pressure gauge, and torque wrench. The unused wide front wheels and tires can either be set aside until the drive home or even employed as replacement rear tires should an owner crack off a few too many quarter-mile runs in one outing.”-autoblog.com
The Challenger Demon will look pretty much like every other Challenger save for a quartet of fender flares that widen the already large coupe by about 3.5 inches, plus an extra-wide hood scoop.
We are assuming that the Demon will be powered by a version of the supercharged and intercooled Hemi V-8 found in the Challenger SRT Hellcat. We’re also assuming that the engine’s output will far surpass the Hellcat’s mighty 707 horsepower. Our current best guess pegs the peak horsepower figure at 815 and torque at more than 700 lb-ft.
For more information on the Dodge Challenger and its different trims, head to All Star near Ladue.