The 2018 Dodge Demon is creating quite the stir in the auto community, and with the aggressive styling, jaw-dropping specs, and insane speed, it’s no wonder people are clamoring for information. We’ve rounded up everything we could find and made this comprehensive guide to what you need to know about the 2018 Dodge Demon.
Dodge’s engineers took cues from traditional drag race builds to balance out the Demon. The Demon is equipped with a transbrake that can be activated by a paddle near the wheel. It has a Drag Mode suspension option plus super-skinny front wheels to feed into an impressive weight transfer on start, which we’ll talk about a little later.
Ponies to Spare
Looking for a car with insane horsepower? Look no further than the 2018 Demon. This car gets a staggering 840 horsepower when equipped with the Demon Crate, which also ups the torque from 717 pound-feet to 770 pound-feet at 4500 rpm. The Demon is one of the fastest street legal cars on the market, and is actually so fast that it’s already banned from many drag racing competitions since it’s required to have additional safety equipment to compete in the National Hotrod Association’s races.
The Demon is one of the only street legal vehicles that can pull a wheelie. Granted, it’s not a nearly vertical wheelie, but the front wheels definitely lift off the ground. The Demon has an insane 2,500-pound transfer from front to back wheels when gunned, which, especially when the 717 pound-feet of torque is considered, is definitely enough to get the wheel clear from the asphalt for a bit of showmanship.
Weighted and Aerodynamic
The Demon’s engineers were particularly careful with the weighting of the Demon to improve not only speed but also aerodynamics. Most noticeable of these efforts is the optional seating. The Demon comes with only the front seat standard; a passenger and rear bench seat can be added for $1 each, but it’ll change the weighting of the vehicle. By dumping these seats, the engineers shaved off an impressive 113 pounds.
Other items that have been ditched are trunk linings, all but two small speakers, parking sensors, power steering column adjustment and solid anti-roll bars. These have all either been replaced by lighter versions or have been relegated as add-on options, with the caution that they’ll add weight to the frame, and therefore more drag, no matter how minimal.
Here are some technical specs for car enthusiasts. The Demon comes equipped with a forged steel-alloy crankshaft with 90.9 mm stroke. This rotates on an induction hardened crank-bearing surface for ultimate efficiency. Forged high-strength alloy pistons are cooled by oil jets that are designed to put out twice as much as the ones used on the Hellcat. In addition, the Demon has a 27% increase in fuel injector pressure. With a 230-millimeter high-strength alloy ring gear matched with an improved 20% thicker drive shaft, the Demon improves on the stats of the Hellcat substantially.
More information will be coming out as we get closer to the release date. The projected MSRP of the Demon is $84,995.
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