Powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engine that fires out 840 horsepower and 1044 Nm of torque, mated to a TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission., the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon gets its name just right. And now for all the records it breaks. This Challenger is fitted with the highest horsepower V-8 production car engine ever produced.
It is the World’s fastest quarter-mile production car with an elapsed time of 9.65 seconds and 140 miles per hour (mph) as certified by National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). And because the new Challenger SRT is too fast for the drag strip, it has also been officially banned by the same association.
Wait there’s more. The SRT Demon has been certified by Guinness World Records for the First-ever front-wheel lift at launch in a production car (2.92 feet). And if you’re thinking that all that power is only going to burn up the wheels, get this. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the World’s fastest 0-60 mph production car, breaching that speed in a mere 2.3 seconds.
And it just keeps coming. The SRT Demon does the 0-30 miles per hour sprint in 1.0 second, builds the highest g-force acceleration of any production car at 1.8g, and comes with an Air-Grabber induction system which includes the largest functional hood scoop (45.2 square inches) of any production car.
It is the First-ever factory-production car with innovative SRT Power Chiller liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system. It diverts the air-conditioning refrigerant from the SRT Demon’s interior to a chiller unit mounted by the low-temperature circuit coolant pump. The SRT Demon is also the First factory-production car with After-Run Chiller that keeps cooling the supercharger/charge air cooler after the engine is shut off.
If you’re still not impressed by the many firsts, here’s some more. The SRT Demon is the First-ever, factory-production drag car with Torque Reserve, to deliver increased levels of power and torque at launch. The Front passenger seat and rear seat have been deleted to reduce weight, but can be optioned back for $1 each.
It is also the first-ever, street-legal factory-production car designed to run on 100+ unleaded high-octane fuel. This Challenger also comes with an exclusive, serialized ‘Demon Crate’, which offers components that fully unleash the car’s potential at the drag strip. All customers who buy the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon receive one full-day session at Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving.
Similar to the Challenger SRT Hellcat, the SRT Demon comes with two key fobs. The black fob limits engine output to 500 horsepower. The red key fob unlocks the engine’s full output of 808 horsepower and 717 pounds-feet torque. With either key fob, the driver can activate Eco and Valet Modes. Eco Mode revises the transmission shift schedule to include second-gear starts. Valet Mode limits the engine to 4,000 rpm and reduces torque output.
The high-octane unleaded fuel capability with the optional Direct Connection powertrain controller boosts engine output to 840 horsepower and 770 pounds-feet of torque. Production of the limited-edition single model year Challenger SRT Demon begins later this summer, with 3,000 vehicles for the United States and 300 vehicles for Canada.