Just when you think the hype about the SRT Demon is dying down, Dodge is like “Naw, we just getting started.” We covered the Demon pretty in-depth not too long ago, with a page on Dodge Challenger SRT Demon performance, but this next bit of news will shock everyone. Seems that the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, more powerful than the SRT Hellcat, will actually only cost $20k more than its predecessor to own. The starting MSRP is $84,995; with all the goodies in the Demon, that’s a steal.
Anyone who’s been following the SRT Demon already knows the kind of power it’s packing. With the highest horsepower V8 production car engine ever made, the starting output is 808 horsepower and 717 lb-ft of torque. We say starting, because with the Demon Crate (see below), you can get the most out of the Demon, a whopping 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque. Able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds, and covering a quarter mile in 9.65 seconds, it’s almost hard not to opt in for that little extra. Before we dive into it though, check out what comes standard on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
Under the hood is the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8, paired to a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission with factory-production car exclusive TransBrake. The TransBrake can be used by the driver to rev up the engine and then release for that wheelie-popping launch, along with Torque Reserve that delivers a little extra oomph in all the right ways. With the largest functional hood scoop of any production car (45.2 square inches), the Air-Grabber induction system sucks in the the most air possible to burn through the Demon’s engine. With all that fuel and air burning, the engine needs to keep cool, and that’s why Dodge installed a factory-first, an innovative SRT Power Chiller liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system. This reroutes some of the power of the air conditioner system as part of the air intake to keep the engine cool.