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Speedkore Demon Miami Lakes

1,400 Horsepower Dodge SRT Demon? Yes, please.

Speedkore Demon Miami Lakes

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Few vehicles need to be improved upon, and one of those is the incredible 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Increasing areas like speed and velocity for a vehicle that provided a stock quarter-mile time under 10 seconds, that’s just not something that needed to be done! This is genuinely not the vehicle to enhance. However, that didn’t stop Speedkore from getting their hands on one and making it more of a Demon. The fastest, mightiest Dodge Challenger has just been crafted. With only a lone year of production for the world’s fastest production muscle car, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon had a limited run of just 3,300 vehicles. Speedkore Performance Group got their hands on one and got to work, replacing the supercharger 6.2-Liter HEMI V8 engine to give it twin-turbos. We’re not making this up.

Exactly How Much Fastest Did They Make the SRT Demon?

There wasn’t any reason to need to touch the engine of the SRT Demon. The biggest reason for that is it was already at 840 horsepower and produced 717 lb-ft of torque. That’s not only impressive, but it’s also dangerous with the wrong driver behind the wheel as this beast was famous for requiring a waiver to be driven! Speedkore Performance Group took the challenge to make this vehicle even better with goals to take it to the 2019 SEMA show happening in Las Vegas later in 2019. They started by replacing the body panels with carbon fiber (which they had previously done to the vehicle before, but that was just the start for this new SRT Demon project). After replacing the body panels with carbon fiber and pulling out the supercharger engine for two new 6875 Precision Billet ball-bearing T4 turbochargers. Transforming the engine to include a twin turbo setup is what makes this newsworthy is just how much more horsepower the twin turbos generate. The intensified SRT Demon now gets around 1,400 horsepower at the flywheel and exactly 1,203 horsepower at the rear wheels. Wicked!

More On the Impressive Speedkore Demon

The majority of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is mostly the same aside from the look and what’s under the hood. Among the new additions included were new carbon fiber additions, new hood pins, side-mounted exhausts on either side of the front bumper. This transformed Dodge SRT Demon weighs less and moves way quicker. Perhaps the most improbable aspect was how the Speedkore Performance Group was able to make their SRT Demon almost a second faster when racing in a quarter-mile. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon stock hit an exceptionally fast time of 9.65 seconds, while the Speedkore Demon ran a mind-blowing time of just 8.77 seconds in the quarter-mile.  

Improving On the Original

Thought the Speedkore Performance Group had improved on the Demon with the carbon fiber additional, this was the first time they added a twin-turbo. Their latest revamping effort to make the Demon fastest and advance the boundaries of horsepower and velocity for the SRT Demon is surprising, to say the least. How much fastest could this particular muscle car get? We know today just how much scarier the Demon could be!

For those who want to check out this improved, monstrous SRT Demon, check out Speedkore’s showcase at the 2019 SEMA show going on October 30th through November 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first twin-turbo Dodge SRT Demon will appear and fans will get the chance to see it up close and in person. However, to drive a vehicle as fast as the impressive Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, there are few choices like it. The good news is Miami Lakes Automall has them!

Find the Muscle Car of Your Dreams With Us

Check out our line-up of new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat collection right now. We’re ready to help our customers with a fantastic experience to get the vehicle they want. Whether the goal is to lease or buy, sell or trade-in a vehicle, we can help out today. For those looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can support you for any shopping needs.

From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve you!

2019 Dodge SRT Miami Lakes

Why Muscle Cars Will Outlive the Average Sedan

2019 Dodge SRT Miami Lakes

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Everyone knows a muscle car when they see them, and especially when they hear them. There’s a loud sound that erupts from a muscle car when the driver puts the pedal to the metal, as they say. As the number of passenger cars is disappearing in record numbers, one thing is certain, that won’t be the case for muscle cars; at least not any time soon and at least not with Dodge. Dodge has stated that they will produce their long-standing muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger for another half-decade.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is responsible for the Dodge brand and they did announce the end for the Dodge Dart and the Chrysler 200 passenger car. Ford has done the same with their Ford Fusion and Ford Fiesta soon to be extinct. Across the automotive industry, there have been companies pulling back on once popular car entries like the Buick LaCrosse, which General Motors Co. has discontinued. Chevrolet also has revealed the end of the Impala as sales for these vehicles have dwindled.

Why the Muscle Car Will Survive

There’s no way to know for sure, but Dodge is committed to making their muscle cars stand out and stay relevant as they have for many decades. In fact, the Dodge Challenger rose up three percent in 2018 sales over 2017 numbers. That is good news for fans of the remarkably fast muscle car produced by Dodge. Dodge knows from the top down the fascination with their high-performance vehicles.

“What’s dying is the commoditized, four-door nothingburger, no-personality cars. Muscle cars have a really well-defined personality and positioning, ” said Tim Kuniskis, who ran the Dodge brand at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV from 2013 to early 2018, before taking over Jeep North America.

The Beginning of the Sedan’s End

What has helped FCA move from the sedan market is the average price for the muscle cars they sell. At around $36,000, it helps to offset the money made by sedan cars, as of 2016 Dodge truly began to move from the sedan market. While the profit from trucks and SUVs, which are growing in popularity, the muscle car market remains steady. Another reason that Dodge and FCA have had success with their muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger has not changed its platform model since 2011 and even longer for the Dodge Charger, not since 2008. Rather than having to entirely redesign their vehicles for newer more electric-based designs, they have been able to see profits for a long time without having to redesign the wheel.

Retail sales for large passenger cars is down 21 percent across the board, according to sales set in 2018, but that hasn’t affected the large muscle cars of Dodge. Thanks to their latest series of SRT (street and racing technology vehicles) like the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, which carry incredible horsepower and speed, they are beautiful, powerful and have gained the following of fans around the world for their exceptional high-performance and craftsmanship. The same can not be said about a Nissan Maxima, for example.

“There’s almost been a resurgence with some of the younger (people), even kids that aren’t of driving age that are interested in those products. Those kind of special additions and add-ons have really put some life into the vehicles,” said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting for LMC Automotive.

Find Your New Muscle At Miami Lakes Automall

Miami Lakes Automall makes it so easy and fun for customers to find what they want and our friendly team is happy to show off our entire lineup. From our new vehicles to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. We have the newest Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger vehicles available now. Looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want? Let our financing team support you for any buying or leasing needs. If you need to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too.

Just visit us for a test-drive to see what you can end up with today! From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you.

 

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye Miami Lakes Automall

The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Gets SRT Demon Components

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye Miami Lakes Automall

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Few vehicles are built like the incredible all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. With a world-class, supercharged 6.2-Liter V8 engine that provides owners with a remarkable 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque, that’s just the start of what makes this vehicle so impressive. Of course, part of the reason the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is so remarkable is due to many of the same components built for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. While the Dodge SRT Demon was capable of giving owners 840 horsepower when using high octane fuel, the parts that made the Demon such a powerhouse are now found in the newest SRT (Street Racing Technology) Dodge Challenger.

Last year, the stunning SRT Demon’s stock only included a small number, 3,330 vehicles, to be exact. Of course, the all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is not limited by a restrained run. Thankfully, there’s a lot of people that will be able to comfortably find and drive the all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.  

Meet the Newest Dodge Challenger, the SRT Hellcat Redeye  

The SRT Redeye is the highest trim available from the Hellcat, but that trim uses a 2.4-Liter supercharger for the Demon’s 2.7-Liter unit, and it hits 14.5 psi of boost—versus the 11.6 psi of the standard Hellcat — and the Demon as well. The standard Hellcat’s 6,200 rpm redline is raised to equal the Demon’s 6,500 rpm redline, and two dual-stage fuel pumps from the Demon help maintain the Hellcat Redeye’s appetite for premium 93 octane. This is part of what customers should expect from one of the world’s best high-performance muscle cars.

The SRT Demon also provided many firsts for a muscle car and some of those remarkable parts carried over to the new 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye including a 41-spline half shafts (yields a 20 percent improvement in torque capacity) and high-strength steel prop shafts, netting a 15 percent gain in torque capacity. What helps thrust the Dodge Demon to begin quickly from the line is also available with the SRT Hellcat Redeye; Launch Control, Launch Assist, Line Lock, and Torque Reserve. There’s also the Power Chiller and After-Run Chiller to help cool things down at the drag strip.

The Hellcat Redeye arrives standard with a high stall torque converter, helping add 18 percent extra torque and 11 percent quicker stall speed. The Redeye’s 2.62:1 final drive ratio is similar to the Demon’s 3.09:1 final drive ratio. The pricing variance is noteworthy as the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye is priced at $71,350 MSRP (plus destination fee), which is far less than the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s original $86,090 sticker price. Not a bad thing to have just about the same vehicle for a vastly discounted amount. (Thanks Dodge and FCA!)

Variations Between Both Vehicles

While the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is able to blow away most of the competition it will ever face for a quarter-mile time (just 10.8 seconds) While the Demon claimed a striking 9.65-second quarter-mile time, the Redeye is stunning with a mark of 131 mph in the same span, barely 9 mph slower than the SRT Demon.

There’s a few other differences between the Hellcat Redeye and the SRT Demon? The 18-inch Demon wheels covered in 315/40 drag radials have not been continued to the SRT Hellcat Redeye, but rather replaced with two sets of sporty 20-inch wheels including 305/35 tires. The distinguished weight-shifting suspension mode is not present on the Hellcat Redeye. The smaller, thinner 14.2-inch front brakes for track duty aren’t continued as the Hellcat Redeye carries 15.4-inch stoppers from Brembo up front. These changes aren’t enough to persuade anyone from not getting the Hellcat Redeye, but are worth noting. Any customer that has had their eyes on the latest 2019 Dodge Challenger line-up will know there’s nothing quite like the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye available today.

Drive the Latest Dodge Vehicles Today

For a chance to drive the latest Dodge vehicles, don’t hesitate to see us at Miami Lakes Automall. We take pride in offering the newest Dodge vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers pleased.

We can help with buying, leasing or selling needs of our customers. Consider us a one-stop shop (that also includes vehicle maintenance and repairs). Visit even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our friendly service team to help out. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you. Visit Miami Lakes Automall today!

 

Miami Lakes 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

First Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Produced

Miami Lakes 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

After the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon debuted back in April, there was constant news about its power, price, and the legal issues surrounding driving one, let alone owning one. Remember that bit about signing a waiver to drive the Dodge SRT Demon? The news surrounding this demonic beast sort of just, vanished … until now. The first 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has finally been produced and rolled off the assembly line. No word on howling screeches or flaming tread marks yet.

Just think about it though. Those looking to get your hands on a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon are closer than ever to the most highest-performing factory-production car ever. How close? The SRT Demon came off the assembly line in mid-September. However, although produced, this first Dodge Demon is pretty under wraps. Perhaps customers who have ordered their own Dodge Challenger SRT Demon like a little privacy, because the chosen features for this first vehicle are unknown.

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Miami Lakes Dodge Auto SRT Demon Configurator Featured

Dodge Demon Configurator Goes Live

Miami Lakes Dodge Auto SRT Demon Configurator Featured

Well it’s been a few months since the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon came out, and finally Dodge has put a configurator online. Anyone who has ever gone to the website of an auto brand and checked out a car model has most likely seen an option to “build” the car. Not from the ground up of course, but what the build configurator does is offer the consumer all kinds of options available to the selected car model. From there, they pick and choose what they wish to have. Although we may not all have $90k, those of you that are ordering a SRT Demon will be happy to know you can get it exactly how you want it.

The SRT Demon Configurator

If you click this link, then you’ll be taken to the SRT Demon Configurator page. It lists all the good stuff the SRT Demon is known for, such as being the world’s fastest acceleration factory production car (0 – 60 mph in 2.3 seconds), highest g-force ( 1.8 G’s), and has an output of 808 horsepower, 717 lb-ft of torque before opening the demon crate and filling up on octane fuel. Then say hello to a whopping 840 horsepower and take a visit to the race track.

After clicking “Build,” users are brought to the powertrain. It of course has all the standard features, a 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 -SRT Demon engine paired to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. It also comes with a $1700 gas guzzler tax. Hey, this thing burns high octane fuel like sugar on a stove, it ain’t cheap. For those in the north, an engine block heater can be added on for $95 to warm the engine and engine oil to reduce startup wear.

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Miami Lakes Dodge SRT Demon

It’s Official! ’18 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Coming To Miami Lakes

Miami Lakes Dodge SRT Demon

Now is the time to put in an order for a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon because Dodge dealerships have officially been given the green light to place orders for the new muscle car. However, with only 3,000 units being made, how will they be delivered and who gets first dibs? Moreover, can just anyone buy a Demon? The devil is in the details on this one, or should we say the fine print? Grab a pitchfork and read on.

As it currently stands, the base price for a Dodge SRT Demon is set at $84,995 (not including the gas guzzler tax and destination fee). Dodge knows the way the auto market and dealerships work, they know the markups that can and will most likely happen when it comes to a high performance vehicle, especially one with limited production. To make sure everyone has a fair chance at getting one of 3,000 Demons, a few restrictions have been set to protect the customer.

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Miami Lakes 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Pricing

The Dodge SRT Demon Pricing Announced by FCA

Miami Lakes 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Pricing

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.

Standard Features

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.

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The Dodge SRT Demon, Then and Now

Miami Lakes Dodge SRT Demon Then Now

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon debuted this year at the New York International Auto Show, and it pretty much impressed everyone. Of course, it has its challengers, mostly after-factory vehicles, but we’re not here to duke it out. It’s time to take a look at the ol’ Demon and its journey from 1971 to now. You may be surprised to learn it wasn’t always a Challenger, and had a lot of controversy for several reasons.

1971 Dodge Dart Demon

In 1971 the Dodge Dart got a new addition to the lineup, and the new model was based off the Plymouth Duster platform, a Chrysler vehicle. However, Dodge called their model the Dodge Demon, and it was available in two trims – a 1971 Dodge Demon two-door coupe and a 1971 Dodge Demon 340 two-door coupe. Basically, one was more powerful than the other. Both featured a grille different than their parent vehicle, the Dart, as well as differing rear taillight assembly.

Buyers had the choice of fourteen body paint colors, and four High Impact Paint colors for a little extra style. The base model could be powered by either a 198 cubic inch slant six or a 318 cubic inch V-8. engine. A vinyl roof was optional, and vinyl front bench seat came standard with three available interior colors – blue, tan, or black. All of this, and the part that really brings a tear to our eyes? The base model was priced at a mere $2,343.

1971 Demon Controversy

Initially, the Demon was to be called the “Beaver”. This was short-lived after Chrysler’s marketing department learned it’s slang for a certain part of female anatomy. So, to avoid confrontation, it was renamed the Demon, but that turned out to be problematic as well. Some religious groups didn’t take kindly to the name, “Demon”, nor were they fans of the devilish cartoon character sporting a pitchfork as the Dodge Demon logo.

This was probably more so because when offering to show off the car, the term used was a “demon-stration”. Not the smartest move, but Dodge wasn’t going to crumble under the pressure and continued on with the Dodge Demon name.

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Miami Lakes Dodge Charger Ice

Dodge Cars Can Do More than Drive Fast

Miami Lakes Dodge Charger Ice

Dodge muscle cars and sedans – they’re fast. The Dodge Challenger and Charger will change your insurance bills just by the name alone, and that’s because they’re notorious for being driven by speed demons. That statement will ring truer than ever before once the SRT Demon comes out, but before it does, we’d like to talk about what else a Dodge vehicle can do besides go fast like Ricky Bobby ‘round the race track. How about an off-road Dodge Challenger?

Joey Ruiter’s Dodge Challenger A/T

The Dodge Challenger A/T, or “all-terrain”, is a Challenger you may never see on the streets. Why? Because it’s a post-factory vehicle, constructed and designed by product designer Joey Ruiter. He took a Dodge Challenger, it’s unclear what trim, and turned it into an off-road vehicle.

How? The modifications are more simple than one would think. Building it is the hard part. For the Dodge Challenger A/T, Ruiter added longer suspension arms for increased lift when hitting rocky terrain and body armor to protect the body of the vehicle if facing a little impact. Speaking of impact, the exhaust at the back of the car was moved to another location so it doesn’t get crushed from a rough landing, and a light bar was integrated into the lower grille for spotting large obstacles when the sun goes down.

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Miami Lakes SRT Viper Dodge Hellcat

SRT Past, Present and Future

Miami Lakes SRT Viper Dodge Hellcat

With Dodge coming out with the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon next month, we thought it was time to brush up on our SRT knowledge. We also thought our readers would like to know what’s so special about SRT vehicles anyways. Heck, what does “SRT” even stand for? Well, SRT has some pretty interesting history, and if all goes well, it’ll also have a pretty interesting future.

SRT Origins

Believe it or not, “SRT” wasn’t always called SRT, nor was it always a part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Not a huge surprise, businesses and project teams go through changes, and that’s how SRT started – a high-performance automobile group, now working within FCA. The team was known as “Team Viper,” and wouldn’t you know they were in charge of designing and developing the legendary Dodge Viper. After a merge with “Team Prowler,” the developers of the Plymouth Prowler, they became known as Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE), then renamed as “Performance Vehicle Operations” (PVO), and then the group finally settled on the acronym “SRT” for “Street & Racing Technology”.

This acronym is usually in the title of a car that has an SRT engine, as well as in the name of the engine itself – usually. For instance, the Dodge Challenger T/A Plus comes with the SRT 392 engine, but “SRT” is missing from both, the title of the car and the name of the engine. Since its conception, SRT has made many vehicles with the SRT name, and some of them are still around today.

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