Dodge has been teasing the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon for over a month now. The Demon has its own division on the Dodge website, where highly anticipated details are being released on a weekly basis and in video form. After last weeks video everyone was quick to assume that the new model will come in an all-wheel drive. However, after the newest teaser, all of those speculations were laid to rest and we can safely say that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will most definitely come with a rear wheel drive.
The Latest Reveal
The latest reveal suggests that the front two of the four wide Nitto drag radial tires everyone was assigning to the FWD might just be spares for when you eventually burn out the rear ones. Yesterday’s video also depicts a “Demon Crate” — which is basically a box with 18 separate components, including various parts, some spare wheels, an enigmatic “Demon Track Pack System,” as well as some tools with the Demon logo imprinted on them.
We have previously learned that the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will lose about 200 pounds of weight, so what else could the so-called Crate bring to the table? Well, Fiat Chrysler claims that the crate will give the buyer the ability to choose whether their vehicle is built for drag racing performance, street performance or the mix of the two.
The Mysterious Badge
Along with the video clip Dodge also included a photograph of a badge ostensibly placed on the top of the box. The badge is personalized to Tom Coddington, who is an original member of Dodge’s Ramchargers drag-racing team. Moreover, the badge features a serial number “0757 “, and a VIN that is followed by “001121.”
These figures could mean a variety of things for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The first theory is that the serial numbers could connote gas mileage. Although 11.21 is far too slow and 7.57 is somewhat unimaginable. The second and the more conceivable option is that the serial number indicates a 50 horsepower increase to a total of 757 horsepower. However, some sources suggest that the 757 figure could actually stand for torque figures in pound-feet since is too early and unlikely for Dodge to release any output numbers. Nevertheless, these figures still remain a mystery and you can feel free to debunk it in the comment section.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Release Date and Price
The final destination for the new Demon is the 12-th of April, when it is scheduled to appear at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Our prediction is that the new model will hit the showrooms within the final months of 2018. As for the prices, we expect the Demon to start well over the Hellcats starting price of $64.000, and somewhere closer to the $70.000 mark.
However, these are only our predictions and we are still waiting for the official information, which will hopefully come soon in one of the upcoming teasers. And you can be sure that we will keep you updated on that.
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