SRT Demon Could Be Dodge's Newest All-Wheel-Drive Monster

Tyler Wooley
by Tyler Wooley
srt demon could be dodge s newest all wheel drive monster

We know from Dodge’s first and second teasers that it’s resurrecting the Demon, which will be over 200-pounds lighter than the current Hellcat.

In the brand’s newest teaser — appropriately titled “Body” — we get the best look yet at the Demon. It may not seem much different from the Hellcat at first glance, but the new SRT could be utilizing an all-wheel-drive system when it is released in April.

In the last few seconds of the video, the Demon’s license plate is “ which Car and Driver, probably correct in the assumption, deciphered to mean 2,576 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm — at each driven wheel. With the Hellcat making 4,010 lbs-ft of torque at each driven wheel, and the fact that new lightweight 18 x 11 inch wheels wrapped in 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radials come on all four corners, this could be evidence in how the Demon puts its power to the pavement.

According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the “Demon Branded” tires constructed specifically for the new model make it the first factory production car to come standard with street-legal drag radials. The four massive tires, along with protruding fender flares, make the beast 3.5-inches wider than it’s more civil siblings.

Adding an AWD system would surely add more than a few pounds to the Demon over the Hellcat, so the 200-pound weight loss from the second video must have been much more difficult to achieve than we’d originally thought.

Again, this is only the third video in the series. There is still much about the Demon we don’t know, but it’s more than likely going to put a smile on some faces.

[Images: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles]

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  • Energetik9 Energetik9 on Jan 26, 2017

    "wheels wrapped in 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radials come on all four corners? Holy cow...315's? How will that affect maneuverability?

    • True_Blue True_Blue on Jan 26, 2017

      The Trofeo R tires designated for the Camaro Z/28 measure 305/30ZR-19 in all four corners, and that car pulls 1.05G on the pad. Not that it matters per se. This is a quarter-mile weapon through and through.

  • A4kev A4kev on Jan 27, 2017

    BigOldChryslersthe "AWD system used with the 8-speed couldn’t handle the torque?" Yah it was definitely the take rate.The ZF 8 speed which Dodge now builds under license in the USA, is as tough as an old GM autobox from the 60's-70's.Google the applications, many of them high torque, and it's obvious that it can handle a lot of abuse - torque.Modern work of art in my opinion.

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