A Long Overdue Farewell to the Dodge Demon Teaser Videos

Tyler Wooley
by Tyler Wooley
a long overdue farewell to the dodge demon teaser videos

If you haven’t yet heard, Dodge will unveil the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon at the New York International Auto Show on April 11th.

If you have heard, then you’ll be relieved to know that one of the most drawn out vehicle releases in history has reached its end.

Using what we know so far, the Demon:

Now that the housekeeping is done, last week’s video boasted of the Demon’s ability to use a “liquid-to-air charge air cooler chiller system.” This system diverts the air conditioning system to assist with cooling duties, creating a “45 degree Fahrenheit reduction in intake air temperature,” Dodge claims.

Thursday’s teaser (the last one!) tells us that the street-legal dragster will be able switch between premium unleaded 91 octane fuel and 100+ high-octane juice.

Dodge says that everything you’ll need for the switch will come in the separate Demon Crate. This will include “a new powertrain control module (PCM) calibrated for the high-octane fuel and a new switch bank for the center stack that includes a high octane button.”

This will change the spark timing and allow the supercharged V8 to optimize its power output. Dodge also says that “mixing high-octane unleaded and premium unleaded fuels in the tank won’t hurt the SRT Demon’s engine, but the high-octane function won’t activate if the combined fuel octane is too low.”

Whether you use premium or high-octane, the Demon will also have a second fuel pump and larger fuel injectors to help guzzle all of that fuel.

Yes, it has been a [s]grueling[/s] captivating ride following these teasers. I’m sure they will be missed, just not by us.

[Image: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles]

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  • Mittencuh Mittencuh on Apr 08, 2017

    Thank god. The endless teasers were obnoxious. Especially for a car that's as old as the sun.

  • APaGttH APaGttH on Apr 08, 2017

    ...If you have heard, then you’ll be relieved to know that one of the most drawn out vehicle releases in history has reached its end... Not even close. The FT-86 was dragged out by Toyota for almost 4 years. I would argue the extended teases, spoon fed hype to the fan base, and drips of leaks hurt the car in the end. The hype didn't come close to match the reality.

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    • APaGttH APaGttH on Apr 09, 2017

      @05lgt ...new NSX. How many years?... Good one also! Even longer than the FT-86. That actually might be the record for the drip of hype.

  • PeterPuck For years, Ford has simply reworked existing designs originating from Europe and Japanese manufacturers, not being capable of designing a decent car in the USA.What’s the last clean sheet design from the USA? The 1986 Taurus?And they still can’t manage to get things right.why is this? Are they putting all of the competent engineers and designers on the F150? Is woke diversification affecting them, as some rumours suggest? Are they rewarding incompetence?
  • Brandon What is a "city crossover"?
  • Tassos What was the last time we had any good news from Ford? (or GM for that matter?)The last one was probably when Alan Mulally was CEO. Were you even born back then?Fields was a total disaster, then they go hire this clown from Toyota's PR department, the current Ford CEO, Fart-ley or something.He claims to be an auto enthusiast too (unlike Mary Barra who is even worse, but of course always forgiven, as she is the proud owner of a set of female genitals.
  • Tassos I know some would want to own a collectible Mustang. (sure as hell not me. This crappy 'secretary's car' (that was exactly its intended buying demo) was as sophisticated (transl. : CRUDE) as the FLintstone's mobile. Solid Real Axle? Are you effing kidding me?There is a huge number of these around, so they are neither expensive nor valuable.WHen it came out, it was $2,000 or so new. A colleague bought a recent one with the stupid Ecoboost which also promised good fuel economy. He drives a hard bargain and spends time shopping and I remember he paid $37k ( the fool only bought domestic crap, but luckily he is good with his hands and can fix lots of stuff on them).He told me that the alleged fuel economy is obtained only if you drive it like a VERY old lady. WHich defeats the purpose, of course, you might as well buy a used Toyota Yaris (not even a Corolla).
  • MRF 95 T-Bird Back when the Corolla consisted of a wide range of body styles. This wagon, both four door and two door sedans, a shooting brake like three door hatch as well as a sports coupe hatchback. All of which were on the popular cars on the road where I resided.