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:
- will be at least 200 pounds lighter than a Hellcat
- will have massive wheels
- will have a optional personalized Demon Crate
- will boast a large cold-air intake
- won’t have AWD
- will show you a lot of track-worthy data
- will be quick off the line
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.
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...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.