By on April 7, 2017

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

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 grueling captivating ride following these teasers. I’m sure they will be missed, just not by us.

[Image: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles]

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18 Comments on “A Long Overdue Farewell to the Dodge Demon Teaser Videos...”


  • avatar
    dal20402

    Deo gratias!

  • avatar
    MrIcky

    All the bitching about all the teasers, yet you reported on every one of them iirc. You don’t have to write up an article if it isn’t interesting to you. Seems you could have saved yourself some angst.

    • 0 avatar
      Tyler Wooley

      The articles we posted were news, it was the fact that Dodge dragged it out over so many weeks that was so frustrating.

      • 0 avatar
        EBFlex

        Oh no, not a few weeks! What a horrible thing to have to suffer through.

        It took Ford a lifetime to tease the crappy little Fiesta before it was released. They were doing the “Fiesta Movement” in 2009 and the car wasn’t released until 2011.

        A few weeks on a car that is actually cool and people care about is not something to whine about.

        • 0 avatar
          Lorenzo

          Actually, this teaseapalooza reminds me of what my father told me about the Edsel. That was also a long series of teases on radio and in print for a super-duper luxury car, and Ford revealed it just in time for a major recession that put about ten million people out of work, inducing those who could afford the Edsel to rachet back their spending. This Demon tease would appeal to a similar very small market segment. It makes me think the marketing people at FCA have gone way too far out on a limb for the wrong product.

  • avatar
    OldManPants

    Automotive tantrums are less popular nowadays.

  • avatar
    kkop

    So it was frustrating, but you kept coming back for more. Sorta like me and TTAC :-)

  • avatar
    FThorn

    My son has been working with a Demon this week. I think it’s cool.

  • avatar
    Manta9527

    Hopefully they have all the bugs worked out before delivering it to the market. FCA, like its predecessor, the original Chrysler, seems to have a tendency to rush products to market before they’re fully sorted out, which is one of the reasons why they have a reputation for poor quality.

    The less than satisfactory relationship they have with their suppliers doesn’t exactly help matters, either.

    • 0 avatar
      EBFlex

      And yet you provide nothing to support this or put it into context with other manufactures.

      How many recalls has Ford done on the 1.6L Escape?

    • 0 avatar
      Lorenzo

      Chrysler had a sterling reputation for quality engineering until accountants ran it aground in the 1970s. Lee Iacocca revived the company with K-car derivatives until he bought AMC and the company moved beyond the K-car, until GM-lifer Bob Eaton took over with a bean-counter mentality (paper head gaskets for the Neon) and ultimately sold out the company to Daimler, who took the $8 billion cash hoard and drove out the best engineers and designers. You’re judging a company by the recent mismanagement of its Daimer, Cerberus, and Fiat owners. The company history is a lot longer than the last 20 years or so, and its reputation was never as bad as it is now.

  • avatar
    AutohausSC

    i like the teaser video… farewell

  • avatar
    mittencuh

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

  • avatar
    APaGttH

    …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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