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Dodge Latest Update: Challenger SRT Demon Teaser Hints Of Quicker Launch Than Hellcat

By James Yu , Feb 20, 2017 10:48 AM EST

The latest teaser from Dodge for its upcoming 2018 Challenger SRT Demon has recently been released. This time, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon briefly demonstrates how fast it can launch itself. Dodge has promised that the upcoming 2018 Challenger SRT Demon will be even faster than the outgoing Hellcat and this may very well be the automaker's way of showing that it will keep its word.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: The Latest Teaser

Dodge's latest teaser video for its 2018 Challenger SRT Demon starts with one of the Demon's tires transforming and rolling away at high speed. The teaser video only lasted for 16 seconds and it also showed the sidewall of its tire where the "P315/40R18 102W" was engraved.

Obviously, this refers to the specifications of the tires that were previously hinted as drag type radials. According to report, the only confirmed details in this regard is that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will have a wider body in order for the automaker to be to be able to fit the wider tires that are said to be 15 percent wider than those that are fitted in the outgoing Dodge Hellcat.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Powertrain Numbers Still Not Revealed

According to Car and Driver, Dodge still refuses to reveal the amount of horsepower and torque the upcoming 2018 Challenger SRT Demon can generate from its supercharged V8 engine. It was mentioned however, that Dodge claimed the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon to have a higher stall speed than the powertrain found in the outgoing Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Confirmed Automatic Gearbox

Reports stated that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be paired with an automatic transmission. It was also reported that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon's gearbox will provide about 18 percent more torque multiplication than the gearbox found in the outgoing Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

In addition, the outgoing Hellcat's final-drive ration of 2.62 gearing will be replaced by a quicker 3.09:1 in the upcoming 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Given these fact, it would appear that Dodge will really be keeping its word about the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon being more powerful than the outgoing Hellcat.

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