Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th April 2017, 09:14   #1
BHPian
 
rohitoasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Chennai
Posts: 202
Thanked: 349 Times
Default Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!

Motortrend gives a comprehensive first look of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon


The headline figures and totally bonkers.
808 horsepower and 717 lb-ft of torque on 91 octane gas
and.
840 hp and 770 lb-ft of torque on 100-plus high-octane race fuel.


All of these thanks to a modified Hellcat engine with a new, larger 2.7-liter supercharger (up from 2.4 liters in lesser Hellcats) and boost pressure raised to 14.5 psi from 11.6 psi
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!-2018dodgechallengersrtdemonengine.jpg

Zero to 60 mph in 2.1 seconds on a regulation drag strip. (Not on street)
Zero to 100 mph in 5.1 seconds.
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!-2018dodgechallengersrtdemonfrontthreequarterinmotion07e1491929895293.jpg

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!-2018dodgechallengersrtdemonrearend02.jpg
With such astounding numbers. Pretty sure this is the view most of the world would have of this car.

Fun Facts below.

Quote:
The Car is a Guinness World Records holder for the longest wheelie for a production car at 2.92 feet with front wheels off the ground.
Quote:
The team dropped 200 pounds with smaller brakes and hollow anti-roll bars, by removing carpeting and all but the driver’s seat, and by going with a basic two-speaker stereo
Quote:
315 Section wheels on all four wheels.
Quote:
It comes with the largest functional hood scoop on a production car at 42.5 square inches. There are three air vents in total for massive airflow, and the air drops in temperature by 30 degrees through the air inlets. A liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system and after-run chiller cool it even more.
rohitoasis is offline   (34) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2017, 19:03   #2
Distinguished - BHPian
 
amitoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 2,930
Thanked: 1,536 Times
Default Re: 700 BHP makes Dodge SRT Hellcat the most powerful Muscle Car ever!

It is ironic that the one thing this car is purpose built to do has got it banned from doing exactly that! Being under 9.99 seconds and having an exit speed of 140 mph means that in its current form, you can't take it to the drag strip here in US without installing a roll cage and getting a racing license. Another 10mph faster and it would have required a parachute as well!

All said and done, I absolutely love the commitment that Dodge is showing to the drag culture of racing.
amitoj is offline   (21) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2017, 19:42   #3
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 4,886
Thanked: 23,324 Times
Default Re: 700 BHP makes Dodge SRT Hellcat the most powerful Muscle Car ever!

It's truly a DEMON!

Last edited by RavenAvi : 12th April 2017 at 19:45.
RavenAvi is offline   (12) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2017, 01:04   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Lucknow
Posts: 28
Thanked: 33 Times
Default Re: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!

With phenomenal power figures like these, it's sure to give goosebumps even to the viewers lucky enough to see it in action live!
If only I could have a go!
Stratosphere is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2017, 03:30   #5
BHPian
 
mijnoirhammer67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: -
Posts: 86
Thanked: 160 Times
Default Re: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!

This is not a demon guys, this is death on wheels. 315 tyres so that it doesn't take off? Thats whack. Anyone buying this would be crazy.

But id definitely buy it given the chance
mijnoirhammer67 is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2017, 10:55   #6
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 45,963
Thanked: 77,242 Times
Default Re: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!

As if the Hellcat wasn't crazy enough - holy cow, 840 horses & 0 - 60 mph in 2.1 seconds .

If the objective of Dodge was to bring some coolness back to the brand, the Challenger (and its many versions) has succeeded. This is what a halo car should be. I also think the Challenger is the best looking muscle car today, better than the Mustang & Camaro.

Anyone agree that no one other than the Americans could come up with such a crazy ride? In this era of EVs & clean tail-pipes, it's a relief to see that some manufacturers still love having fun . Hats off to Sergio for signing off on this project even through the challenging times for FCA.
GTO is offline   (19) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2017, 11:09   #7
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 333
Thanked: 148 Times
Default Re: 700 BHP makes Dodge SRT Hellcat the most powerful Muscle Car ever!

Quote:
Originally Posted by RavenAvi View Post
It's truly a DEMON!

Those front tires at 2.51 and 4:38 (when the Tire Wrinkle and Wheel Lift is shown)!! Too skinny?
sanjaykk is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th April 2017, 11:50   #8
BHPian
 
rohitoasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Chennai
Posts: 202
Thanked: 349 Times
Default Re: 700 BHP makes Dodge SRT Hellcat the most powerful Muscle Car ever!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sanjaykk View Post
Those front tires at 2.51 and 4:38 (when the Tire Wrinkle and Wheel Lift is shown)!! Too skinny?
The car originally comes with 315 sections even in the front.
But
What you see in this video are the option Narrow drag spec Aluminum wheels which comes in a specialised crate along with other drag specific components.

Quote:
Personalized, serialized Demon Crate with the buyer’s name, VIN, and serial number. The crate contains narrow front runner aluminum drag wheels for the track, performance parts, tools, jacks—everything you need once you reach the track.

.Parts include a powertrain control module to switch to high-octane gas, a switch module with a big, round button to push to switch gas and remap the engine, an air filter, tools, and a tire pressure gauge.
The attention that Dodge has given to this demographic is too much. The crate which contains all these spares fits right inside the boot.
rohitoasis is offline   (9) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2017, 15:16   #9
BHPian
 
MaheshY1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Dharuhera
Posts: 99
Thanked: 113 Times
Default Re: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post

In this era of EVs & clean tail-pipes, it's a relief to see that some manufacturers still love having fun.
Come on man! EVs can be fun too. P100D does (almost) all of that and can still do grocery runs with no drag radials at the back and no moped tyre at the front. And you don't need 'dripping rubber' or an experienced racer behind the wheel either.

I think it's an answer to all those noobs killing the Challengers with their EVs with no drama.

Low centre of gravity, instant torque, smart all-wheel drive system and not-so-high top speed makes Teslas great fun in the real world. I love 'em.
MaheshY1 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2017, 15:45   #10
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 45,963
Thanked: 77,242 Times
Default Re: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaheshY1 View Post
EVs can be fun too. P100D does (almost) all of that and can still do grocery runs with no drag radials at the back and no moped tyre at the front.
EVs might be faster or slower than my favourite cars, but they don't offer the same character. Have you driven a Tesla hard? I personally haven't, but from what I've read & heard (reliable sources), there is simply no drama. Also, while the initial acceleration from the Model S is good, it's not the case after 80 - 100 mph.

To me, the mechanical feel of conventional cars offers a lot of pleasure. The sound, the feel, the experience. I don't see that happening with a Model S. Full credit to Tesla, and I'm a big fan of their engineering achievements, but I prefer internal combustion engines.
GTO is offline   (14) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 14th April 2017, 22:35   #11
BHPian
 
The Brutailer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: -
Posts: 306
Thanked: 612 Times
Default Re: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!

Preposterous. Ridiculous. Farcical. Illogical. Maybe even foolish and hare-brained. But damn, it pulls the strings of my heart.

The perfect converse to the dramaless Teslas.

This is the real ludicrous monster.
The Brutailer is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2017, 17:07   #12
Distinguished - BHPian
 
karan561's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,573
Thanked: 8,215 Times
Default Re: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!

With the recent interest of FCA in India with Jeep brand & Ford offering Mustang in RHD for India, i pray & hope that the next gen Dodge Challenger to be made in RHD and someday we see the Challenger hit Indian shores.

Mr TRUMP & Mr MODI need to figure this one out for us
karan561 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 16th April 2017, 20:32   #13
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: coorg/bombay
Posts: 310
Thanked: 117 Times
Default Re: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!

And Chevy conveniently launches the 1000hp Camaro exorcist , not sure of how they compare on price though
howler is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 16th April 2017, 21:03   #14
BHPian
 
rohitoasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Chennai
Posts: 202
Thanked: 349 Times
Default Re: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!

Quote:
Originally Posted by howler View Post
And Chevy conveniently launches the 1000hp Camaro exorcist , not sure of how they compare on price though
Hennessey sure has tuned the 650bhp LT4 motor from Camaro ZL1 into a monster with 1000 bhp and 966 lbft of torque. But then in clever word play have launched the Exorcist to tame the Demon.

Saw an image appropriate to this word play in Motortrend and thought of sharing.
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!-2017hennesseycamarozl1exorcistrearthreequartersdriver.jpg

Being offered with manual and the awesome new 10 speed automatic that GM has been using in its performance cars to much acclaim. But the headline figures do not seem to match the Dodge maybe because straightline speed is not their goal. The Camaro ZL1 is universally being acclaimed as a track monster and a beautiful handling car. A track pack to aid handling will be provided as optional in the Exorcist.

The slow throughput of Hennessey also would mean only 100 would be made per year. Would take a long time to march the Dodge limited production run of 3300 for Demon.
rohitoasis is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 17th April 2017, 21:46   #15
BHPian
 
LOL_FWD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: KA 19/ KA 03
Posts: 84
Thanked: 146 Times
Default Re: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon : Insane muscle car with 840 horses!

Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger cars for Dodge with a detailed explanation of the Demon.
I know they are good marketing people implicitly but mahn! This car just screams insane

LOL_FWD is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
700 BHP makes Dodge SRT Hellcat the most powerful Muscle Car ever! HyperRetard The International Automotive Scene 3 12th January 2017 22:30
2012 Dodge Charger SRT-8 6.4 Hemi unleashed sidindica The International Automotive Scene 6 10th February 2011 00:47
Whatta Muscle Car!!! New Dodge Challenger GTO The International Automotive Scene 69 5th April 2009 10:55
Dodge Viper / SRT 10 gets Sledgehammer Power! aah78 The International Automotive Scene 23 29th January 2007 23:14
Dodge Charger SRT hskhan The International Automotive Scene 13 25th July 2006 00:33


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 23:51.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks