Everything We Know About the Dodge Demon So Far

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Everything We Know About the Dodge Demon So Far

In what must be the slowest tease in history, FCA has released a little more information about its upcoming Dodge Demon.

An image and video of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s rear end have been released, shedding some light on the uber Hellcat’s new widebody stance. The muscle car is pictured on a drag strip with really fat drag radials that look barely legal. It has been revealed that the Demon will use specially designed and branded 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R tires front and rear that will be unique to the dragster. This is strange because drag cars typically have wider rear tires.

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Dodge also revealed that the wider wheels, high-profile drag radials, and integrated fender flares add 3.5 inches to the Challenger SRT’s width.

In a little Easter egg, the Michigan license plate on the Demon says “#2576@35.” We haven’t figured out what it means yet, so if you have any ideas, let us know.

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We also know that the Dodge Demon will be about 200 pounds lighter than the Hellcat and that it will certainly outgun it in terms of acceleration. Rumors say that the Demon might be all-wheel-drive, which would help it get off the line faster than the rear-drive Hellcat without adding more power, although it would also add more weight. Could that also explain the same fat tires on all four corners?

Dodge will continue to release more teasers for the Demon as part of a 12-part series, even though Vin Diesel “accidentally” revealed what many believe is the new car in a video post on his Facebook page. Don’t be surprised when the Dodge Demon shows up in the new Fate of the Furious movie.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be fully revealed at the New York Auto Show in April. AutoGuide.com will be reporting live from the show, so stay tuned.

UPDATE: Our friends at Car and Driver might have cracked the code. An excerpt from our sister site TTAC:

In the last few seconds of the video, the Demon’s license plate is “#2576@35,” which Car and Driver, probably correct in the assumption, deciphered to mean 2,576 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm — at each driven wheel. With the Hellcat making 4,010 lb-ft of torque at each driven wheel, and the fact that new lightweight 18 x 11 inch wheels wrapped in 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radials come on all four corners, this could be evidence in how the Demon puts its power to the pavement.

ALSO SEE: Deciphering the Dodge Demon’s Secret Message

Watch the whole series of teaser videos Dodge has released so far in the playlist below. The newest video is number 3 in the list:

  • Colt D.

    AWD! 1) the tires are the same width all the way around 2) it’s “only” 200 lbs lighter than the Hellcat and 3) that number is roughly half of torque going to each rear wheel in a Hellcat at 3500 rpm

  • Steve Knapp

    “The rule of B2576 Chrysler code when it comes to emissions-related vehicle repair is that any modification that changes the vehicle from a certified configuration to a non-certified configuration is considered tampering: this applies to both vehicle owners and repair facilities and is, therefore, a Federal offense. Replacing a catalyst with a straight pipe is one traditional example.”

    Maybe 2576 means it’s not emissions legal?

  • Mike Schlee

    You might be on to something. Maybe an electronic cut-out? Or adjustable exhaust system.

  • GoneGalt

    Of course its AWD. The Hellcat already grossly overpowers its tires, more HP or less weight in a RWD Challenger would be completely pointless. The 315’s front and rear are the guarantee – why? Its the same setup as the Jeep Trackhawk (although I would’ve gone 315/335 for the sake of lane wandering). They already did the R&D for an AWD Hellcat over at Jeep, why NOT stick that drivetrain under the Challenger? The SRT Jeeps launch like a mofo – I can hardly fathom what this monster is gonna be like. Tesla is about to seriously lose the 0-60 crown. 2 seconds flat is looking like a real possibilty here….especially if they bump the power. LOVE IT.

  • GoneGalt

    One other AWD clue – look at the overhead shot of the strips in lays down. Its definitely AWD. Yay Dodge!

  • Tristan Blick

    2576cc Supercharger @ 35 inches mercury gauge pressure (about 17 PSI boost) which would be about 850 horsepower.

  • John Ferrara

    #2576@35 is a math equation which translates to 2576 x .35 = 901.6
    So I am figuring that 901.6 is the horsepower rating of the Demon.

  • Ray Zazoo

    #2576@35

    The name of the video is “Body” and the previous video is “Reduction”.

    Try:
    257.6 lbs (# – pound symbol) lighter at (@)
    3.5 inches wider

    What about the Hellcat eating the can of Racing Fuel in “Cage”?

  • ASA

    O My God!!!!

    Have deadly drive!

  • John Kreese

    Figuring hp with boost psi is dumb go from sea level to 9k feet and let me know what hp numbers you get on a dyno.

  • Something like a header dump?

  • phelpsy

    It’s will run e85 or race gas most likely. I think everyone is all about straight line and maybe this nitto has a good sidewall for cornering.

  • Ben Nagy

    The hellcat blower has a displacement of 2380 cc and it produces 30,000 liters per minute. The Demon blower may have a displacement of 2576 cc and produce 35,000 liters per minute. I think this explains the license plate since the video really emphasizes the blower sound.