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.
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.
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.
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.
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: