Dodge Demon Serves Up Some Physics for Breakfast

Dodge Demon Serves Up Some Physics for Breakfast

Dodge is serving up some physics for breakfast this morning with its latest teaser of the upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

As the seventh installment in its 12-part series, the latest video is called “Third Law,” which refers to Newton’s Third Law of Motion that states “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Simply put, to be a successful drag car, the Demon must have extremely efficient weight transfer.

Dodge unveiled this week that the Demon will have a Drag Mode, which isn’t a huge surprise. Dodge says the focus in this week’s teaser video “is on how Drag Mode, in combination with the SRT Demon’s all-new suspension, maximizes weight transfer, traction and control … because burnouts are fun, but they don’t win races.”

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The Demon will combine “mechanical and electronic tuning to deliver maximum launch force while still maintaining precision directional control,” FCA said in a statement. “The SRT Demon is the first-ever factory production car with mechanical/electronic drag-race-specific suspension tuning.”

Here’s what Dodge lists as upgrades the Demon gets that will help it win drag races:

Hardware:

  • 35 percent lower rate front springs/28 percent lower rate rear springs
  • 75 percent lower rate hollow front sway bar/44 percent lower rate rear sway bar
  • Drag-tuned Bilstein Adaptive Damping Shocks

Software:

  • Rear = F/F and Front = F/S
  • F/F – F/S maintained @ wide open throttle (WOT)
  • F/F – F/F < WOT
  • Traction control disabled/ESC maintained

Result:

  • 13.5=575@500

Hidden in the tire smoke in the teaser image are these figures: 13.5=575@500. No explanation was given.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will debut fully at the New York Auto Show in April.

Watch the latest “Third Law” video below:

Watch the rest of the videos in the playlist below: