Learn how the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Lost 215 Pounds


Dodge is like a leaky faucet these days, slowly dripping information about the Challenger SRT Demon.

The American automaker will continue to release teasers and videos about its upcoming sports car over the next couple months leading up to its debut, but Motor Authority spoke to Dodge officials to find out just how they managed to shed 215 pounds from the Hellcat. As expected, it was numerous minor things that added up to make a substantial difference, although larger weight reduction pieces include 55 lbs from removing the rear seats and 58 lbs from dumping the front passenger seat.

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Here’s Motor Authority’s detailed breakdown of what has been replaced or removed to shed weight:

  • 4 pounds, manual tilt/telescope steering wheel
  • 2 pounds, removed parking sensors
  • 16 pounds, 18×11-inch aluminum wheels with open lug nuts
  • 18 pounds, removed 23 NVH components
  • 19 pounds, smaller diameter, hollow sway bar
  • 24 pounds, removed all speakers except front door speakers
  • 16 pounds, new aluminum brakes: 2-piece, 4-piston Brembos
  • 55 pounds, removed rear seats
  • 58 pounds, removed front passenger seat
  • 20 pounds, removed trunk lining and spare tire/wheel

That’s actually a reduction of 232 pounds, but apparently Dodge added some weight to transform this car into the SRT Demon.

Expect another teaser for the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to come tomorrow, leading up to its official debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show in April.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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