Did Spy Photographers Catch the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Fully Exposed?

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Spy photographers have caught what appears to be the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon fully exposed.

At first glance, it certainly appears that this is the high-performance muscle car the American automaker has been teasing for weeks. On closer inspection, however, there are many reasons to be skeptical that this is the actual Demon because there are too many differences between this Challenger and the official teasers we’ve seen so far.

For one, it’s a bit strange that it’s wearing Pirelli tires but sporting a gigantic Nitto decal on the windshield. It has also been confirmed that the Demon will come with Nitto drag radials, and the tires on this Challenger definitely aren’t drag tires.

If you recall a recent video where Vin Diesel talks about the upcoming The Fate of the Furious movie, the Internet went into a frenzy because it was believed that a pair of Dodge Challenger SRT Demons were just casually hanging out in the background and that he inadvertently revealed the car before he was supposed to. With a more aggressive hood, wider fenders and other accessories, it made sense, but again, it didn’t add up.

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Taking into account what we know about the Demon, the one in the spy photos appears to be the same car in Diesel’s video and not the production model. What’s likely being caught on camera by spy photographers are the cars being used in the upcoming movie, which explains all the marketing decals. Stickers from LB Performance, known for its Liberty Walk widebody kits, can also be seen, which suggests these Challengers are equipped with Liberty Walk body kits. But if you compare the existing Liberty Walk Challengers to the widebody found on these prototypes, there are slight differences.

Chances are, this is the styling being used for the Demon, but the vehicles have been spiced up a bit for the big screen. The latest teaser released by Dodge features similar styling on the widebody fenders, but there are no rivets, which makes much more sense for a production car. You can see the production fenders on the photo below.

It also explains all the decals on some of the other cars, since it wouldn’t be a Fast and the Furious movie if the cars weren’t stickered up.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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