Single Photo of Dodge Demon Leaks Ahead of Official Debut

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It’s just one photo for now, but it sure looks like the real deal.

After months of teasing us with videos and small tidbits of information, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will finally debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show this week. But like most major debuts, someone on the internet has managed to get their hands on a photo of what appears to be the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on the drag strip, which is in line with all the marketing materials Dodge has put out so far for the car. Of course nothing is official until it’s properly unveiled, but it’s more than likely this is the real deal.

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With all the teaser videos and images Dodge has released, there aren’t any real surprises on the Demon. There’s wider fenders, a massive hood scoop and Demon badges, but nothing too wild. It also does resemble the mules that spy photographers have caught testing, as well as what has appeared on promotional The Fate of the Furious videos.

Unfortunately official specifications won’t come until the car is properly introduced in New York. But expect more than 707 horsepower, which is what the Hellcat offers, plus a collection of other modifications including an upgraded cooling system, 100-octane capability and more. The American automaker is focused on making the Demon appear like a quarter-mile monster and hopefully it doesn’t disappoint.


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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 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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  • 49er4ever 49er4ever on Apr 10, 2017

    I love what Dodge has done with this release. This is a narrow use drag racing car, a classic muscle car platform, with what appears to be some very cool (literally) tech. Great job by the marketing folks, keeping it fun!

  • Riiiiiiick Riiiiiiick on Apr 10, 2017

    I can see they really went for the gusto here... just a straight up challenger. If the appearance is actually going to be this lazy, I'm guessing the engine will be a modified hellcat with some 'neat' upgrades. Nothing a tune couldn't do with what sounds like a gimmick cooling system , probably a modified version of something that already exists. Overall, an unoriginal version of a challenger hellcat. I actually hope Dodge doesn't disappoint and does something original, but I'm not getting my hopes up.