If the latest teasers are anything to go by, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will have 757 HP and reach 0-60 mph in 3 seconds.
It’s Thursday, and that can only mean one thing – yet another teaser about the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon before its eventual reveal at the New York Auto Show in April. Having already established that the Demon will be a hardcore beast of a muscle car that’s just as capable on the drag strip as it is on the road, Dodge has revealed that it will be the first production car to feature an ‘After-Run Chiller’ to keep the cooling fan and intercooler pump running after engine shutdown until it reaches a targeted temperature.
This should ensure the engine is cooled down sufficiently after you’re done burning copious amounts of rubber. Also announced was a new “Performance Pages” application accessible via an 8.4-inch touch screen mounted to the Demon’s central Uconnect infotainment system. If you like being overwhelmed with information and graphic displays, prepare to spend a lot of time messing around with this system. Real-time graphs of the horsepower and torque can be displayed, as well as changes in power levels from adding Direct Connection Performance Parts. And that’s just the start.
You can also check the lateral and longitudinal G forces and access timers for reaction times at 0-60 mph, 0-100 mph, eighth-mile and quarter-mile elapsed time, and vehicle speed. There are also gauge read-outs for engine oil pressure and temperature, coolant temperature, transmission fluid temperature, intake air temperature, air-fuel ratio, intercooler coolant temperature, boost pressure, and battery voltage. You can even adjust the line-lock, launch RPMs, and program the shift lights. All this data can then be recorded and archived to help optimize the car for different conditions and improve driving techniques. And bragging rights, of course.
Then there are the driving modes. Demon drivers will be able to select from one of three modes: Auto (Street), Drag, and Custom, which all come with a multitude of tuning options for engine performance, steering, suspension, and traction control. It’s also worth highlighting an accompanying image showing the power chart, with a time display that reads “7:57”. Dodge is renowned for adding easter eggs into publicity photos - could this be a cryptic clue confirming that the Demon only has 757 horses under the hood? A teaser video showing the Performance Pages may have also revealed some of the Demon’s specifications which Road and Track has dissected.
If the figures turn out to be correct, the Demon will hit 0-60 mph in three seconds and 0-100 mph in either 6.08 or 6.8 seconds. Reaching an 1/8th mile will take 6.6 seconds at 125 mph, while the ¼ mile will take 10.5 seconds at 129 mph. If true, the Demon has some mighty muscle. No doubt we'll find more in the next few weeks.