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Dodge Challenger Demon Will Come With Widest Front Tires Ever

It's wider body will house barely legal drag radials, making it a true drag strip demon.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is shaping up to be one of the most menacing muscle cars ever – and that’s quite a tall order considering it’s following the legacy of the bonkers Hellcat. Ahead of its reveal in April at the New York Auto Show, last week Dodge showed us how the Demon has been put on a diet to shed some weight. This week, the manufacturer has revealed the Demon’s rear end in all its glory, and it’s suitably brash.

The first official photo of the Demon shows it riding on monstrous 18 x 11-inch wheels with special 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R front and rear tires designed specifically for the Demon using “new compound and specific tire construction.” This makes the Demon the first-ever factory production car built with drag radials, as well as the widest front tires ever to be fitted to a production car – an honor which previously belonged to the last-gen Camaro. Along with its beefy fender flares, it all combines to create an “intimidating, purposeful stance.” The teaser video also shows the Demon doing what a muscle car does best: tire-shredding burnouts.

This appears to be the Demon’s sole purpose, though whether it will be a RWD muscle car or AWD as rumored is still up for debate. You can also hear that sweet signature sound of the Hellcat’s sublime supercharger. No power output details have been revealed, but the Demon is expected to be even more brutal than the 707-horsepower Hellcat.

All that power means the Hellcat will reach 0-60mph in just 3.6 seconds and produce a hell of a lot of tire smoke. We also know it will be 200 pounds lighter than the Hellcat. More will be revealed about the Demon in the coming weeks as Dodge continue to drip feed us with its weekly teaser videos. No doubt we'll soon see the front-end after it was potentially spoiled by Vin Diesel. For the puzzle aficionados out there, make note of the "#2576@35" on the license plate because as a demonic sinner, Dodge loves little else than teasing its fans. Let us know what you think the cryptic message means in the comments below!

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