The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be gulping in a hell of a lot of air.
While we wait for its official reveal in a couple of months, Dodge has been feeding us weekly morsels of the outrageous Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, set to become one of the most hardcore muscle cars ever. Of course, such monstrous power requires huge helpings of cool air to be fed into the engine to reach its potential power output. Which is why Dodge has equipped the Demon with the largest functional hood scoop of any production car ever. No kidding.
Measuring over 45 square inches, Dodge has appropriately dubbed the Demon’s bulging hood scoop the “Air Grabber,” which is a key component to enable the supercharged HEMI V8 engine to reach obscene levels of power.
Also helping the Demon achieve this is a “significantly larger air box” sealed and ducted to the hood scoop, and two illuminated functional 'Air Catcher' headlights. This allows for a significantly increased airflow, and also reduces the inlet air temperature by more than 30 degrees compared to the Hellcat. This revelation gives us hope that the Demon’s power output will exceed the rather tepid 757 horsepower that’s been rumored, not exactly a huge jump from the 707 horsepower delivered by the SRT Hellcat, if it proves to be true. Dodge still isn’t disclosing any more specs for now, but we do know a few things.
For one, the Demon will be 200 pounds lighter than the Hellcat. It will also include a wide bodykit, and can be tuned for both the street and the drag strip thanks to the tools included in the Demon Crate. We still have to wait until the New York Auto Show in April for the Demon’s debut, so expect to learn more tantalizing tidbits of this extreme muscle car in the next few weeks.