The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Will Be Lighter Than The Hellcat

Muscle Car

Faster, lighter, and (hopefully) rear-wheel drive – we’re already loving the sound of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is starting to sound like one of the most unnecessary cars ever – and we mean that in a very good way. The Challenger SRT Hellcat is widely regarded as one of the most menacing muscle cars in existence, with its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI engine churning out a tire-shredding 707 horespower. It’s the perfect car for doing burnouts. And now it’s about to get a hardcore Demon variant, set to debut at the New York Auto Show on April 14.

While the performance specs are being kept closely under wraps for now, Dodge is slowly starting to drip-feed us some of the Demon’s vital statistics. This latest teaser video shows that the hardcore muscle car has been working out to shed off a few pounds. According to Dodge, the Demon will be more than 200 pounds lighter than the Hellcat, which weighs a hefty 4500 pounds.

You Might Also Like
The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Is A Supercharged Bargain
The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Is A Supercharged Bargain
8 Modified Range Rover Nightmares
8 Modified Range Rover Nightmares

The reworked steering, suspension, wheels, doors, seats, roof and other components all contribute to the weight loss, as highlighted in the video. There have been fears that the Demon will be all-wheel-drive to handle its excessive power, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. There doesn’t seem to be a front differential in the Demon's skeleton, which would indicate that we’re getting a proper rear-wheel drive muscle car from Dodge that’s even more savage than the Hellcat. More will be revealed next week, so stay tuned.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Students Create 600-HP Honda Civic Hybrid Rallycross Machine

Deep Orange 9 is our kind of school project.

Is The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Way More Powerful Than Advertised?

Jaguar claims the super sedan has 592 horsepower under the hood.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$64,295

Related Reviews