The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Will Be Lighter Than The Hellcat

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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.

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.


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