Just when you thought you knew everything about the Dodge Demon.
By now, you’re probably aware that the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is certifiably insane. Packing an astonishing 840-horsepower and 770 lb-ft, it’s currently the fastest production car in the world with a 0-60 mph time of 2.3 seconds. It’s street legal, but can also dominate the drag strip thanks to included tools at your disposal. All this can be yours for a mere $84,995, plus another $1 if you want to unlock its full potential. This monumental muscle car is so feature-rich, Dodge drip-fed us with no less than 14 teasers up until the official reveal.
And yet Dodge still hasn’t finished feeding us with new tasty details about the Demon. It turns out that Dodge has been holding back some interesting tidbits about the Demon since its debut at the New York Auto Show in April. For example, we already knew that its supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 was an upgraded version of the same unit found in the Challenger SRT Hellcat, but we didn’t know how much was changed. Well, Dodge has now revealed that 62 percent of the Demon’s engine is new compared to the Hellcat’s, with new components including the engine block, crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods and supercharger.
Having said that, the Demon and Hellcat siblings still have things in common. The cylinder heads for both muscle cars are machined on unique CNC machines dedicated to those models, and both engines are dyno tested for 42 minutes at up to 5,200 rpm before being shipped to the assembly plant in Ontario, Canada. If you’re looking for some new dinner table conversation starters, Dodge has also revealed some “fun facts” about the Demon that will blow your mind. First off, during a quarter mile run the Demon ingests 173 cubic feet of air. That’s equivalent to the lung capacity of 816 humans. In just 800-feet into the same quarter mile, the Demon would suck all the air out of the cabin.
Elsewhere, the V8’s cooling system rejects 258 kW of heat at rated power which would boil one quart of water at room temperature in 1.2 seconds and is equal to 250 electric toasters. At rated power, high-octane fuel flows at 1.36 gallons per minute which is about the same as a typical shower head, and each power stroke, piston and connecting rod is loaded with 11 tons of force. That’s the equivalent to the weight of five Dodge Challenger SRT Demons, and this happens at more than 50 times a second at 6,300 rpm. Then there’s the brutal amount of force the Demon generates off the line. At launch, the driveline bears 11,164 lb-ft of ring gear torque, resulting in a stomach-churning 1.8 g of force.