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The 2018 Challenger SRT Demon that Dodge has been teasing for weeks now will not, as we previously speculated, be all-wheel drive. Instead, it will most definitely be rear-wheel drive, as Dodge’s latest teaser video (embedded at the bottom of this post) clearly shows. Dodge earlier confirmed that the car will be delivered on four ultra wide Nitto drag radials. Once an owner reaches a drag strip, they can crack open the Demon-branded toolbox and swap out those front meats.
Maybe the skinny wheels are really trailer wheels and the crate is really a mini trailer. Output figures?
It was a brand-new pop-up website—ifyouknowyouknow.com—leading to a teaser video hinting at something high performance and evil: The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
Folks speculated that this lateral growth would allow Dodge to fit some seriously wide tires under the Challenger (recall that the regular Challenger SRT Hellcat makes do with a measly 275-width rear tire that can hardly stand up to the power even in normal daily driving).
Update, 1/27: Yep, Dodge confirms it is the wide body. Today, the automaker informed us that the Demon will be a full 3.5 inches wider than the regular Challenger and SRT Hellcat, and released the rear image you see above. Wide, indeed.
On January 26th, Dodge dropped its third teaser video, "Body," along with some tasty tire tidbits. The Challenger SRT Demon will be the first factory production car fitted with drag radial tires, and mama mia are they some big'uns: 315/40R18 Nitto NT05Rs, front and rear, the closest thing you can get to a drag racing slick while still having enough tread to be street legal.
Alongside the second of what will eventually be 12 Demon teaser videos, Dodge finally gave us a piece of data: The Demon will be more than 200 pounds lighter than the current Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Seriously, wide wheels and tires front and rear will fill out the stance, while Dodge promises changes to the "interior construction and components" as well.
“The Challenger SRT Demon provides a platform from which each customer can design their own ultimate “Street/Strip” muscle car. It’s not intended for a road course,” says Dodge.
Dodge will reveal the 2018 Dodge Demon at the New York Auto Show, but you can keep up with the devilish gossip at www.ifyouknowyouknow.com, where fans and followers can get weekly updates, download sharable content and gain insight into the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s engineering prowess.