It is that time of the week again when Dodge reveals something new about the ...
It is that time of the week again when Dodge reveals something new about the insane Challenger SRT Demon in the run up to its reveal at the New York Motor Auto Show in April. Well, one of the most intriguing reveals was how it could be tuned to be the fast and furious road-going muscle car, or the dominating drag racer.
This week, Dodge has focused its attentions on the latter, detailing how the Challenger SRT will feature the new dedicated Drag Mode allowing it to blitz across the strip faster than the Hellcat.
While a brutal power of the Hellcat’s supercharged Hemi would have made it more than capable on a drag strip, the suspension and tuning was designed to strike the balance between drag strip brute force, road course competence, and street car civility, and it could never quite meet its potential as the drag car.
With the Demon, however, there are no compromises – Dodge wants it to dominate in all areas.
To make the Demon the formidable force on the drag strip, Dodge has fitted it with drag race-specific suspension and the Bilstein adaptive dampers for the first time in the production car.
This setup maximizes the Demon’s weight transfer, control and traction, allowing it to do the one thing muscle cars are supposed to be really good at: tire-torturing burnouts, because burnouts are fun, and they don’t win races, Dodge acknowledges. We couldn’t agree more.
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