2018 Dodge Demon: Forget AWD; New Video Confirms RWD and Big Box of Stuff for Owners

2018 Dodge Demon: Forget AWD; New Video Confirms RWD and Big Box of Stuff for Owners

We were wrong. The 2018 Challenger SRT Demon that Dodge has actually been teasing for weeks currently will certainly not, as we formerly speculated, be all-wheel drive. Instead, it will certainly most certainly be rear-wheel drive, as Dodge most current teaser video (embedded at the bottom of this post) plainly shows. It’s the current reveal in a collection of information decreases; we most just recently found out that it’ll have just one seat. The brand-new video shows a helmeted number unlatching a huge pet crate and taking out a light weight aluminum floor jack, a torque wrench, and also a cordless effect driver before dominating a chaotic selection of all three in addition to a tire gauge, the jack’s detachable take care of, and also– the actually crucial bits– a set of skinny wheels and tires.
Dodge earlier validated that the automobile will be provided on 4 ultrawide Nitto drag radials. That, plus our conjecture on the definition of a puzzling certificate plate shown in one picture, had us believing AWD. But this latest clip indicates that the Nittos on the front could be simply spared for the back axle once, you know, you roast the ones back there into oblivion. 
2018 Dodge Demon: Forget AWD; New Video Confirms RWD and Big Box of Stuff for Owners
Dodge Demon
It’s also possible the skinny tires that owners might make use of, called “runners” in the drag-racing world, may not be DOT accepted; consequently, the additional set of drag radials could be fitted to enable the car to be legally owned on public roadways. Once a proprietor gets to a drag strip, they could crack open the Demon-branded toolkit as well as swap out those front seats. Exactly how one obtains the substantial box to the drag strip is another concern. We never get a shot of the back side of the dog crate. Maybe the skinny wheels are truly trailer wheels and also the cage is truly a miniature trailer. Yeah, that’s skeptical. Required to presume, we bet the devices have a devoted spot in the car somewhere (or Mopar will certainly market some kind of organizer/tool bag) and that owners could probably stack the joggers in the spare-tire well.
In addition to the clip, Dodge launched an image of a badge that appears to be fastened to the top of the box. This special plate reads “Constructed for Tom Coddington” (a participant of Dodge Ramchargers drag racing team that rose to prominence in the 1960s) and also includes the identification number 0757 as well as a VIN that strangely enough consists of the letters “VIN” adhered to by “001121.” Are they quarter-mile numbers? The Demon clocking 11.21 secs would be too slow-moving, we assume, as well as 7.57 seconds is ludicrous. Result figures? We question that 757 describes the vehicle’s horsepower, as a mere 50-hp bump seems underneath the Demon’s specialness; we believe it’s more likely to be the vehicle’s torque figure in pound-feet, but we additionally think Dodge would not tease any kind of result numbers this early in the process. So exactly what those numbers are pointing to continues to be a mystery– do not hesitate to guess in the comments listed below.

2018 Dodge Demon: Forget AWD; New Video Confirms RWD and Big Box of Stuff for Owners

The video, unfortunately, does not give us anymore peeks at the Demon itself, only the huge tool box resting at the staging area at a drag strip. The YouTube clip’s description also reads:

“The Demon’s cage has lots of Direct Link mode.” Mopar’s accessories catalog, it must be kept in mind, made use of to advertise bolt-on performance parts as Straight Link items long ago; today they go by the Mopar Efficiency name. We dig the link, and we look forward to seeing what else Dodge has up its sleeve for its rear-drive, drag-strip-centric Challenger development.
Source: Caranddriver