The Dodge Challenger SRT is available with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. A true muscle car in every sense of the word, the SRT is no joke on the track. The Model S PD is equipped with two electric motors, with the front unit making horsepower and the rear motor making horsepower.
So fast, in fact, that Dodge stated that the Demon would not be welcomed at your local drag strip. Like buying a Pomsky, only to learn that it is banned from a cutest dog competition. This all begs the question: Why make a drag-racing machine that is officially banned from drag-racing?
We knew this thing was going to be built for the drag strip, but even we weren't expecting this: The Demon will wear width drag radials in the back and in the front. Those are the widest front tires ever fitted to a production vehicle, and they make the Demon the first car to wear drag radials from the factory. And while it might seem odd to slap such wide front tires on a car focused on drag racing, think of it this way: When you've burned through the rear tires, you can just rotate the fronts to the back and keep on going.
Clearance Items. The SRT-4 was designed for the racing and muscle car crowd. The SRT-4 differed from a regular Neon, the model on which it was based, in many ways.
I'm not a man who lets fly four-letter words too easily or too often, but I'll be the first to admit that I dug into the seedier side of my vocabulary when I first tried the Dodge Demon at a drag strip. The Challenger SRT Demon is the kind of machine that will readjust your definition of what "fast" means, the kind of car that demands respect and the kind of car that elicits a profane fusillade from the mouths of the most reserved of passengers. The experience of launching the horsepower, wheelie-popping, record-breaking Dodge Demon is one you're not likely to have this side of an aircraft carrier catapult, but despite its brutal performance and devilish looks, there's a surprising amount of finesse and engineering here.
This week's video teaser on the hellacious street car that will be unveiled on April 11 in New York, includes a revealing set of parts, including spare wheels in a box. Sure looks like the car is ready to trade out its front runners for a day at the track. The tools are all there.