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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon packs more launch force than the Hellcat

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We’re getting closer to next month’s reveal of the much anticipated 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Dodge continues to release weekly teasers of its “new ultimate performance halo,” which is going to debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show. In this latest teaser, called “Multiplication,” Dodge explains how the Challenger SRT Demon generates more than 35 percent higher launch force than a Challenger Hellcat.

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The Challenger SRT Demon will arrive with 18×11-inch lightweight wheels and 315/40R 18 Nitto NT05R street-legal drag radials. The new drag radials measure 12.6 inches wide. The added traction and higher profile of these new tires allow the Challenger SRT Demon to handle higher launch torque loads.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been upgraded with a higher stall speed torque converter and 3.09 rear axle gears. Compared to the Challenger Hellcat, the Challenger SRT Demon has a15 percent larger tire contact patch, more than twice as much grip, an 18 percent increase in converter torque multiplication and an 18 percent increase in rear axle torque multiplication.

Source: Dodge