I guess the helmet and suit might be provided as well
By Patrick Rall, LXForums Editorial Staff
The Demon Comes with a Crate, One Which Confirms RWDEarly this morning, the 4th 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon teaser video went live on IfYouKnowYouKnow.com and with that new clip comes the most detailed press release on the Demon thus far.
The new press release opens with this statement, which clarifies the fact that the new Dodge Demon is a drag car, not a road race car, even with the wide tires on all four corners:
Twenty-two days into the pre-launch campaign, the general consensus seems to be that the Challenger SRT Demon is a single-seat, gutted-out, purpose-built drag car. But this week’s teaser video starts to bring the Challenger SRT Demon’s true mission more clearly into focus.
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; rather, each customer can decide at the time of order, or once they own the car, or even on a moment’s notice that they want their car to favor street performance, drag strip performance or something in between.
The key is building in the capability and flexibility and then giving the customer access to the right gear for the job.
So there you have it – official word that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be street legal and it will be a drag strip machine. When Dodge announced that the Demon has 18x11 lightweight wheels wrapped in Nitto NT05R drag radial tires on all four corners, some people speculated that it would be a road race car and when it was announced earlier this week that it wouldn’t have a passenger or rear seat, some believed that the Demon wouldn’t be street legal.
This week’s information corrects those erroneous rumors, but it leaves the question of why the Demon has four fat tires.
Well, that is where the Demon crate comes into play. The Demon-branded crate shown above seemingly comes with the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and in that crate are 18 items which “maximize the Challenger SRT Demon’s flexibility, exclusivity and future collectability”. This includes Direct Connection Demon Performance Parts and the Demon Track Pack System, neither of which have any explanation. The crate also includes Demon-branded track tools and matching Demon spare wheels, and in the new teaser video titled “Crate”, we see a guy unloading an impact gun, a torque wrench and a jack – presumably the swap to the skinny front wheels laying on the ground.
Provided that these wheels are indeed drag skinnies, there is most certainly no way that the Demon is all-wheel drive, as they wouldn’t build a drag car with AWD only to put skinny tires up front and remove the added grip of AWD. So, you get to the track, you use the Demon-branded tools to swap out the fat front wheels for the skinny front wheels and you go drag racing.
So now we have to wonder what the Direct Connection Demon Performance Parts and the Demon Track Pack System might be, but this teaser confirms that with the inclusion of skinny front Demon wheels, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is probably not all-wheel drive – while verifying that it is a drag car and not a road race car.
Last edited by MagnumClub; 02-02-2017 at 09:14 AM.
Bad A$$.. . . . .
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So is 757 the HP Easter egg? Maybe 1121 on race fuel?
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If you look at the rims and tires, those arent 11" wide. they look like frontrunners for a drag pack.
With skinnies AWD is out
8's N/A? Been there done that
"It’s not intended for a road course; rather, each customer can decide at the time of order, or once they own the car, or even on a moment’s notice that they want their car to favor street performance, drag strip performance or something in between."
Hot Wheel Dan
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Finally, will that box actually fit in the truck? Or does the purchase price also come with a Ram and a trailer?
That box is awful big which means you'd have another vehicle to lug it to the track to do the the tire swap. Gonna look kinda funny going from a fender flared 315 front tire to what, a 225 or so smaller front tire?